One of my favorite Christmas time activities is making fresh wreaths for our doors and for our living room mantel. Mixing boxwood with various greens makes a pretty wreath with interesting texture. To add a pop of color behind the wreath, I added a giant star painted red.
Styrofoam cones wrapped in red ribbon make a forest of bright trees. These have been on my mantel in previous years and they’ve also been used in a few Christmas table centerpieces.
Giant pinecones, burlap ribbon,and greenery complete the Christmas theme.
An old box filled with Magnolia branches rests on the hearth. A fire in this room would be so cozy!
Here’s a close-up of the vintage cards on the table. I put two cards back to back in each flower frog so that the display is pretty from either side.
The red star behind my wreath started it’s life as this:
Suzanne and I spotted a stack of these beside a trash can on an early morning run. I knew they’d come in handy.
I look forward to seeing your Christmas mantel!