My favorite place to shop is the grocery store, so when I wanted to put something new and cheery on my mantle, I thought of food. What could be more perfect for apartment renters than decor that doesn’t have to be stored once the holidays are over?
Clementines always make me think of December. I put our bags of coffee on the mantle too.
The popcorn garland was so fun to make. It’s a craft with built-in snacking potential.
A few more ideas:
Gumdrop trees – I remember making these when I was little.
Dough ornaments – You can roll out the dough and cut ornaments with cookie cutters.
Nuts in a bowl.
Coffee beans in a bowl.
Cinnamon stick ornaments and tassels.
The walnut ornaments we made last year are hanging over the door this year looking quite festive.