Decorating for Christmas doesn’t need to be complicated or time consuming. For our Christmas mantel decor, I’m reusing the same garland I used last year, with a few minor changes and additions.
When putting the garland away after Christmas last year, I left all the purple and silver balls attached and carefully stuffed (surely that is an oxymoron) it in a box. Because I’m lazy efficient like that.
This year, I pulled it out, unfolded it, and plopped it back on the mantel. I added a trio of snowy white balls, and instead of the silver reindeer, I added a scrolly iron candle stand.
First, I tried adding large ornaments to the candle stand, but wasn’t completely satisfied.
Hmm, maybe I should try candles- what a novel idea!
Because I’m somewhat addicted to the look, I wrapped plain white (i.e., cheap) candles with torn music pages.
Just a touch more bling with small silver ornaments hanging below the candles.
A quick and easy Christmas mantel, with only one casualty.
Well, maybe more than one….
It only got worse from there. Can’t leave you with that image stuck in your head, so quick, scroll down!
Since I use the same purple and blue color scheme for Christmas that is in the rest of my decor, I don’t change out the artwork for Christmas. How about you? Do you change what’s hanging on your walls?