Decorate Your Mantle By Bringing the Outside In

8 Materials
30 Minutes
Take a walk around your neighborhood or a nearby park and collect nature's bounty to bring home.
Or take a drive on roads less traveled to find all kinds of treasures. Don't forget to take a pair of gardening gloves, gardening snips, and a bucket.
Goldenrod* and these little white flower weeds are everywhere! *If you have allergies, use other flower weeds that you find.
The goldenrod and white flowers were used to make a wreath.
Check out the link at the end of this post on how to use a Dollar Tree basket as a wreath form.

A green ribbon was added to hang the wreath.
Three different size white pitchers were used to display my finds. Floral foam was cut using a serrated knife and fit into all three pitchers.
The smallest pitcher was used to display spiky dried pods.
In the middle pitcher, hydrangeas were placed in the floral form.
And the largest pitcher holds a fall favorite - cat tails.
Brighly colored fall leaves are everywhere. But, leaves won't stay alive for very long so I took the leaves off of the twigs and used them to make a "FALL" sign.
A piece of scrap plywood was painted white then antique wax was applied.
The sticks were cut to size and hot glued to the plywood.
Two different types of red berries and (I believe) crab apples look so pretty together in a small mason jar.
More berries!! These are a beautiful shade of dark blue and hang on a vine much like grapes.
A cool green pumpkin purchased at a local farmer's market, adds the finishing touch to our fall mantle.
From uninspiring to Hello Fall!I hope this inspires you to go lace up your sneakers and head outside to make your mantle something special this fall.

Suggested materials:

  • Goldenrod   (Nature)
  • Small white flowers   (Nature)
  • Spiky pods   (Nature)
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  • Oha31308346 Oha31308346 on Oct 14, 2017
    Just wonder where she get the mirror look like sunset mirror ?


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