Following the renovation of our living room this year, a switch up with the Christmas decor was in order. I was ready for a change from the stags that normally adorn the fireplace and wanted to create a dramatic centrepiece. So I chose dried flowers and fruit, with some artificial plants and feathers thrown into the mix to make my DIY Christmas mantel decoration.
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You will need:
- *Dried Oasis Blocks x 2
- *Florist Wire
- A selection of artificial plants, dried fruit and flowers, and feathers
- Artificial eucalyptus spray x 5
- Gold Honestry Spray (no longer available)
- *Dried Oranges
- *Dried Limes
- *Dried Protea Stems
- *Peacock Feathers
- *Pheasant Feathers
First place 2 blocks of oasis in the centre of your mantel (you may need something to weigh your oasis down). Push the 5 stems of eucalyptus into the oasis, 3 at the front and 2 at the sides.
Next arrange some peacock and pheasant feathers into the centrepiece and space them in such a way that they are equally balanced. Odd numbers always work best as they are more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Add the gold honesty sprays to the sides and front centre, then layer in the protea stems.
Twist the florist wire around the oranges and limes and insert the wire into the oasis.
Fill in any gaps with extra feathers and tweak anything that looks off to the eye. Sprinkle the arrangement with fairy lights!
The blush pink dried proteas tie in with the rest of my living room decor, as do the peacock feathers and splashes of gold.
Traditional dried fruit brings a yuletide touch to the display and has grown in popularity over recent years.
I finished off the Christmas mantel decoration with some festive stars and glass Christmas trees.
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Wishing all of my readers a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, and let’s hope things will get better in 2021!
Love Cara x