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8 Ideas for Holiday Mantel Decor

Transform your mantel for the holidays with these garden-inspired decorating ideas.

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Harvest Mantel

Everything you need to decorate your mantel this holiday season can be found in your garden or in your home. These inspiring mantle decorations utilize objects many people already own, and plants you can harvest in the fall and winter. Use these ideas to spark your own mantel displays.

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Arranging Edibles

This harvest mantel is made entirely from vegetables you can harvest from your own garden, or pick up at your local farmers' market. We used gourds, squash, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, asparagus, cabbage and kale to create this arrangement. If your house isn't extremely warm, your display should last for a few days. When you notice leaves starting to wilt, wash them and enjoy them for dinner!

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A Garden of Vases

Pull out all of your glass vases and create an arrangement on your mantelpiece. Fill the vases with your favorite fresh winter blooms, or dried leaves and flowers. These dried pussy willow branches work wonderfully with fresh cut spider mums.

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Winter Colors

Keep winter colors in mind when choosing the plants you want to display. Whites, grays, blues and creams will keep your display appropriately seasonal. This will be especially helpful if you choose blooms that aren't in season.

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