Decorating for the holidays is my way of making my house happy and festive for the holiday season. The decorations come out earlier and earlier each year, but that means I get to enjoy them longer! We recently installed this antique mantel in our living room, so I’ve been itching to decorate it for the holidays.
With $100 in hand, I decorated our mantel with a few key pieces and natural elements you can find right outside your door.
I love the romantic look of candlelight, especially the way it sparkles against metals and metallics. I used three of these Silver Mercury Glass Pillar Candles in various sizes to anchor each end of my mantel. I then scattered the Warm Bronze Mercury Glass Votive Candleholders across the mantel, elevating them in various areas for some height and depth.
These Gold Dipped Cedar Candles added some texture and a rustic element to break up the mixed metal candleholders. I also added in some plain white and off-white pillar candles that I had on hand to make the entire look more romantic.
Adding (free!) tree clippings from our local hardware store throughout the mantel adds a beautiful natural element as well as some color. I carefully intertwined each piece in between the candles, and even added some pinecones to complete the look. After hanging our family stockings, I draped this Glittered Wood Happy Holidays Garland for a little extra sparkle and festive touch.
Last, but not least, this beautiful Feather Wreath with Glitter takes center stage on the wall above.
This beautiful arrangement came together for only $100, and the candles can be repurposed throughout the year.
Don’t have a mantel? Don’t fret! This can easily be recreated on a console, sideboard, or entryway table! Hang your stockings along the edges or even on the wall. This is great for small spaces and apartments!