Sometimes you just gotta throw down and cover your house in glitter and ridiculous decorations that make you think of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. That book was my inspiration for this bright, festive mantel. My husband hates when I use glitter-covered items at Christmas as he’s still picking glitter out of his clothes in July. He’s also not one for overly bright decorations – he prefers a more muted, vintage style. This mantel contains all the things he proclaims to dislike. Once I showed it off to him, he responded, “It actually all comes together very well – I like it!” And that, folks, is why I’m in charge of decorating the house. Please note: As we have never actually used our fireplace (although it does work!), I have free reign when it comes to decorating it as nothing will melt since it never gets switched on. I cannot say the same for your fireplace mantel so please use caution and decorate using discretion.
Bright Festive Mantel
Everything on this mantel is from my own personal collection except for the wreath on the mirror. I think it’s really funky and it was only $20 at Walmart! The back of it is styrofoam thus making it very light – perfect for indoor decorating. I wouldn’t suggest hanging this wreath outdoors as it may blow away on a blustery day. It would also make a love centrepiece on your table with a tall pillar candle in the centre.
My fireplace mantel lends itself to some tall items. These vases are the tallest that I own so I added height to them by adding decorative sprigs from the floral department of Michaels. You can learn more about way to fill a vase here. The centre of the mantel also needed a little bit of height. I really wanted to use my ‘merry xmas’ candle holder so I improvised by balancing it on two short festive pillar candles! If you’re like me and use candles mostly for display purposes only then they are a perfect decorative way to add some height to a display.
What do you think of this bright festive fireplace mantel? Is it your style? Tell us how you like to decorate your mantel in the comments below!
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Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.