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Create a Faux Christmas Mantel with a Flocked Garland

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Seasonal decorating is in full swing at My Wee Abode.  Today, let’s learn how to create a faux Christmas mantel with a flocked garland.flocked garland with tea light house and candle holder and glitter tree on wooden surface

If you’ve been following My Wee Abode for any amount of time, you know that challenges in this tiny home abound! 

One thing that is always a fun challenge is figuring out how to add decor that is the norm in most homes, but not in a tiny house.

Seeing so many lovely mantels around Blogland often makes me miss having one in my tiny space.

Is your home lacking a fireplace mantel?  If so, you’re in good company today. And you just might find some inspiration.

If you DO have a mantel in your home, read on because this post is for you, too!

CREATE A FAUX CHRISTMAS MANTEL with a FLOCKED GARLAND

Today, I’m sharing some tips on how to decorate a faux Christmas mantel using a flocked garland.

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I bet you are wondering what I use for a faux mantel.  Well, a window bench, of course!window bench with flocked garland and Christmas decor elements in living room

Take a look at this summer’s faux mantel.

Well, this season the window bench is getting decked-out with an amazing garland and wintery elements. (Fa-la-la-la-la…)

And my garland of choice is from King of Christmas!

What is Special About King of Christmas?

Let me tell you why I think King of Christmas products are so special!

  • Each product from King of Christmas is carefully wrapped and gently packed in a sturdy box. (You sure don’t want crushed boxes delivered to your door!)
  • The garlands are easy to remove from the box. No smashed or intertwined branches here! 
  • Each branch and needle have an intricate coating of “snow”.  Nothing is stuck together or flattened out by the flocking.
  • The faux pine branches and needles are quite real looking. The test? Stand 3 feet away and if you can’t tell if it’s real or not, you have a good faux garland/tree!
  • The warm white LED lights through-out the garland are the perfect amount… not too many, not too few, but just the perfect amount to give a cozy glow to any room!
  • The wired garland is easy to ‘fluff’ and arrange for your decor needs, whether it’s a faux Christmas mantel, around your stair bannister, or lining a door or window pane.

Next year, I plan on getting a Slim Tree from King of Christmas, as I had some issues with the flocked tree I purchased from a local big-box store.  After getting my King of Christmas garland, I KNOW their products are worth the small investment and will last for years to come!

Be sure to check out these tips on decorating a small Christmas tree!

Let’s get some more tips and tricks on how to create a Christmas mantel.

Tips On How to Create a Faux Christmas Mantel with a Flocked Garland

When you get your beautiful garland from King of Christmas, place it on your mantel (or window bench) and fluff each branch by gently separating the branches from each other and bending them in different directions. 

christmas mantel flocked garland with berries and birch log
Look at those beautiful needles, covered perfectly by ‘snow’.

Be patient… the fluffing can take a bit of time.  Don’t forget to curve some of the branches over and around your mantel, too!

After the fluffing and arranging of your Christmas garland is finished (you can always do more later), add a few surprise elements like… (don’t miss looking at all the lovely aspects of the garland in these photos!)

Some sparkly white berries.wooden stool with flocked garland and berries

A glistening wooden tree or two adds some lovely texture!christmas mantel flocked garland with sparkly tree and little deer

A pair of neutral candle holders with scented or unscented candles is always a must for mantel decor. If you don’t like the idea of real flames, get LED candles instead!

flocked garland with tea light house and candle holder on wooden surface
Sneak peek at the warm-white LED lights!

Or try adding a birch log or two.

christmas mantel flocked garland with berries and birch log
More of those lovely, real-looking branches!

