Simple & natural Christmas decorations are some of my favorites- and today it is all about a simple natural styling.
When it comes to simple & natural and budget friendly decorations- I like to step outside and wander a bit to see what inspires me.
Today it is all about this simple and somewhat moody Christmas mantel that was inspired by fresh clipped tree branch- along with a few tips for using what you have on hand to style your home this season.
Clip Fresh Greens
Our yard has an abundance of cedar trees- so that was where I started but you can use any kind of pretty greens you have in your yard that inspire you.
Tip: Look for a long branch that is fairly straight to place on the mantel.
I chose a long fairly straight branch that had a good amount of cedar draping off to cover the mantel. But you can also use smaller branches and just tuck them in to cover the mantel also.
Bring out the candles
There is just something about flickering candles…they are one of my favorites for adding ambiance.
Tip: Use realistic faux candles that ‘flicker’ for a similar look to real and you don’t have to worry about real flames and safety.
Bring those outdoor lanterns inside
These cast iron lanterns usually light up our porch stairs- but they are also perfect for bringing indoors and doing double duty by adding ambiance inside too.
Tip: Shop your house to see what you can repurpose and use for your holiday stylings.
Gather a few logs
If you have a stack of wood ready for those winter fires- grab a few logs and pile them up inside your firebox. Drape a few battery operated twinkle lights on them for a bit of cozy ambiance.
If you don’t have cedar or pine greens- you can use a different type of greens for your mantel decor. Simply look around your yard to see what inspires you or pick up some fresh greens at your local market. One of my favorites is eucalyptus. You can find fresh clippings at the local grocery store often- or use dried eucalyptus which can be found at your local craft store.
Don’t miss what my friends are sharing below and coming your way, I will share 5 of my favorite ways to use those simple fresh clippings in Christmas decor.
Happy Sunday and November 1st all.