"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before." President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy November Mantel

Happy November!

 I made my little picket fence during the summer just out of a pack of wooden posts from Lowes.
My Banner is a free printable that I found HERE.  I made this last year by sewing it to brown lunch sacks.
I added a lot of natural elements to my decor this year.  I was going for the most inexpensive and natural look as possible.  Vases filled with dried split peas, pumpkins, leaves and pine cones.
 I added the branch of dry leaves that we found up the canyon on a family drive.  I was a parent volunteer on a field trip to a local pumpkin patch/corn maze and the nice owners let me pick a couple of old cobs of corn to bring home for free.  So I dried those in my oven to add to my decor.  I have had the scarecrows for several years and they always visit this time of year.

I love November.  


Katie Drane said...

What a beautiful mantel! I love it!


Alison said...

Cute! Looks like you had fun! I especially like the picket fence.

Laura said...

That's a great mantel. The banner is really cute. :)