And, of course, some pretty little tea light ‘cabins’ make all the scene complete.  I’m loving the neutral tones in my Christmas decor this year!flocked garland with tea light house and candle holder and glitter tree on wooden surface

Oh, and a cute little reindeer peeking out of the King of Christmas Flocked Garland adds a lovely touch, too!christmas mantel flocked garland with sparkly tree and little deer

Here’s a full view of the neutral Christmas mantel, before the lights are plugged in.window bench with flocked garland and Christmas decor elements in living room

window bench with flocked garland and Christmas decor elements in living room

christmas mantel flocked garland window bench with flocked garland and Christmas decor elements in living room

King of Christmas Flock Garland All Lit Up

These lights actually view a bit ‘warmer’ in these images than they actually are.  The warm LED lights on the King of Christmas trees and garlands are just the right balance between bright white and amber lights. christmas mantel flocked garland window bench with flocked garland and Christmas decor elements in living room

christmas mantel flocked garland with berries and birch log

The garland looks amazing at night, but it’s even a treat to see it lit up during the overcast and rainy days we are having here in So Cal.christmas mantel flocked garland window bench with flocked garland and Christmas decor elements in living room

Now It’s Your Turn

Okay, y’all… you still have time to get your King of Christmas products in plenty of time for Christmas.  My garland arrived in two days (King of Christmas has shipping warehouses across the U.S.).

If you have been putting off decorating your mantel, stair bannister, doorway, or even your Christmas tree, don’t wait any longer!

 

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50 Comments

    1. Yep… we work with what we have, and sometimes it works better, right? More surface real estate to work with! 😉

  1. Great post, Julie! Your mantel looks beautiful, and I love the way you’ve decorated it with so many dainty accents. The neutral color scheme is just stunning. I think many people will be inspired to decorate a faux or real mantel with these ideas!

    1. Thank you, Simona! I’m so glad you visited! Hope to see you again soon! Please come join us at Tuesday Turn About! We’re on break now, but will return on Janaury 7th!

  2. This is so pretty Julie! That flocked garland is gorgeous, and how nice that you have a discount code for us – you’re so thoughtful. 🙂 I love everything you did here, and the houses on the little stands is brilliant! Such a great way to get some different heights in your decoration. Thanks as always for your creative ideas!

    1. Thanks, Barbara… I just found your comment in my spam… I hate when that happens! I hope you have the most blessed Christmas ever! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marilyn! I’m having a bit of a hard time getting back in the swing of things! I’ll be by this week to link up! Hugs!

  4. What a beautiful Christmas display you have created! I love it! I’m partial to flocked trees and garland anyways, so this is something I am very interested in doing! Thanks for the tip on the garland too!

    Hugs,

    Tee

  5. It is such a beautiful garland Julie and looks perfect on your window bench.
    Thank you for sharing your fabulous tips for decorating with a flocked garland at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your faux Christmas mantel at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

  6. Julie, This is so pretty, & the flocked garland is gorgeous, adding the deer & the birch logs makes it pop. I need to find me a window bench for my faux mantel. Have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Julie.

    1. Hehe… yes, I love my window bench, Fernie… and the storage is a HUGE plus for my little loft! Thanks for the kind words, friend! Can’t wait to share my frosty minty home with y’all on Wednesday!

  7. That is just gorgeous Julie! I wasn’t going to decorate this year, but your putting me in the spirit. Love it!

    1. Oh, you and the hubs need some Christmas decor up! And the fam will love it, too, when they come by! Hugs… and thanks for being my backup today at church! 😉

  8. Julie, thanks for sharing your lovely post with us today! Just love your flocked garland and how you have decorated with it. The birch logs, reindeer and houses just add to this already perfect garland. You have really created a “master piece” and have given all of us so much inspiration!

    Have a blessed week!

    1. Oh, thank you, Mary-Ann, for coming by and commenting… it really means so much to me! And thank you for the kinds words, too! Can’t wait to share my frosty mint Christmas home with you this week!

  9. So pretty! Proves you don’t need a mantel! Any long shelf, or cabinet top will work. I’d love to see it in the dark!

    1. Oh… I’ll need to see if I can find some pics of it from last year. I’m pretty sure I took some. it actually didn’t make the ‘cut’ this year… probably next!

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