HOW TO: Style a perfect holiday mantle. 1. Start with a garland of cedar. Smells great and adds life. 2. Pick out decor items that differ in height. 4. Place tall items on the outer edge and work in your different sized items from there creating a "skyline." 5. If you need to add height to an item stack some books underneath! 6. Add small extra pieces like ornaments and pinecones. 7. If your fireplace doesn't allow for logs, add various sizes of candles to add a festive touch!