I don't think I have ever decorated our fireplace mantle in the family room for Fall before. I've seen such a plethora of inspiration here in blogland, I just knew that I had to give it a try.
Everything that I used came from my stash with the exception of one thing that I'll talk about later.
I wanted to add as many natural (or at least natural looking) elements as I could.
The sticks in the green urn came out of my backyard. Then I hot glued fishing line to some faux leaves and hung them from the branches.
On the other end of the mantle is a lantern that I've had for quite a while. I filled the bottom with some preserved acorns, set a candle on top of them and added a few little berries.
I've had these pumpkins for years and don't even remember where I got them. I like that they are made out of straw. I added a few faux leaves to perk them up a little.
I just layered and layered and layered. Faux cedar, magnolia leaves and tree leaves. Then I wove strips of burlap through it all and layered some more.
The one new element is the garland of wooden beads. I totally copied this idea from Becca at Adventures in Decorating. I've had it pinned to my Seasonal Decor board on Pinterest for quite a while, just waiting for a chance to use Becca's idea.
This last view is from the upstairs landing - kind of a bird's eye view.
Hope you enjoyed seeing it as much as I enjoyed putting it all together!
I'm sharing at these fun parties:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Motivated Monday at Be Colorful
Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter
More the Merrier Monday at DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Savvy Homemade Monday at Home Savvy A to Z
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Addicts (not so) Anonymous on Friday at Addicted 2 Decorating
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess
Show and Share on Thursday at Southern Lovely
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations at Kristen’s Creations
Hookin’ Up With Houseof Hepworths