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Pinecones offer easy, versatile holiday decorating. Gather them from your yard or buy bags of them at a crafts store. For this mantel, we "planted" larger cones in clay pots painted a soft green. Tiny pinecones cover the soil of a planted mini evergreen. We scattered more pinecones across the mantel to continue the naturalistic theme.
Make it shine Group a variety of mercury glass and silver ornaments, votive holders and other accents to create a mirror-like display, especially pretty at night when candles shimmer off the reflective surfaces. A wreath of fern fronds adds sophistication.
A rosy wreath makes the perfect backdrop to this elegant winter vignette. Create a faux forest by wrapping festive paper and cloth over foam cones; hot-glue to secure. Use varying sizes of felt balls for "snow."
Ribbons, candles, pearl-headed pins and more team with flowers, fruits, and evergreens to create sophisticated decor throughout the season.
Think about what you can do above and below a mantel ledge, too. Here, tall glass containers show off candles tucked in mounds of cranberries or small ornaments. Greens and bell-trimmed stockings finish the lower part of the arrangement, but it's the glittering multipoint stars hung on fishing line above that really make this mantel sparkle
Candy creations ~ Nested in a pile of faux snow, glass vases overflow with red-and-white candies and candy-theme ornaments. Red foam letters (found at crafts stores) inside each vase to spell out joy.