One of my favorite decorating spots in my house is the fireplace mantle. It’s in our family room, so we look at it every day. A mantle display is also easy to change. I don’t redo it every month, but certainly each season. Since fall is such a busy time I decided to come up with an arrangement for Halloween that can be quickly transformed for Thanksgiving.
Fabric and paper pennant banners are a cute way to add seasonal color to any room. I was thinking ahead and made a two-sided banner. One side with Halloween colors, and the other side for fall.
I glued two pieces of scrap-book paper together range glued to brown and green. A glue stick works great, but spray mount is just as good.
Then I cut out triangles. Mine measured 5 inches across the top and 6 inches on each side. You can make them any size your little heart desires.
Using a needle and some string, I tied them together. You could punch holes and tie them with ribbon or look for those round-head paper fasteners available at the stationary store.
I arranged a group of gourds and pumpkins with a candle and black key on the right. To balance the fruit arrangement, I gathered an unusual collection of weird stuff that looks like they belong in a haunted house along with more candles on the other side of the mantle. To make the room a little darker, I draped black cheesecloth on the mirror.
It’s simple and fun and will be easy to change at the end of October. Check back and see what I did!