Fall mantel inspiration

I have been enjoying our vintage chalkboard sign from Astoria Vintage Hardware – and I wasn’t quite ready to take it down for fall decorating, so I played around with some different looks on the mantel, but wasn’t feeling it.

And then I discovered an awesome post on Instagram by Toni_Marianna. She creates these beautiful wreaths and I was so inspired that I knew I had to create one. And the mantel was where I’d display it. You need to seriously check out Toni’s Instagram – she is a talented interior designer and more.

These candles are so pretty and cozy in the evening.

After making the wreath, I just added my cute old stuffed pumpkins and all the white candles from around the house. I love how the mantel turned out this year and it was completed using what I already had as well as the DIY wreath project.

This wreath is so unique and beautiful. I really wanted to use fresh cut stems for it like Toni, but that just wasn’t an option for me. I eventually found nicely colored gum leaf stems from Michaels at 60% off – killer savings. I got the eucalyptus stems and cotton picks from Hobby Lobby at 50% off. I already had the grapevine wreath, so that was awesome!

Supplies
24” grapevine wreath
4 gum leaf stems
4 eucalyptus stems
2 cotton picks

Instructions

Separate the individual pieces from each stem and pick.
Attach the gum leaf stems at 10:00 and 2:00 with the stems
pointing down so that they can hang.
Alternate from side to side and attach underneath and below the stem above.
Continue attaching all the gumtree stems until they meet and overlap in the middle.
Repeat these steps for the eucalyptus stems. The shapes of these greens really compliment each other and they’re both a nice soft sage green.
Finally, add as many or as few cotton picks as you’d like.
I added three individual picks to each side and kept it simple.

I love the look of this wreath and how it can be updated with flowers or any other pick for the different seasons. I’d love to hear what you think about this design and if you might try it yourself. You can share your comments and thoughts on Facebook or Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog.

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