The season of amber colors and campfires, hay rack rides and roasted marshmallows is almost here.
FALL MANTEL REVEAL
Today I am bringing the colors of the season into the house as I reveal my fall mantel décor for this year. I have been working on this arrangement in my mind since last winter. Always on the lookout for a special bargain, you will find me in stores for the after Christmas sales, scouring the aisles for something that might trigger a thought to set off a new idea.
Last year I ran across this wonderful garland and wreath in Hobby Lobby and thought they would work nicely to decorate a fall mantel with their touch of “rusty red”. Best of all they would transition perfectly from the fall season right into Christmas. At 90% off I could hardly resist!!!! – So I didn’t and the next thing I knew they had found their way into my cart.
Next a “burlap looking” mesh ribbon was woven through the branches.
The garland was full of these wonderful pine cones – adding to the fall feel.
I followed the same process to create the matching wreath and added two twig balls to add a bit of interest.
Once I had completed the garland and wreath, I placed them on the mantel and added additional twig balls to accent the garland.
Candlesticks were added to one side of the mantel.
And one of my wheat sheaves accented the other. If you missed my recent tutorial on creating these sheaves, you can find it HERE.
The same fall cascading leaves I had used on last year’s mantel were again added to one end of the mantel. You can see that mantel HERE. This helped to bring the eye down towards the stone hearth.
To balance the look of the mantel, I added an additional sheaf to the bottom hearth and nestled it next to a basket of fall colored ferns and leaves.
I can just imagine the fire burning in the fireplace on the upcoming chilly evenings. For now, a fire will have to wait a bit as the daytime temperatures are still in the 80’s in Arkansas.
I can’t wait to see everyone’s fall mantel creations!
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