If you are looking to update your Christmas mantel decor, try using this asymmetrical Christmas garland idea to modernize your holiday decorating! Read on to find out how I created it using faux greenery!
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Faux Asymmetrical Christmas Garland Idea
Christmas two weeks away, and I’m still not done decorating!
My son even keeps asking me, “Mom, when are we going to decorate?”
What was the difference this year? Thanksgiving was so late! That one week really threw me off! We usually get our tree the day after Thanksgiving, but it rained. We usually get all of the boxes out with the Christmas decorations when we decorate our tree, and since we didn’t get our tree, we didn’t get out the boxes!
I slowly started pulling things out from boxes and decorating small areas. I guess because we did’t get out everything all at once, it doesn’t seem like we’ve decorated.
One thing I did manage to decorate was our mantel! I tried something different this year. I created an asymmetrical Christmas garland for our mantel. I’m usually all about symmetry. It just makes me feel like everything is right with the world. However, I went of my comfort zone this year, and I LOVE it!
I gathered a couple different faux garlands and pine branches to make the asymmetrical Christmas garland. Once I got them all set up, I had to find something to balance out the weight! My bottle brush trees and candle sticks were a great way to do this. Adding our stockings to that side also helped to create an even appearance.
With a few extra accessories, like my wooden bead garland, brass bells, and fairy lights, I was able to add some texture and depth!
It was super easy to put together and I want to show you how it did it!
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Materials for Asymmetrical Christmas Garland Ideas:
- Garland one
- Garland two
- Faux branches
- Bottle brush trees
- Wooden bead garland
- Fairly lights
Remove everything from your mantel so that you are starting with a fresh canvas.
Begin adding one garland on the side of the mantel. Don’t drape it off the side yet. Take your next garland and lay it so that it falls off the edge slightly. Repeat this with each garland. With each garland that is laying over the side, you can slowly start placing them further and further off the edge. The weight of the other garlands will hold these in place. That’s why you need to overlap.
You may need to play around with them a little bit. You’ll also want to fluff them and allow for some of the garlands to hang off of the front edge.
In order to balance out the asymmetrical Christmas garland decoration, begin placing your bottle brush trees and candle stick holders with candles. I put the candle sticks in the back to add height because they were the tallest. Then I placed the larger bottle brush trees in front followed by the smallest ones in front.
Next, I added my accessories! This included these fluffy white stockings, a wooden bead garland, and the gorgeous brass bells!
At first I had the wooden bead garland laying on top of the faux garlands, but by draping it like you see it in the photo, I think it gives more balance to the mantel. Since the stockings hang down, the bead garland takes up that space on the opposite side and makes it more appealing.
Finally, I added the fairly lights for some whimsy and magic! Regular white Christmas lights would also work, but I just thought these looked adorable!
Mantels are a great place to decorate for the holidays. You can use real or faux greenery and add different accessories for depth and texture! Here are some more pictures for you to look at of my asymmetrical Christmas garland idea!
Asymmetrical Christmas Garland Decoration
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Honestly, I wasn’t sure how I was going to like the asymmetrical look on my mantel. I begin to twitch if something isn’t symmetrical normally! I think balancing the pieces well makes a big difference in creating a symmetrical asymmetrical look! Ha!
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