Silver details and red roses turn this into a polished Christmas arrangement
Create the Look:
Above the mantel: Hang a wreath made of Fraser fir, pine, and cypress, adorning it with a simple red-and-white ribbon to keep it uncluttered.
On the mantel: Flank the wreath with large lanterns filled with pillar candles, building height from the outside in. Loop red ribbons tied with silver bells through the tops of the lanterns. To make the floral arrangement, you'll need red roses and a shallow rectangular container. Line it with florist foil and damp florist foam that's been cut to 1 inch above the edge of the container. Gather roses into groups of three, and insert them into the florist foam. Fill in the gaps with loose evergreen sprigs, which you can borrow from your garland, and berries (we chose hypericum). Using damage-free adhesive hooks (such as Command brand) and florist wire, drape a Fraser fir-pine-and-cypress garland across the mantel. Weave in a delicate silver beaded garland. Hang three oversize pinecones at opposite ends of the mantel. Hide the hooks with red-and-white bows.
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