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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
A glistening wooden tree or two adds some lovely texture!
Or try adding a birch log or two.
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!
Oh, and a cute little reindeer peeking out of the King of Christmas Flocked Garland adds a lovely touch, too!
Here’s a full view of the neutral Christmas mantel, before the lights are plugged in.
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.
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.
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, what are you waiting for?