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):
So I cut some branches...
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 :)