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I was so excited to finally have a mantle in this house (we are renting for now). Then I realized how tiny it was. My first concern was would the stocking holders fit lol! It has a werid cut out where the width is about 5″ but it narrows out to 2″ on the edges – what are you supposed to do with a 2″ mantle? 

I found the Grundtal mirror at IKEA that had the absolute perfect dimensions to fit into this space. I had looked all over and they were either too big or too small. This was PERFECT. Then I layered together anything I could find around the house that would fit.

I love Halloween but I don’t decorate too much inside because my oldest’s birthday is SO close and I don’t want him to feel like he’s competing with the holiday (plus I don’t want to deal with Halloween AND birthday decorations).

Banner instructions here. I think I’ll change it up just a bit for Fall, maybe add some metallic! I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you would do with this tiny mantle if you have any suggestions for me!


Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

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