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Ideas For Decorating Your Mantel For The Holidays

Decorating your mantel for the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can be a great way to add a personal touch to the occasion, as well as add warmth and style to your home.

  • The easiest way to decorate your mantel for the holidays is with candles. Simply set up a trio of inexpensive candles in glass containers and place them on the mantel. You can even arrange them in a triangular shape to mimic the look of an evergreen Christmas tree. Add some greenery and berries around each candle, as well as some Christmas decorations such as ornaments, garland and poinsettias. You can also create an arrangement by placing red or white carnations around the candles in a vase.
  • You can also decorate your mantel with items you already have around your house, like pine cones and branches. Simply spray paint pine cones gold or silver and arrange them around your fireplace along with some other decorative elements. You can also fill candle holders with pine cones or branches because they’ll hold up nicely when lit with candles or tea lights.
  • Mantels are a great place to add color to your holiday home. You can use lots of different colors or just one color to beautifully accent your mantel top.
  • If you’re decorating for a tall, narrow space like this one, you want to make sure everything doesn’t fall off the edge of the mantle or hang so low that it gets in the way of people walking by. Consider using taller decorations such as wreaths or candles instead of things like stockings or hats that hang down low. The same goes if your family has young children — make sure there’s nothing fragile they could pull down on themselves or knock over while they’re playing nearby.
Mary J. Payne
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