P E A C H T R E E C H R I S T M A S
“Dad, this tree won't fit in our back yard.”
“It's not going in the yard, Russ. It's going in the living room.”
It’s the most wonderful of the year! Whether you are one who puts up their Christmas decorations the day after Halloween, or stands firm in giving Thanksgiving its time to shine - we’re here for all the help and inspiration you need this holiday season. Let’s get that space ready for entertaining!
‘tis the season.
Caleb’s a big Christmas Vacation guy. Can you tell?
D I Y M A N T L E
When it comes decorating the Christmas mantle, it can be a little intimidating! Brush that right off your shoulders because this season, we’re here for all your questions and concerns. For Caleb’s mantle, we decided to bring the outside way, way in by having the focus be a beautiful mix of greenery consisting of Pepperberry, Evergreen (Eastern Red Cedar), and Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, along with those festive Taper Candles. We purchased the Pepperberry and Eucalyptus from a local wholesale florist and plucked the Evergreen straight from our yards. While the greenery we purchased does help give the mantle a whimsical, flowy look, it’s not necessary to spend money at a florist to create a similar look. Check your backyard or even your local park for fresh greens!
Here are the steps to recreate your own glowing mantle:
Purchase a few blocks of plant Oasis (the kind you can get wet - extends the life of the greenery) and arrange the greenery stems as wanted. Feel free to play around with this for a while - no one gets the arrangement(s) exactly right the first time.
Purchase a few blocks of dry plant foam - this was our secret to not having to purchase 1,715 candlesticks. Once the greenery is in place, just stick/ wiggle the Taper Candles in the plant foam, hide it with the greenery and voila - best hidden “candlestick” you could ask for!
You will want to purchase FLAMELESS Pillar & Taper Candles if you are doing this particular project. Trust on me on this one - we had the firetrucks on standby. The amount of candles you use is up to you! We chose to use several, but half the amount would look just as pretty.
We stumbled upon some Holly berries outside and added that into the mix to give it more of a Christmas feel, and I always have a set or two of deer antlers lying around, so we stuck those in as well because hey, why not?
If you happen to have a few stumps laying around and want to add that extra touch of whimsy, go for it!