DIY- Fall Display Mantle Box

by Quinn Larson

Variety- it’s a good thing!  Though it’s hard to beat a forest of leaves turning in a breathtaking display of orange, yellow and red, mixing it up every now and then keeps our creativity active and malleable. For this project we created a mantle box filled with pumpkins painted in cool coastal tones.

To complete this project you will need the following:

Lumber in the following dimensions:

(1) 7.25″ x 30″ x 0.75″

(2) 7.25″ x 3″ x 0.75″

(2) 3″ x 31.5″ x 0.75″

Brad gun and 1.25″ brads, or a hammer and finishing nails

Paint- we used Quiet Time T18-19

Paint Brush

Decorative elements- pumpkins, leaves, succulents etc…

Miter or hand saw

Step 1: Measure and cut wood

You can use the dimensions provided, or you can create customized measurements to suit your home’s mantle.

Step 2: Lay out wood for assembly

Line up your pieces to make it easier to assemble. Your largest piece will be the bottom of the box.

Step 3: Assemble box

Start with the long pieces and attach to bottom piece.

Use your brad gun to secure in place.

Repeat with the other side.

Attach the end pieces next.

Flip and repeat to complete your box.

Step 4: Paint 

Paint your box in the color of your choice.  We chose a soft gray called Quiet Time T18-19 from our 2018 Color Trends collection.

Allow the box to dry.  Apply a second coat if necessary/desired.

Step 5: Decorate and enjoy

Fill your mantle box with festive, fall decorations for all to see and enjoy.

Colorfully yours,



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