Once again the Target dollar bins, Michaels and the Dollar Tree were chocked full of some great finds to incorporate into my DIY Thanksgiving Mantle.
This felt banner was in the target dollar bins for $3.00. I purchased the ball lights and have used them for the last 3 of my mantle designs. I pretty much love the ambiance they create along with my flameless candles. Super relaxing!
I tried to take these pictures at night so you could see the ambiance the ball lights and flameless candles express, however, that just didn’t work so well, but you get the idea. I fell in love with these pumpkin towers at Kohl’s, but just could not see spending a large sum on them so I made my own and the festive “welcome” sign is a dollar bin find!
DIY Thanksgiving Mantle Materials (all purchased at the Dollar Tree):
- 2 different sizes of foam pumpkins (4 @ $1.00 each)
- 1 package of pot liners (4 in a pack for $1.00)
- 2 strands of Fall garland with pinecones and foam squash ($1.00 each)
- 2 foam bead clump decorations ($1.00 each)
- 1 can of black spray paint ($1.00)
- Hot glue
- Ribbon if you would like, I chose not to use it
DIY Thanksgiving Mantle Directions:
- Take two of the pot liners and spray paint the outside of them black. These are pretty flimsy but they only need to hold the lightweight foam items so it is ok. Allow to dry.
- On your largest foam pumpkin, remove the stem by just pulling it off.
- Add hot glue to the area that you removed the stem and then place the small pumpkin on top of that.
- Cut apart the garland and foam bead bushels and make some piles of leaves, foam squash & pinecones and foam beads.
- Grab your pot liners and put some rocks in the bottom from outside to give them more stability.
- Next hot glue the bottom of your large pumpkin to the top of the pot liner.
- Start attaching the leaves, squash, pinecones and foam beads around the pot liner and pumpkin junction as well as the large and small pumpkin junction and the top of the tower.