This year I just couldn’t seem to decide on what to do with my mantel. When I started putting it together it wasn’t quite fall yet…it was close, but really it was just the end of summer. So I couldn’t put out pumpkins and fall leaves because there weren’t any yet.
Instead I put out what was around, which were apples, sunflowers, dried grasses and cozy sweaters.
Mixed together with my Grapevine & Burlap Wreath and some pretty candles I made, it looks nice, simple and perfect for the season.
How to Make Fall Candle Cozies
I bought these yummy Pumpkin Spice candles and wrapped them with pieces of material I cut from an old sweater (the same sweater I used to make my Christmas Stockings). I just wrapped the material around the candles and glued the ends together. Just be careful when burning your candles! Keep an eye on them as they burn down. It might be a good idea just to keep the cozies on when they’re not lit. Keep it safe, but cute! 😉
Pretty and cozy! But then all of a sudden it was fall. Really fall…
Overnight pumpkins were in the stores. Yellow leaves were out on the trees. So I revised my mantel again…
It’s basically the same, but the crows have landed! And the pumpkins have come out.
All the elements of fall came together.
Caw caw! 😉 It’s very different from my mantel last year, but I really like it. Change is good and sometimes you just have to go with what you’ve got!
I also carried my fall decorating over into other parts of our home. I brought out the fall pillows…
And filled the coffee table with leaves and fall magazines from years past.
Wrapped some leaf garland through the staircase.
And put out bowls full of gourds and leaves.
It makes for a nice cheery little eating nook! All I need now is a slice of apple pie and a Pumpkin Spice Latte…it’s time to cozy up in front of the fire.
Have a cozy day!