Yesterday, a glitter and ornament hurricane made landfall in my living room, slamming the floor and every surface with Christmas cheer. It got messy for a while, but after clearing the debris of empty ornament boxes and stray glitter, what remained on my mantle was this:
I hauled out my old coffee filter wreath from last winter to hang on the mantle. It looked a little rough after a year in storage, but a little fluffing and squinting and I was okay with it. I even sprayed it with spray glitter but you literally cannot tell at all. (That’s okay. I know there’s glitter there.) I stuck turquoise flower on it and hung it from some glittery green ribbon over a mirror.
Every year I think I’m going to change over my Christmas decorations to traditional red and green, but when it gets down to it? I just can’t resist some shiny silver and icy blue.
I plopped some glittery branches in a simple white vase and added a little snowflake ornament to the front. The “peace” decoration came from Kohl’s after-Christmas sale last year, and I completely forgot I had it until I pulled out my decorations this year.
(Does anyone else think one of the best parts of decorating for Christmas is finding all the things you forgot you picked up at after-Christmas sales the year before?)
On the opposite side, I filled my little pedestal bowl with shiny silver, blue and green ornaments, and filled a tall apothecary jar with pinecones.
I already told you how I can’t get enough fresh greenery, so behind it all I layered some fresh greens, plus a few white poinsettias and ornaments.
Can I tell you how amazing those fresh greens smell? Smells like Christmas! (Unless you’re allergic – then you’d probably say it smells like death.)
I think I liked last year’s mantle a little more:
But I’m still kinda digging it. Here’s one more look:
Have you all hauled out your decorations yet? Anyone else have to totally trash your living room to decorate your mantle, or is that me? It’s clean now, but there will be glitter stuck in the rug until next Christmas, spreading Christmas cheer for months to come.
P.S.: Check out these other holiday decorating ideas!
- DIY Kissing Ball with fresh greenery
- Easy glittery snowballs
- Tricks for (free) fancy Christmas garland
- Metallic nativity-inspired mantel
- How to make an easy Christmas vignette
- Full holiday home tour
- Make a monogram wreath
- Make your own Christmas art (one of my most popular posts!)(…and here’s take 2!