I'm glad I cut these guys cause I don't think they would have lived.
I usually start my Thanksgiving decorating with my mantle. That will then determine how the rest of the house will go.
Here is my mantle this year.
You can see last years Thanksgiving décor here...
Back to this years mantle. Let me walk you through how I achieved this step by step.
First I found the 'Give Thanks' sign at Sam's Club. I couldn't pass it up. It is two sided, the other side reads, 'Welcome' AND you can hang it two ways, vertical or horizontal! I want to say it was $24.00 but I am not sure.
Step1 - A sign or some sort of picture to anchor your mantle. You don't have to hang it like I did, you could just rest it on the mantle itself.
Step 2 - I have this string of lights on a garland that I got at Target years ago. Don't have a strand like this, well you can make one! Buy a strand of garland, leaves or any kind and wrap some dollar store Halloween or Christmas lights around it.
Step 4 - I added 2 strands of bittersweet to the mantle. I laid them, one at each end and pulled them in front of the lanterns.
Step 7 - I added a metal orb. If you don't have one you could add another pumpkin or even another lantern.
Caution - I've got a really long mantle, just over 6 feet long! So if yours is shorter you could just do the pumpkins or just the lanterns.
The biggest thing is to do a layer, step back and look at it. If you don't like it, then change it up.
I think mine turned out great. I love it!
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