October 6, 2016


I started decorating for fall
way back during the last days of August.
Rob was home from Austin and
we were watching a great movie when I made
this banner. He helped me hang it on the mantel
and it just brought back a beautiful memory!
Now here we are in October and I am
wondering where in the world September went....
This was my first idea for d├ęcor
before the first pumpkin appeared...

I believe we ALL love to decorate our mantels
for the fall season.
Do you love banners as much as I do?
Today I decided to make my own autumn banner
which will be displayed from September all the way
through the Thanksgiving holidays!

My ever faithful DIY companion is always willing
to lend her "paw!"

Have you priced holiday banners lately?
Some are rather expensive.......
That's why it can be so rewarding to just create your own,
don't you think?

Picture autumn's best view on your mantel.

To me, this reminds us to be thankful
for the fall season....thankful for the blessings.....

We simply cannot wait to welcome the 
Harvest Season!


  1. Good Morning Estelle,
    What a pretty treat to see the beauty of the season on your lovely mantle.
    I also liked you kitty cat helper-this made me smile:)
    Great tutorial too-pinning!

  2. Your new banner is so sweet. Love the colors you chose. Very nice of the cat to help you. :):) Love that cat. Cats love paper bags and boxes, they are fun to watch. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. A beautiful and elegant banner! Much nicer than any you could purchase.

  4. That's lovely, Betsy! Making your own means you can have it exactly how you want it! Now I am thinking about what I would make for a banner for my mantel!

  5. How lovely and everything on your mantel is beautiful. The colors in your banner pattern are perfect for fall.
    Happy TOHOT!

    White Spray Paint

  6. Hi Betsy, Love this banner and the beautiful elements you added with the graphics. It looks fabulous on your gorgeous mantel. Love seeing your little crafting companion check out your work. Too cute!! Have a great weekend ahead sweet friend. xo

  7. What a lovely autumn mantel and the banner is adorable...thanks so much for the inspiration...

  8. Betsy your banner is quite elegant and certainly evokes the season of thankfulness. I love the color combination you have chosen for your beautiful mantel. So pretty and very creative! ♥

  9. Very pretty banner. "Hi, Mae"


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