I'm really excited about how the mantel turned out, because it only cost me $3! I had purchased some fall decor last year with the idea in mind that it would last awhile, but totally changed my tune when I unpacked it and looked at the blog post from last year. I just felt I could get a little more creative, a little simpler, while bringing some natural elements in. BUT, if I'm going to be changing things up year after year I needed to do this with little to no cost.
My inspiration started with the acorn frame I found here. I got the frame in the dollar bin a Michaels and made a game out of finding all the acorns with the kids. I simply hot glued all the acorns and added the burlap and leaf.
I wanted some branches to bring more outside in and add some height. I found them on a walk but after arranging them in the mason jar, thought they needed a pop of color.
I just made my own pumpkin branches by breaking apart this little guy from last year.
This side was A LOT harder to figure out on a budget. Keeping it simple, I got the ghords for $2, found the candles and candlesticks in the closet and finished it off with a little kitchen twine.
I keep thinking I can make this side better, but I decided to stop obsessing over a MANTEL and move on:)
The Insprired Room