Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Fall Mantel 2012
Our mantel has been extra plain lately… (Yes, there is a lady wearing a cheesehead on our tv. I think it was an Old Navy commercial for NFL gear.)
Now that the beginning of fall is just around the corner, I decided to decorate the mantel & fireplace for the upcoming season. One of the first things I did, was decorate one of my hurricane vases. I bought a packet of fall colored leaves at the Dollar store and used a candle I already had lying around.
I put the candle in the vase and surrounded it with the entire packet of leaves. Instant fall feeling. I might swap the leaves out later on, for some acorns (if I can find any).
The next thing I did was pick up some glass vases and glass candlesticks from the Dollar store, and used this tutorial & some E-6000to make some hurricane vases.
Once they were dry, I stuck some candles in them and then wrapped them in burlap and ribbon like I did last Valentine’s day. I had three different kinds of orange ribbon, but Travis picked out this kind to wrap them with… good choice.
From there I added some leaf garland around the mantel, that I picked up from Michael’s craft store for $7. (It was 40% off)
Everything is easy & simple. Just the way I like it. I am thinking about making some bunting to hang from the mantel yet. But we’ll see. Right now I’m trying to finish my fall wreath.