I have been working on different projects for my very first fall mantel. I guess I was a little excited so I have it completed way before the fall season has arrived. In the past I have NEVER changed it except for Christmas.
I have already showed you the pine cone frame in a post here
I also showed you my pine cone ball and wreath here.
The only missing parts to share with you are some cute wooden acorns I found at Hobby Lobby.
I thought they would be even cuter with a little bit of paint
So I dry brushed mint green paint on the acorns and then glazed them with dark brown glaze.
You can see the difference. The small one is unglazed. I didn’t want to completely cover the acorn with paint because I wanted some of the dark stain to show through.
Here they are on the mantel.
I really like the soft muted color of them. If I had left them dark then they would have blended with the candle holders.
Finally all of it together. I think it looks pretty good for my first attempt. I am trying to get better at the layering thing.
Using nature in decorating is my very favorite.
The texture of the pine cones is so appealing to me.
Here are a few more shots.
Thank you for all of the kind comments on the mantel projects leading up to this post. I truly do love reading each and everyone of them. All of the encouraging words keep me motivated.
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