I love Fall. To me, the shorter days and “sweater-weather” sing to my little homebody heart. I feel like this season means warmth, and slowing down, and fussing over things like candle arrangements and fall mantel decor.
And if you’ve been following along on our epic home-renovation journey, you’ll know that we have a brand new mantel to decorate!
Our mantel is on the larger side, and our ceilings are vaulted; I knew that we had to aim for some height – which is why I adore the candlesticks. They’re such an easy way to create balance and achieve scale on the mantel.
Supplies needed to decorate your own fall mantel:
- 5 Unfinished Candlesticks (for tapers) – 3 at 9 inches, and 2 at 6.5 inches
- Deco Art Acrylic Paint in Silver Morning
- Foam Paintbrush
- Fall Accent Faux Leaves
- Various Berry Sprays
- Cornucopia Basket
- Large Twig Pumpkin (10 inches)
- 5 Small Twig Pumpkins (4 inches)
- Metal Star Garland
- Small Gourds and Pumpkins
- (The clock and owl were already on my mantel, waiting for some excitement to happen)
The candlesticks come ready for painting ideas. I was originally going to paint a couple of coats of silver, and then perhaps some chalk paint on top (for distressing purposes, of course).
So I kept it.
The twig pumpkins provided great texture in the look of my fall mantel, but fall can lend itself to a lot of brown.
Enter the leaves, the berries, and the pumpkins!
I love these faux leaves – they don’t look fake at all! The colours are rich and deep, and it’s easy to decorate with them. You just sprinkle them like you would confetti or coconut.
If I wasn’t such a control freak, I would have let my five year old do it. (But… mama likes her mantel just so…)
This would also make an incredible Thanksgiving centrepiece.