With the change of seasons I'm so excited to be able to put together a new fall mantle. Since we finished the living room and painted the walls getting to enjoy our space has been such a treat. If you haven't seen the living room we were dealing with before, click here to check it out.
As usual, for fall I didn't want to have to buy something that I won't have room to store. I kept the mantle decor very simple. Too simple? I don't know, but I love it.
I kept the mirrors that I've had up since spring. I added two small square vases and filled them with black gravel/sand mix from the craft store. Then I clipped a few spent flower heads from the Tiny Garden and stuck them in the sand.
I used my apothocary jar that had seashells in it this summer to hold horse chestnuts I found while walking the dog and a small handful of faux leaves. I got the gourds at the grocery store and just added 3 of them for a little bit of color.
That's it. I love it and it took me about 5 minutes total. My kind of decorating!
For my front door wreath, I took the same approach of trying to work with what I have and keep it simple. I already had a grapevine wreath so I was trying to think about what to decorate it with. One night we were having corn on the cob and so I just decided to save the husks and see what happend. I laid them out on a cookie sheet and as they dried they took on these adorable curles! I love it!
So I just arranged the husks and used hot glue to attach them to the wreath form. I then added a floral pick from the craft store and called it done. It's soft looking, but has been surprisingly durable hanging on the front door as we go in and out.