I love coming up with new décor idea for my home. But the mantel is my favorite! The possibilities are endless and themes can be so much fun. I decided this year I wouldn't be buying anything new for my fall décor. I have collected enough different items that switching things around for a unique look each year isn't too difficult. Plus I love the challenge of using whatever I have on hand to change up the look.
First I lay out the ivy of orange and red leaves across the whole mantel, letting it droop a little in front of the clock. I like to keep a picture of both of our parents around somewhere. This season those frames ended up on the mantel. Then I added the two urns to balance the pictures. Next came the brass words of live, laugh and love statically place among the leaves.
Paper pumpkins are such fun to make! Stripes of orange paper places pulled into a round shape with a leaf added to the top evolved into my perfectly cute pumpkins.
#1. you will need construction paper, scissors, tape and yarn or cord.
#2. Cut out stripes from your orange construction paper. Theres different ways to do this and you end up with a nice variety in your pumpkins. I cut across the short part of the paper making my strips about 9" long and about an 1" wide. I cut several papers at once since I knew Id be making more then one pumpkin.
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