Here's my fall mantle:
See the empty frame? My plan was to get a print of some fall leaves for it. That didn't work out, because as it turns out, my Costco photo account had been cancelled because I hadn't ordered any pictures for a year (whoops). So I emailed them and they emailed back saying it would be 2-3 weeks before my account was reinstated (really?). So I came up with something else.
I did these last year and I still really like them. My idea for the mantle frame was similar and first involved going on a walk with my girls to collect leaves. It was fun. Then I pressed them. Then I glued them to a 5x7 sheet of paper (I actually used the paper that came in the frame):
Then I trimmed the edges:
Then I put it in the frame: