Fall Mantle Magic With Tree Clippings, Rubber Bands and Twinkle Lights

5 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

Take a walk in the yard to snip some wispy branches to create a lovely, natural Fall Mantle Display. You can make Fall Mantle Magic in Minutes! Snips of branches, large rubber bands and battery twinkle lights. Done!

Snip thin wispy branches from your trees.

Light-weight branches with colorful leaves work best, but use what you find to bring the outdoors in. Mix in thin, leafless branches for some structural interest.

Wrap a large rubber band over tiny nails on the mantle.

The rubber band should be pulled taut. The branches will be held in place with the rubber band. I used 2 bands to cover either side of the mantle. The tiny nails are leftover from hanging Christmas stockings.  No hammering or extra holes needed. On Amazon... Here.

Battery twinkle lights - one strand will work.

String the twinkle lights over the rubber band before you insert the leaves and branches. The lights give a soft twinkle to light up the leaves and the mantle. On Amazon... Here.

Set the leaves and branches into the rubber bands.

The branches and leaves will cover the rubber bands. The rubber bands will hold the display firmly in place.

Set the twinkle light timer and enjoy your Fall display!
Let Leaves and Branches Sparkle and Shine!
The After!

Top the Mantle with Battery Candles and Tiny Pumpkins for Pops of Color!

Resources for this project:

See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info

Doodle T and Me!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Go

Frequently asked questions

Have a question about this project?

Comments

Join the conversation

Next