Monday, December 3, 2012

Our Simplified Holiday Mantel

I know, it's really strange that we would have two different Holiday mantels in one year.

Here was my mantel decorated for the Home Depot style challenge:


We had to turn in our images super early (before Halloween) and I took down the mantel since I was hosting a Halloween themed book club the next day.

We are traveling for the Holidays this year, so I decided to go a lot more simple with my actual Holiday decorating. I bought a mini real tree instead of dragging down our large fake white one. The plan is to use real materials that I can just toss before we leave town.

We have these trees lining our backyard, and I don't know why I haven't ever thought to use them before!!


This was my inspiration picture (shown last week):

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So I cut some branches...

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And I twisted them together with green ornament hooks:


And added two wooden candlesticks I already own, and done!

It was so easy, I don't know why I haven't done this before! And even better.. it will be just as easy tossing it at the end of the season :) 

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10 comments:

  1. I love this simplified version - I think I will attempt to create something similar for my own mantel! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  2. Perfect! I love this simplified version - I think I will attempt to create something similar for my own mantel! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  3. I love your home depot version, the hanging ornaments is a really cute idea!

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  4. It's beautiful! I love it when nature gives us free, beautiful decor! :) How did you hang your wreath?

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  5. Calypso in the CountryDecember 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Your mantel is beautiful - both ways! That mirror is perfect for the spot!
    -Shelley

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  6. I love it. Im foregoing my usual glam mantel for a natural one as well! Have a great journey to Christmas.
    xo Nancy
    powellbrowerhome.com

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  7. Love both mantles! Did you attach the greenery to the fireplace or is it laying there on its own?

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  8. Love fresh greenery, elegant and simple mantle, but also appreciate the first mantle, cute idea to hang the ornaments.

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  9. Love the fresh greenery!

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  10. Annie @ house on reneDecember 4, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Using what you have! :) Love it. Looks so wonderful and Christmasy!

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