August 20, 2012

Back to School Mantel

Happy Mantel Monday! This week's mantel is all about Back to School. Which, admittedly, isn't all that relevant in my house. But, it's relevant to a LOT of houses this week, so I went with it!

Details, details: The globe was borrowed from another room in my house and the books are my go-to for height (plus, they're very in-keeping with the theme this week!). The math flash cards were picked up at an antique store for $0.25/each. How could I resist?!

Do you follow me on Pinterest? If so, you may have seen the free ABC printable I pinned last week. I'm in love with free printables, if you haven't figured it out. And, this ABC print from Sprik Space is great because it comes in a LOT of color choices! I placed mine in a $2 ikea document frame (the frame is 8.5x11" so no trimming the print. Score!) and then placed that frame behind an open frame (an antique store find). Bigger frame=less space on the mantel to fill. Double score!

Do you have any crafty Back to School projects on your to-do list this week? I'd love to hear about them!

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  1. Love the flash card banner! Perfect!

  2. Love the flash card banner! Perfect!

  3. How cute! I like it a lot. And not just because I teach school.

  4. Nice one Emily! Ha! I forgot about flashcards!! I love globes...old and new, big and small. No back to school projects here....thankfully I'm finished with kids in school!

  5. Oh my cute! You're a genius....seriously!!! XO, Aimee

  6. I'm in LOVE with this mantel! The flashcards are adorable!

  7. That is too cute!! I love the flashcards. :)

  8. My mantel is the same since when, after Easter? But I've been watching yours, just so you know.


  9. I love the vintage flash cards! Such a cute graphic banner. And the globe is right up my alley. Love this mantel! xoxo

  10. The flash cards are fabulous - I think I may have some in my basement (surprise, surprise)!! We've still got 2 weeks til school starts - maybe I can whip up a fabulous back to school mantel too?!

  11. I love the smaller frame in a bigger one ... great tip. And beautiful back to school mantel.

  12. I loved this so much that I shared it in a roundup of Back-to-School projects on my blog today! You can see it here: Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    ~Abby =)
    Just a Girl and Her Blog


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