Mantel decorated with evergreens

#HeinensHolidayDecor: Design a Pretty Mantel Arrangement

Decking your home with greenery, baubles and floral fun for the holidays: a six-part series teaching simple design techniques using grocery store finds.

It’s that time of year when you have cleared your mantel of fall gourds, pumpkins and spice candles in preparation for something more winter holiday feeling. Making your mantel look holiday-fancy doesn’t have to be filled with dainty ornaments or flashing lights though. It can be simple and elegant.

Step 1: For our design example we headed to Heinen’s floral department and bought a few bunches of seeded eucalyptus as well as a dozen fresh red roses. We covered the mantel in layers of the eucalyptus allowing a few boughs to drape down and cover some of the mantel trim detail, making the entire installation feel casual and approachable. From there, we nestled individual stems of holiday red roses into the greens for a touch of color and sophistication.

Tip: Looking for your roses to last a little longer? Add a small, florist water vial to each individual flower stem. These can be found at a local craft store or online.

Undecorated mantel

Step 2: For the final décor touch, we scoured our home for individual crystal candle sticks and a few gold ornaments to add to the design. Not too heavy on the gold, but just a touch of shimmer made our mantel design feel like a one-of-a-kind holiday installation done by a fancy, floral shop, when in reality, you can whip it up in under 30 minutes and for less than around $20!

Mantel decorated with evergreens and roses

Did you make a showstopping mantel-scape using seeded eucalyptus and roses from Heinen’s?  Share it with us using the hashtag #heinensholidaydecor. We can’t wait to see what you created!

View the rest of the #HeinensHolidayDecor series:
Outdoor Vases and Urns
Winter Planter Boxes
Outdoor Lighting
Hostess Gift
Non-evergreen Centerpiece

Charity D'Amato
Posted by: Charity D'Amato
Charity is the founder of studio Chartreuse; a design firm located in Lakewood, Ohio. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Design and Art Education. Charity is a Cleveland Bridge Builders graduate and the recipient of the 2010 Inside Business Athena Young Professional Award. Since 2007, Charity has also been the voice behind the regional lifestyle blog, Charity and her family recently made the move across the river from Westlake to Shaker Heights, Ohio. “I really adore that I get to come to work every day and be creative. This is my passion and my reality.”

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