Y’all. I have had so much fun decorating this fall mantle! The best part is, is that it was so easy and didn’t cost me very much money. There’s really nothing groundbreaking or super unique about how I decorated it, I just thought I would share an affordable idea and how you can use what you already have and just add to it every season.
I always have the four ginger jars pictured here on my mantle. I got them from HomeGoods! If you know me even just a little bit, you know that I absolutely love ginger jars. They are so classic and look beautiful no matter where and how you style them. I also always have the large gold mercury glass vase on my mantle, I love how it looks with my mercury glass candle stands!
I also always have the gold mercury glass candle stands on my mantle, I just switch out one of the candle colors depending on the season! Fall is orange, winter is emerald green, and spring and summer are blue. I like to keep it simple! I got the candles at HomeGoods as well.
As for the new additions for fall, I picked up the gold and white pumpkin and the “thankful” sign from HomeGoods. I thought the mantle needed something small in the middle so I thought that sign was perfect for fall! While I was at 3rd Sunday Market a few weeks ago I picked up 6 branches of seeded eucalyptus branches and 4 pieces of eucalyptus for just $20! I have wanted to do greenery on my mantle but was afraid it would be difficult, but after learning how to do it for our head table and mantle for our wedding I realized it wasn’t as intimidating as I thought. For $20 I figured it was worth a shot!
How to Assemble Greenery on Your Mantle (or Table!)
What You’ll Need
Wire, scissors or pliers, duct tape (maybe!)
Basically what I did was I took a bundle of greenery and wired it to another bundle of greenery. I bundled the second bunch about half way down from the first bunch and secured it with the wire. I bundled 3 bunches together to reach the middle of my mantle. My mantle is not very deep so I had to secure the greenery bundles to my mantle with duct tape! It didn’t take much and you can’t see it, but everything would have slid right off if I wouldn’t have taped it down! I then assembled 3 more bundles and faced them the opposite way on the mantle and secured them. Once I had the bundles secure on the mantle I stick in a few eucalyptus pieces throughout to give it a little more fullness and make it smell good! Just an FYI, after about a week the greenery will dry, but still looks really pretty! Better Homes & Gardens also has a good how-to.
You can use this same method to make a greenery garland for your dining room table. You won’t even have to worry about securing it!
I can’t wait to host some dinner parties in this space! How are you decorating your mantle this fall season?