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All Things Altered Fall/ Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the All Things Altered Fall/ Halloween Blog Hop
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If only I could see your face right now, scrolling, puzzled looks, scratching your head wondering WHERE'S THE HALLOWEEN PROJECT????  I know shocking.  Nope, I'm doing FALL!  I have a new basement we are just finishing and I wanted something on my new mantle.  Fall is my favorite time of year so I created these altered wood letters so I could enjoy it every year!
I happen to have some Stampin Up Fall paper left, perfect for this project.
I used various Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers dies to layer along each letter.  The little acorns my kids collected this summer when we visited Mesa Verde.
I used the TH Twigs Border die, painted it brown and crackled.  This grunge twig is the base of each letter.
Oh yes, the $1 Store is where I picked up berries, silk leave and metal leaves.
I also used my TH Strip Die Autumn Gatherings.  There are so many leaves on that die!
The little pine cone we collected on a hike in the summer.  My kids had pockets full of mini pine cones.  They had so much fun!
I modge podged the paper to the letters, cut, sanded and inked the edges.  Then modge podge again the seal it all.
Those vines from the $1 Store are great.  Just snip and hot glue!
Oh I love this TH Mini Jalopy Movers and Shapers die.  Cut on grunge, painted brown and crackled it nestles perfectly in the fall foliage!
When it's up all the goodies are along the bottom.
  I picked up a Hurricane Glass, $14, clipped some left over leaves from the $1 Store vines and tied it off with a piece of twine.  The big pine cones my boys collected for me.  A very inexpensive Fall Decor project.
I'm still working on decorating our new fireplace but for now the FALL letters along with some $1 Store vines fill my mantle. 
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Your Hop list should you get lost.
1. Pammejo
2. Nicole {You are here} 
7. Christine
Jess B
Barbara R
13. Candice
Thanks for hopping!  Be sure to leave a comment on every blog post to be apart of the chance to win some goodies!  The Boss Lady will be checking;)  Now you're ready to get inspired and check out more awesome projects.  Click HERE to see the awesome Betty Boo!


  1. Nicole your mantle is so pretty!! I love that you didn't try to embellish the entire letter....just a wee bit on the bottom is perfect! I am going to check out the TH many cute ideas!! TFS

  2. Yes I'm surprised you didn't make a Halloween project, but I love the fall decor you did make. TFS.

  3. Wow your fireplace turned out amazing!!!! Love the Fall Letters, going to go get me some and altered those bad boys up. Love all the details of your project and thank you for playing along with us on the All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop.

  4. What a gorgeous fireplace! And your fall decor is just lovely on top of that mantel!! I love the TH dies you added into the embellishments! It's wonderful! :) Becky V.

  5. Love your fireplace and your letters are great. What a wonderful way to get ready for fall.

  6. Very Pretty Fall decor! Looks beautiful on your mantel. ;D

  7. These are so great!! I have done a few altered letters for my studio and they are always so much fun!!

  8. I LOVE Fall too, it's my FAVORITE season. LOVE, love, love your altered letters!!!

  9. I love this Nicole! So cute and fun! I was thinking that I need to find a mantle for the existing hole in our wall downstairs that we never use (it is for emergencies-it won't work when we need to use it, lol). Need some cool letters now! Oh and a place to put them!

  10. These are so beautiful, I really like the Fall letters!

  11. Great project! FALL looks fabulous on your mantel. TFS :)

  12. this is lovely ...I live in Fla so we dont have fall lol no turning leaves here :)

  13. Hi Nicole, great project. Glad you hit the $1 store too. It's nice to get some bargain crafty bits. Really like your mantle.

  14. What a fantastic focal point for your room!! it looks FAB on your fireplace. I know all to well the fall experience as we slowly watch each leaf fall to the ground.. (big sad face) It only means one thing.. a long cold winter. So it very bitter sweet. Thanks for sharing your great work with us all!

  15. Love. love the colors and details on your project! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

  16. Beautiful...I love it. and it really looks great on the mantle.

  17. Your fireplace is looking beautiful!!

  18. Oh wow this is lovely. I am so happy I dropped by gave me a brilliant idea for my granddaughters room.

  19. Beautiful, Nicole! Don't you just love the dollar store finds?

  20. Absolutely gorgeous~I luv my $1 Stores 2;)

  21. Love your fall letters and the fact that you did it so inexpensively! Thanks for sharing. Have become a follower and commented on all in this blog hop. Thank you!

  22. Great project! Nice to have momentoes from family outings tucked into this reusable beauty!

  23. Nicole, a very beautiful piece for your mantel. It is very fresh--you embellished the letters perfectly.
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

  24. Wow this is fantastic, very striking yet understated, really like it. Enjoy your new basement.
    Sandra. X

  25. What a beautiful home decor project! I love all the little details and gorgeous texture!

  26. Not sure if my comment was received so hope it's not a duplicate. I just love your beautiful home decor project! I love all the little extras and the wonderful texture!

  27. I love the extras that you added at the bottom of your letters. It adds a little extra "something" that makes them beautiful!!

  28. Great project! Love all the little details! TFS!!

  29. Your mantel looks awesome!!! You did an amazing job making your decorations!!!

  30. Beautiful piece for your mantel. I love the dollar store, and you made it all look like a million dollars. TFS

  31. Dear Nicole, I am new to your blog via this hop and I am so thrilled to be here! I love Halloween, but I love autumn more and I love altering letters like you have here! My first set were the letters spelling my daughter's name for her 18th birthday; I was so afraid it would be "queer, mom," or not cool, even embarrassing. To my delight and surprise, she loved them, has taken them everywhere with her, including her first solo apartment, AND her friends have asked me to make them sets! So I really truly love your FALL. Next project!

  32. I love how you added pizazz to the bottom of your letters, it makes them look really cool!

  33. I love the addition of all of the items you added to the bottom to make your letters pop!

  34. Thanks for sharing your awesome altered FALL letters and being part of the blog hop. getting some great ideas...

  35. Nicole this is too fun! Tfs CallyAnn

  36. luv all the nature pieces you added to the diecuts at the bottom of your gorgeous FALL letters. glad you were on the blog hop :)

  37. Love home decor projects!!! Very cool!

  38. Love home decor projects! Thank you!

  39. Nice Warm Project! I love it. Plus it is timeless.

  40. beautiful! I so love word decor... :) thanks for sharing your fun ideas.

  41. I want those letters! They are so pretty! My favorite decor is fall decor! I could "do fall" year round!


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