Collect the Fall Color…a Magical Mantle in 10 Minutes!

4 Materials
10 Minutes

A Brisk 10-Minute Walk in the Yard, Is What You Can Do…

Gathering Tree Branches of Reds and Golds…For Each Side of the Mantle, You will need Two.

Add a Vine of Reds, the Width of the Mantle is Good…

Take Two Large Rubber Bands to Hold All in Place…They definitely Should!

Tap in a Few Nails in the Mantle, to Secure the Bands in Place…

The Nails Do Double Duty for Hanging Christmas Stockings…No Hurry, No Haste.

For Symmetry, Two Branches on Either Side, with Vines Across the Middle…Now Look…

The Fall Décor is Done…A Simple Gathering of Branches and Rubber Bands is All it Took.

This Fall Décor Mantle is Fleeting, it’s True…

But its Magical Touch Brings the Outdoors in, Creating Special Memories for Your Family and You.

Now Add Your Favorite Things for the Mantle Top…

And Drink in the Sparkle of Fairy Lights for Added Pop.


Large, Sturdy Rubber Bands…Amazon LINK.

Battery Fairy Lights…Amazon LINK.

Battery Timer Wax Candles with Flicker Flames…Amazon LINK.

Fall Leaves and Branches…The Great Outdoors.

For the Blue Glass Fishing Floats...Amazon LINK.

Simple Perfection. Happy Fall from Doodle T and Me!

Suggested materials:

  • Large Sturdy Rubber Bands   (Amazon)
  • Battery Fairy Lights   (Amazon)
  • Battery Flicker Wax Candles   (Amazon)
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  • MB MB on Nov 07, 2021

    Did you have any idea in your head how beautiful this was going to turn out? I love how people come up with the darndest things and are spectacular results. I love love the look.

  • Christine Moss Christine Moss on Nov 09, 2021

    Looks lovely. But isn't the vine Poison Ivy?


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  • Patty Patty on Nov 07, 2021

    That is so pretty . Great job.

  • Leslie Leslie on Nov 10, 2021

    This is very pretty and great idea with the rubber bands. I am wondering if command hooks or similar will work so that you don't have to put holes in the wood. Can place the hooks on their sides when sticking.

    • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on Nov 10, 2021

      Hi Leslie - Command Hooks should do the trick and save the mantle from nail holes...enjoy! Jeanne - Doodle T and Me!