To make this delicious Coastal Christmas Mantelpiece Tutorial You’ll need the following ingredients:
Now it was time to start building my arrangement. I am going to make topiary trees to match this on each end of my mantel, so I began with some gray-green leaves. These first four pieces are my template and all of my additional greenery will be placed within these pieces
I began filling in within that template with additional faux greenery.
I added some sprays of sparkly green and gold branches that look like sea fans or spiky coral to begin to give my arrangement a coastal feel.
I adde some ornaments to my arrangement that will coordinate with those that will go on my tree. For details on how I attach my ornaments into my arrangement, see the posting at the blog! http://celebrateanddecorate.com/coastal-christmas/
I moved the arrangement to my mantel to see how I liked it, then added some ribbon loops and tails to my arrangement and only needed to add my coastal accents to finish up!
The addition of some starfish, shells and some seahorse ornaments to complete the look.