Floral décor for your Christmas mantle piece

Many people believe that there are many ways to decorate a mantel during the holiday season. You’ll usually find an antique wreath pinned in front of the fireplace and perhaps a few other decorative items. However, if you are bored of the same old decorations and are looking for something new, you can liven things up by creating a specific floral décor for the mantel. Once you make some yourself, you’ll see how easy it is and how wonderfully festive they can be. You might even be tempted to make some so you can send flowers to your friends and loved ones during the holidays.

What you will need:

  • Festive flowers and foliage

  • Small vase(s) of your choice

  • Floral foam


  • The first thing you need to do is select your vase. When it comes to floral décor for this part of the room, you need to select a vase that will not be too large for this space. It should also not be too tall as you want your arrangement to extend on either side so it will be a horizontal rather than a vertical design.

  • Next, you can choose your flowers. Some of the most popular colours include red, white and green. Of course red and gold or blue and silver look really amazing together. Some of the best blooms include roses, carnations, chrysanthemums and orchids.

  • Next, you should cut some floral foam to fit in your vase. Allow the foam to soak up some fresh water if you plan on using fresh flowers.

  • Trim your stems as you work to arrange the bouquet. Before adding a stem to the foam, trim it at an angle and according to the length needed.

  • You might like to start by arranging foliage around the margin of the vase and allow the foliage stems to extend to the left and right.

  • Next, add some mass flowers. Remember to alternate between colours and flower types.

  • You can then add your focal flowers and finally include filler flowers and foliage to fill in any gaps.

  • When you are ready, you can place your bouquet on display.

Remember, when it comes to fresh floral décor above your Christmas mantle piece, you should not leave your flowers there when you light a fire. The heat from the fire can dry out your blooms. For this reason, many people prefer silk flowers. Again, extreme heat can negatively affect the appearance of silk blooms but they aren’t quite as sensitive as fresh blooms.