It's my Back-to-School Mantle. It's pretty simple really. I just added a few of my staples, my old window, a couple of initials for SMITH or SCHOOL, some pictures of my family and my cuties and some candles. I also added these in the apothecary jars...
Yes, those are some extra school supplies. And there are my cuties! I also found a really awesome Chalkboard at Target this year at the Dollar Spot!!
The one on the right is the one I found. Of course, when I realized that I actually needed 2 and went back to get it, they were sold out...figures. So I found the framed chalkboard on the left at Hobby Lobby and made it to look similar. Most of the words are permanent so I used a paint pen to create those but left the blanks so we could use them year after year. I just wrote the rest of the info in chalk. Can you believe that G is going into 3rd grade this year!?!?! And M...Kindergarden?!?!?!?! Again, puddle of tears. I also added a clock behind the chalkboards to signify that ever so fast ticking away of time.
They will never be this young again...ah...oh well. I hope you enjoyed this Mantle and are ready for your kiddos to head back to school!