This mantel was super fast and easy to do. Nearly all decorations are from Hobby Lobby and JoAnn. I found a grassy texture autumn bough at Hobby Lobby (they have lots of high quality choices, on sale now too) and laid it on the mantel so pieces are falling over the edge, and bent the botanical pieces so they stick up.
I simply stuck sunflowers, poppies, berries, grass flowers and feathery things in the bough so those big fake plastic stems are all hidden. I tucked in some glittery pumpkins and gourds and fabric pumpkins from JoAnn.
The cornucopia hanging on the wall is from Hobby Lobby and I simply stuck a spray of autumn botanicals, also from Hobby Lobby, in it and called it done!
I’m still thinking about what to do with those iron hanging looping things. They are big candleholders and I recently rediscovered them — they’re supposed to hold glass votive holders or glass vases but most of the glass broke over the years. I may leave them as-is — they add an interesting contrast to all the foliage, berries, grasses and flowers.
The three stacked pumpkins here looks like a pumpkin snowman! It’s tempting to add button eyes and a carrot nose. Or maybe a gourd stem for a nose is more appropriate for the season. I found it at JoAnn only a few weeks ago.
I really need that Photoshop promise to become true, that it will someday fix horrible out-of-focus images. I loved this little view, but terrible image, so salvaged it via watercolor effect: