It is official. This morning we woke up to 39 degrees outside.
It is fall.
So, I thought I would share my fall mantel today, since that is the one thing that makes it feel officially like fall to me.
I thought I would also share how I put it together as well –especially since it was pretty easy and quick this time. At the end, I am also going to share some resource ideas for gathering up similar items.
I started with an old wood frame with some burlap fabric stapled onto the back (there is also some twine running across because this was being used as jewelry organizer. I left it because I kind of liked how it looked). Using a burlap ribbon, I hung a grapevine wreath. After it was in place, I simply tucked in some dried hydrangea, some feathers and rested some pine cones. Nothing is glued or attached, so I will easily be able to use the wreath again.
I purposely set the frame to the left, off center. Somehow, for my eye, that makes it seem more balanced.
I have a secret to confess.
I am not the best hostess in the world.