Create an Easy Holiday Mantel
Create a fragrant and festive mantel with simple greenery and affordable flowers. Contributing decorating expert Elizabeth Mayhew shows you how.
Stow your year-round decor. Use a simply framed mirror, instead of busy artwork, as the foundation to avoid detracting from your display.
Choose a long-lasting evergreen garland such as white pine to ensure that your mantel will remain fresh-looking all season.
Tightly cluster multiple stems of red carnations in silver julep cups. Nestle the cups and glass candlesticks in the garland.
Use your arrangement as a backdrop for cards you receive during the season. It’s fun to be reminded of family and friends each time you see your mantel.