A few day ago, I quickly set up my Fall Mantel. Today, I wanted to show you all why it only took me a few minutes and give you a little creative inspiration for your own fall crafts. These days, I'm all about saving time and money. My fall crafts this year were all done with supplies I already had, and most of those supplies came from the thrift or dollar store.
My favorite project turned out to be these simple twine wrapped candles. I bought white candles from Target over a year ago. They are part of my ever-changing mantel décor, so for fall, I simply wrapped twine around them. I didn't even hot glue them to stay in place. I wrapped and tucked the ends in. I like buying twine from the Home Depot. You get a large amount for a great price.
Love the way they turned out! Next...
For my fall vases, I had these glass candle vases I purchased at the Dollar Tree some time ago. I took branches from my back yard, added the fall leaves- a purchase also from the Dollar Tree- and filled it with the fall bark. You can find the fall bark in the candle section at the Dollar Tree also. For two of these, I spent less than $5!
You can see I've had this red candle in the middle for quite some time. It sits on a candle stick I bought at the thrift store for just a dollar. I spray painted it black many moons ago, and this is a normal part of every season's mantel décor too. I wrapped berries around the candle just to give it a bit of texture and depth.
My favorite wreath that is ever changing for each season also comes from a thrift store. For fall, I simply hung it up with a piece of burlap. Simple but so fall-ish.
Then there's this wire basket that I bought at the dollar section at Target, but it was $2.50. You got to be careful at that dollar section. Not everything is a dollar. I love these baskets though. I filled it with acorns and plastic fall vegetables I spray painted white. Both of those can be found at the dollar store too. I topped it off with a few colorful leaves, red berries, and pine cones. I want a few more pine cones in this so I'm sending the kids out today to go gather a few more- the benefits of living near the Rockies!
So I went from my nicely packed fall storage bin....
To a colorful mantel celebrating and welcoming fall.