Festive Ideas to Decorate Your Mantel for the Holidays
Take your mantel from everyday to festive with these simple do-it-yourself creations that add holiday cheer to your living space.
A Holiday to Remember
'Tis the season to decorate. Create a living space where everyone can gather in the warmth of candle and twinkle lights.
Fresh, Organic Garland
To create a natural garland, add screws to a 2x4 wood board and twist strands of eucalyptus throughout the screws. Place the board on your mantel, allowing the eucalyptus to spill over the front.
Layer in pearly ornaments to bring a touch of winter white to the green garland.
Add in a natural wooden bead garland for texture and interest.
Make low-cost statement art. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside an existing frame you own. Wrap pretty wrapping paper around the cardboard and insert it into the frame to create instant one-of-a-kind artwork.
Use ornament hooks to connect eucalyptus to a gold metal hoop for a simple DIY wreath.
Say Yes to Ribbons
Select a different colored ribbon for each member of your family to personalize his or her stocking.
Gifts for All
For an extra special touch, use the same ribbon to decorate the presents. Same color = same person.
The Cozy Factor
Add ready-to-snuggle accessories throughout your living room, such as plush pillows and throw blankets.