Thanksgiving Fireplace Mantel

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I love November probably because it is the month I got married.  The other big reason I enjoy this month is because of Thanksgiving.  I LOVE yummy Thanksgiving food and especially all the fun gatherings with family.  I have so many blessings and am grateful to reflect upon them during this time with the people I love.

Today I decided the Thanksgiving decor needed to come out.  I had most of the items on hand and the other ones were pretty inexpensive.  I always admire people that have a knack for decorating and have beautifully decorated homes.  I am definitely not a natural decorator, but I just make it up;)  Also my kids have fun when the holidays change and new stuff appears.

Mantel Decor

The window frame a friend of ours had at his house just sitting outside getting weathered upon.  He said he didn’t want it, so I took it off his hands.

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The garland and sunflower I bought at https://www.dollartree.com/ . . well for a dollar;)

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These pinecones my son and I collected at a park.  We had so much fun doing it together and plus who wants to pay a ton for pinecones when they are scattered everywhere outside for free.  I didn’t want the possibility of bugs lurking in them so we did this handy tip here tipnut.

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I already had these mason jars on hand.  I just filled them up with pantry goods we already had to add color and a harvesty look.  Incase anyone is wondering what is in the jars, it is:  split peas, white beans, lentils and popcorn.

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I bought this cute burlap and green twine last year at Michaels.  The burlap was 2.50 with a coupon and the twine was 2.00.  There is more than enough to last forever.  I cut off some burlap and wrapped it around the mason jar that had popcorn in it.  I used the green twine to tie a bow around both jars.  I also framed some of the burlap in the small frame on the mantel.
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I bought this cute metal pumpkin last year at bennion craft for 5.00.  I am considering spraying it a muted orange though because it kind of disappears on the mantel.  Either way though I love it, obviously that is why I bought it;)

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I printed out this free  Thanksgiving Subway Art  http://angiesandy.com/blog/blog/thanksgiving-subway-art-free-printable and put it in a frame I already had.

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I already had these candlestick holders.  My son and I went and picked some pumpkins out at a local produce stand to set on top.  dsc_0852

My mom made me this cute white dish and my neighbor gave me these small little pumpkins. . so thats pretty much how this decoration came about.

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On the way home from my son’s soccer game last year I saw this at a yard sale for a dollar.  I thought it was super cute.

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So there is the breakdown of everything on the mantel.  The most fun for me is having my kids help me set everything out.  They love being part of it all.

 

 

 

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