Last week I promised to show you how to decorate your mantle for winter. It’s usually the focal point of a room during the holidays. So, instead of bringing back a non-seasonal group of items, I chose to continue the winter theme with snowmen! I know a lot of you display your snowman collection during Christmas, but they really belong to winter (if you want to get technical).
I started with a pale silver fir and pinecone garland. If you can’t find a silver one, a coat of spray paint will do the job.
I placed a selection of snowpeople on the mantle. You need a variety of sizes, heights, style and shades of white. I didn’t use any that had a direct Christmas reference (holding a tree, wreath, or in red and green).
Of course it looks great during the day, but during our long winter nights we need light. I found a string of LED silver globe lights that sort of look like snowballs. Then I placed votive candles in crystal glasses among the snowmen.
The final touch is SNOW! Instead of the real thing, I spelled it out with wood letters.
You could add snowflake or snowball ornaments to the mix, or whatever you can find.
Winter lasts so long, we might as well embrace it. For me that means sitting in front of a roaring fire. I’ll leave winter sports to the brave and hearty!