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Decorating Your Fireplace Mantel

When you are lucky enough to have a fireplace and a mantel on it, you can do so many different things to make it look nice for each of the holidays. You can have a decorated mantel that looks like it came right out of a magazine. This is a fun and creative idea that anyone can take part in and make special for each of the holidays or special occasions. For Christmas time, you can decorate your mantel with holly and garland to make it more festive. Along with the garland you can add some ornaments or bows.

This would be a great way to accentuate the mantel and make it look more of your style. Another great idea is to put lights on the mantel. This would make the mantel stand out and be noticed for the season. This would also be a beautiful sight to look at in the nighttime. Halloween is another great holiday to decorate for. You can use lights and decorations to reflect your love for this time and make it look unique and creative.

This is a fun way to decorate your home and add a little excitement to your fireplace mantel at the same time. Decorating for the Fourth of July, Labor Day and Memorial Day is another great time to make the most out of your fireplace mantel. You can make this your main focal point in any room.

Having beautiful and appropriate decorations for the holidays will make it more interesting and get you and your family in the mood to celebrate. This would be great for any size or style of fireplace mantel. Take advantage of the fireplace mantel when it is someone in the home's birthday. You can hang banners across it and decorate it with pictures of them in younger years. This would be a nice surprise for anyone when they see all that you have put into decorating the fireplace mantel for them.

This would be appreciated and a wonderful way to start a birthday party. You can decorate the mantel yourself or you can get the entire family in on the fun. Having them each places their own decoration or theme on the fireplace mantel will give it a piece of their personality and let them enjoy the masterpiece even more. You can go all out when decorating the fireplace mantel or you can go simple and classy. No matter what you choose, you will make the fireplace a statement of your own and a beautiful sight for everyone to enjoy.

It does not matter what your taste is or what your fireplace mantel looks like, you can decorate it to be whatever you want it to. This is a fun and creative idea that will improve the look of your mantel and also make someone smile.

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