Barnhouse | Asymmetrical Christmas Mantel
This years mantel is big, bold, and made of real greenery! I just love how it pops against our new green paneling in the livingroom. All the steps after the break!
How to Create an Asymmetric Christmas Mantel
Clear everything away from you mantel and gather your greenery.
I used all fresh greens including:
Cedar Garland – from Costco $18 for 25ft
Incense Cedar – with the yellow tips
Juniper – for a pop of blue
Blue Cypress – clipping from our Christmas Tree
Pine Tree Clippings
I screwed two hooks into the drywall above the mantel to secure the cedar garland. (you could also use Command hooks!)
I started by placing the cedar garland on the mantel to create the asymmetric shape and to serve as the base for the rest of the greens. With a zip-tie I secured the garland to the hooks from Step 2. Make sure it’s secure in place, because all your other greenery will be attached to this. I like to do a swoop in the front to expose space on the mantel for candles (Read FAKE candles, safety first!).
Next, build up the garland! I started by sticking the ends of the Blue Cypress and Pine clippings into the garland, and secured with floral wire as needed.
Once I got a shape I liked, I filled in the gaps with Juniper and Incense Cedar to add pops of blue and yellow! I strung some dried oranges and dropped them over the garland. Done!