i encourage you to try real garlands:. img_1267. fresh vs fake i couldn\u0027t decide which to use so i used both! they make my home smell great and i was able to use a cheap lit-up garland i had . beaded metallic mantel scarf. floral mantle design. wedding alter alternatives, chandelier, fireplace mantle, exposed brick wall, candles //. had we kept going i predict our mantle would look more like this this garland is so full and beautiful i can not imagine how long this took.