Here is an easy and elegant Thanksgiving mantel display that I put together for less than $30 with items I already had on hand at my house!
Last year, for my Thanksgiving centerpiece, I bought these chipboard letters at +Hobby Lobby and taped them off with painters tape, in different directions of stripes. Then, I used bronze glittered spray paint to give them a pretty sheen and make them a little more glamorous.
To add some height to the arrangement, I took these cream colored planters and stuffed with them styrofoam. Then, I added some willow branches. I found these branches with gold balls in the floral department at Hobby Lobby and I think they really tie in the gold theme was I going for. You can find these at 50% off every other week, so stalk the sales paper!
On the bottom of the mantel, I added these garlands of gold flecked magnolia leaves with glittered pine cones. I also bought that last year for my Thanksgiving centerpiece. It's a Christmas decoration, but don't tell anyone!