‘Tis the season to deck the halls! And you know me — I’m always looking for an excuse to decorate my home.

This year, I was so excited to put up my Christmas mantel, I did it before Thanksgiving. Hey, all my friends were already decorating their homes, so why not join them?

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First of all, this does not have to be a complicated project. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on decorations to make your mantel beautiful.

And it shouldn’t take all day. It only took Tyson and me a few minutes to create several sample mantels for you!

We used garland, gold lights, candles, mini fir trees, ribbon, chalkboard ornaments and, of course, stockings. What do you use to decorate your mantel?

Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. 
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