How to create a super fluffy and full Christmas mantel {for less!} from Thrifty Decor Chick

How to create a super fluffy and full Christmas mantel {for less!} from Thrifty Decor Chick


I have started out to pull out some Xmas decor and it’s been enjoyable to get it all
out! I want to delight in the twinkling lights even longer this yr, and I’m
searching to a substantially slower rate this December than standard. It will be so wonderful to
have it all carried out in the following week or so!

I adorned our mantel a pair times back and considered I would share how I get a
fluffy and whole mantel with out shelling out a ton. 

I have found so lots of gorgeous fluffy greenery and garlands shared
on the web not too long ago…but some are just one to $200 Just about every! I will not head putting some
money into objects like this that I know I will use calendar year soon after yr — but that’s
way much too considerably for me, in particular being aware of I would want a lot more than a person. 

As a substitute, I store the 50 percent off product sales at craft merchants this time of yr. They have
by no means failed me! I use a couple various kinds to give the mantel the fullness
and wide range I want. (I will share some very and cheap garland solutions at
the finish of this post!) 

My initial addition is this lengthy needle pine garland and I am really positive I uncovered
this at Hobby Foyer. They normally have a great assortment and it really is on sale all
season: 

How to decorate mantel for Christmas

I like that it has the berries on it now! 

I use two for the reason that our mantel is so lengthy. Because of that I lay them in
distinct directions so they spill off the sides like so: 

berries and garland on mantel

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Most of these are designed with wire, so you can pull them in the way you
want. I like to fluff them up to give the greenery a very little height: 

Fluffing up garland

Next I layered on an additional a person, this time with pinecones: 

real looking garland for Christmas

I had to laugh due to the fact I’ve never taken off the tags…they vanish when
it is all finished. That one went ideal in the middle to create up the
middle. 

I have applied eucalyptus in my Christmas decor for years now and it’s these types of a
wonderful addition. It provides another layer that appears to be like wonderful!: 

Eucalyptus for holiday decor

There’s genuinely no rhyme or purpose — just adhere it in and fluff! I like
symmetry so I am going to typically incorporate a person at a single stop and do the exact at the exact place
on the other aspect: 

decorating Christmas mantel with greenery

Then it’s time to fluff it up even much more with much more greenery picks — I like
the white “snow” on these simply because it breaks up all that environmentally friendly:  

greenery with faux snow

It appears like a whole lot, but these are so low cost this time of 12 months! Even improved
— grab them just after Christmas! A ton of my greenery and holiday decor
is from those people just after holiday getaway revenue. 

My last additions are cheap berries and pine cones positioned right here and
there: 

decorating with pine cones berries

The cones and berries include texture and shade that finishes it off
wonderfully! (I also adhere individuals berries in our trees.) 

I construct it up in the center and taper matters off to the sides just a little bit.
The stop consequence usually helps make me so joyful!: 

Fluffy layered Christmas greenery
Because we don’t have an outlet more than the mantel (one detail I forgot when we
developed!), I use the
battery operated fairy lights
I shared with you past 7 days. The batteries previous a extensive time since
they are LED: 

Layered greenery on mantel

Past 12 months I additional some red beaded garland that I may perhaps still place up. I ordinarily
incorporate some candlesticks as very well, but I’m liking this a little bit easier glance
this time: 

Fluffy layered garland on mantel

I signify, as basic as 6 layers of garland can be. Ha! 

The mantel is a person of my preferred items to embellish every single Christmas: 

Red white hearth and hand stocking mantel

It genuinely is effortless far too — just lay it on there and start out sticking in the
extras. Fluff it up and tuck in some lights! It took me maybe 30 minutes
to set this up. 

This offers me the seem of the fluffier garlands from Crate and Barrel or
Pottery Barn that operate $100 a piece!  Plus I just really like introducing the
levels and textures for a lot more interest: 

white fireplace gray tile surround Christmas

I gathered a bunch of very similar garlands and berries for you as properly! I hope
this will support you make the fluffy Christmas mantel of your goals!

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How to create a super fluffy and full Christmas mantel {for less!} from Thrifty Decor Chick



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