06 Dec 7 Festive Ways to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel for the Holidays
Your fireplace mantel is the perfect place to showcase your holiday spirit. With a little time, effort, and creativity, it also has the potential to be a spectacular focal point in your home.
Decorating your mantel is a matter of personal taste. It should complement your home’s decor, as well as your personal style (modern, rustic, vintage, traditional). Some people prefer to keep it simple, while others love to drench their mantel in rich holiday decor. Read on for some festive design ideas.
GARLAND–This can be made from a variety of materials, including real tree clippings, artificial greens, flowers, metallics, and stringed beads of popcorn and cranberries.
LIGHTS–Surround your mantel with the warm glow of string lights or candles. If using candles, be sure to keep them clear of flammable materials and extinguish them before you leave home or go to bed. Always supervise young children when burning candles.
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS–Adorn your mantel with the natural beauty of poinsettia, amaryllis, Christmas cactus, mistletoe, and holly.
FRESH FRUIT–Natural, colorful, simple, and edible! Place cranberries, limes, lemons, oranges, and grapefruit in clear glass jars, bowls, and vases.
HOLIDAY SPICES–Fill glass jars with cinnamon sticks, ginger, and nutmeg. Not only are they naturally beautiful, they will make your room smell amazing.
SEASON’S GREETINGS–Your mantel is the perfect place to display holiday cards. You can set them on the mantel or hang them on the wall surrounding it. Welcome family and friends into your home with a banner or sign offering messages of joy, love, peace, and hope.