The mantel is an ongoing work in progress. There's not much to it. I left all the existing decor and just added some greenery. Maybe next year I'll take everything down and do something more.
There is lighted garland and I added some silver pearly picks throughout and then also placed some red holly looking ones to add give some color.
As for the candles, I dressed them up with some bling! I picked up some blue/silver glittery beaded garland from Michaels. It came in a single pack with about 5 strands. I used 3 strands to casually wrap the bottoms of the candlesticks to add some shimmer to the mantel.
So I got these small metal gripper types of holders at Bed, Bath and Beyond last year. They are very simple too! Yay!