A Homemade Wreath, White Frames, Gourds, & Antlers For My Fall Mantel


I saw a lot of white pumpkins on Instagram. I guess that’s the Fall decor trend this year. Rebel that I am I’ve decided to stick to my guns of not always following the trends. It’s the same philosophy I have when it comes to fashion. I wear what I like and what I consider chic and comfortable. When I was formulating an idea for my fall mantel I knew I wanted white but not pumpkins. I happen to have white frames and white spray painted W letter. I figured that would be my decor base then add orange, yellow, and brown tones around it. VOILA, this is what I’ve come up with. Like I said in my Instagram, this is pretty basic. Nothing extravagant, no unnecessary frills. I love Fall season and I could easily see myself going overboard with everything. ALAS, I edited myself and stuck to something clean and straight forward Fall Mantel decor.


I love my homemade wreath. Wood/branches wreath that’s about $4 from Wal-Mart, wrapped with a shiny ribbon and adorned with plastic leaves and flowers from Dollar Store. The latter is such a good place for seasonal decors.


The gourds were from a bag for less than $4 from Food Lion. I’m sure you’ll find them in other grocery stores.


I love this white frame with plastic flowers. There’s nothing wrong with use faux flowers since real ones wouldn’t last the whole Fall season. An antler from my father-in-law.


The white spray-painted W letter and the other antler.


The fireplace part is decorated too of course. Just simple vanilla pillar candles and 2 sticks with fall garlands.

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The bamboo stick on the left is actually an attachment that my husband removed from a scarecrow that’s in the door. The second piece of thick that’s slightly thicker is actually a curtain rod that I found in the guest room’s closet. I just wrapped them both with Fall garlands that I bought from you know it, the Dollar Store.


I’m thinking of adding a banner garland next month in time for Thanksgiving. Just an added touch that says, “be thankful” or “give thanks.” I haven’t decided yet which words I’ll use so it’s a good thing I have plenty of time to decide. For now I’ll enjoy this mantel.

Have you decorated for the season yet?

About Dexie J Wharton

Mother of 2. She drinks a lot of coffee on weekdays and she drinks wine on the weekend. She also eats a lot of chocolate, pork, and sushi.