Dressed-Up Christmas Mantels
Next, nestle large hurricanes in the garland, one on each end of the mantel for symmetry.
Finally, hang stockings above the hearth. Simply space them evenly along the mantel. Conceal hooks under garland, and add metal letters (ours are paperweights) for a personal touch.
Finally, add color with fruits such as oranges and limes and fragrance with bundles of cinnamon sticks and scented votive candles.
Next, anchor the ends of the mantel with clusters of red carnations in julep cups. Nestle the cups in the garland.
Finally, display holiday cards you have received or your family's cards from over the years.
Next, display antique decorations such as vintage reindeer, snowmen, and miniature wire bottlebrush trees. Scatter old glass ornaments in shades of blue and silver and in all shapes and sizes. Place sparkling snowflakes among the snow.
Complete the look by draping a holiday greeting. This "Merry Christmas" garland is vintage, but it's easy to create your own from cardboard letters that are easy to decorate with silver glitter.
There's no need to ditch your normal mantel display for the holidays. Instead incorporate standards such as sconces, mirrors, and decorative plates.
Add viburnum berries and pomegranates throughout the greenery to add color and texture.
Use extra materials from the mantel to make a small coordinating arrangement for your cocktail table.
Next, insert clipped magnolia, holly, pine, and cedar into the foam. Make loops from aspidistra leaves by poking the stems through the tips of the leaves. Insert the stems into the foam.
Complete the look by layering in milo, millet, and rose hips. On the sides of the garland, wire in items that don't require water. Fill in holes with more magnolia. Keep it looking fresh by misting with a preservative called Floralife Crowning Glory Solution.