Add some simple pretty paper flowers to your Thanksgiving mantel using basic brown grocery store bags. I’ll show you how.
How to create a Thanksgiving mantel using DIY paper poinsettias made from brown paper grocery store bags. A simple Fall mantel.
Why not start enjoying the holiday season with a beautiful Fall mantel? Adorned with these paper poinsettias this Thanksgiving mantel will easily transition for the Christmas season as well.
- evergreen base
- warm white lights
- brown paper poinsettia flowers
Gather up those brown paper grocery store bags for this project. They are sturdy enough to hold the petal shape without being thick like cardstock. Moreover you can bend and manipulate the flowers as you need.
As can be seen you can add as many flowers as you like. I think in this case less is more. But there’s always room for extras once Thanksgiving has passed and we move into the Christmas decor.
I’m sharing the tutorial on how I created this Thanksgiving mantel including some tips and tricks down below.
- evergreen base 1
- evergreen base 2
- battery operated lights
- brown paper grocery store bags (or Kraft paper roll)
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
- pipe cleaners
Step 1: Start with the evergreen base. Here I’m mixing two different garlands to create a more full, realistic greenery look. You can also stick in real evergreen branches from the yard.
Step 2: Add your battery operated lights.
Step 1: Cut a bunch of rain drop shapes from your brown paper bags. By all means they can be any size you want. Typically I use 5 petals for the base layer and then 3 smaller petals for the top later. Make a gentle fold down the middle then add a dab of hot glue like in the above photo.
Step 2: Now make a second bend in the petal towards the outside and hot glue at the base.
Step 3: Once you have two petals ready then glue them together overlapping at the base.
Step 4: For the base layer glue 5 petals together.
Step 5: (Not pictured) To make the center just tear a circular piece of paper bag and fold in the edges then hot glue into the center.
Step 6: Cut your pipe cleaner in half and then create a little bend at one end. Hot glue the bent portion onto the back of the flower.
Now stick the paper poinsettias into your garland and enjoy your Thanksgiving mantel!
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