Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fall/Thanksgiving mantel

I like how my fall mantel turned out this year, and I just finally took a picture of it...right before I take it all down Friday morning to replace with Christmas decor!
The banner was simple - I printed the letters backwards on cardstock, cut them out and adhered to 8x8 pieces of cardstock, then used a leaf punch on some assorted papers/cardstock. Punched holes in the corners of the squares and threaded them with chocolate brown satin ribbon. Done! The pumpkin on the mantel is one of those simple toilet paper pumpkins - toilet paper, plastic grocery bags, fabric and a rolled up paper lunch bag for the stem. And the snow outside the window adds a nice touch, don't you think? Western WA got hit with an early snowfall and cold temps (for us) - about 6+ inches and temps down in the teens made for some icy roads and cancelled school for 2 days - yay!
Happy Thanksgiving - hope everyone has a safe and blessed celebration with their loved ones.