Decorate Your Mantel or Sideboard for Thanksgiving
Did you see my last blog post showing you how to create a Thanksgiving table centerpiece? Well, I used exactly the same principles to create this decoration for my fireplace mantel.
It’s the very same simple concept: 1) Place the largest objects first (candlesticks work great for height), 2) Add medium-sized items like the pumpkins shown here. 3) Then, all you do is fill in the arrangement, tucking various autumn flowers and fruits randomly on the mantel between the bigger objects.
I used assorted gourds and pumpkins along with faux sunflowers, berries and autumn leaves, accented with some small berry stems for texture.
PS: Once the mantel arrangement was assembled, I decided it needed more of “something,” so I cut some long pieces of wired plaid ribbon and wove them in and out through the composition. I just love the difference it made!
It’s SO EASY! And since these are all artificial materials, you can use them year after year. And remember – you can use ANY materials, any colors, any ribbons, to create your display. The look will be uniquely yours, and it will be simply gorgeous!