Create a fragrant and festive fireplace mantel with simple greenery and affordable flowers. Contributing decorating expert Elizabeth Mayhew shows you how.
Start By Clearing Your Mantel
Stow your year-round decor. Use a simply framed mirror, instead of busy artwork, as the foundation to avoid detracting from your display.
Add Your Favorite Greenery
Choose a long-lasting evergreen garland such as white pine to ensure that your mantel will remain fresh-looking all season.
Layer With Color and Sparkle
Tightly cluster multiple stems of red carnations in silver julep cups. Nestle the cups and glass candlesticks in the garland.
Make It Personal
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.