Today I’ve joined a talented group of bloggers, and we are sharing our Christmas Mantels with you. We all hope that we can inspire your holiday decorating! Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing. Make sure to take a tour through all the beautiful mantels at the bottom of this post! xo
It’s Christmas over here and we’re so excited for the holiday season! I love dragging out all the Christmas bins and decking the halls…it’s such a wonderful time of year to decorate. The cozy pillows, the sparkly lights…it’s magical.
I started my holiday decorating with my mantel. Because it is the focus of our living area, it kind of sets the theme of our space. That and I actually find it pretty hard to decorate the mantel at Christmas so I try to get it done and out of the way first. I find it a little challenging to decorate it just enough to match the Christmas tree, but not too much to compete with it. I think my most favourite mantel of all was the one I made last year at Christmas, but I do like this one too. There’s really only so much I can do with this space without having to go out and buy a million new things but I don’t want to do that. As I always say, I try to make do with what I have, because realistically, who can go out every year and buy all new Christmas decor? It’s just not practical.
For this years mantel I did buy a couple of new things…I couldn’t resist the Reindeer and Santa garland I found at Michaels, and I also bought the flocked garland to match our flocked tree. And these are things I will be able to use year after year.
I decided not to decorate the flocked garland because I really just love it the way it is…in hindsight though, I probably will add some red ball ornaments for my Christmas home tour that’s coming up…but for now I’ll leave it be. I also made a little tree bark garland with some string and tree bark cutouts that I had from last year but never used. I think it looks nice strung along with the reindeer garland.
And because I’m all about soft twinkly lights, I wanted to add some candles to my mantel. I really love the look of candles in front of the fireplace. When I don’t want to turn on the fireplace, I’ll just light the candles. So pretty.
I also found these mini fresh trees at our local home store again this year. I love how cute they are. I wrapped it up with some pretty chunky knit garland, and wound some small fairly lights in too. So cute. You’ll also see a few of these little guys on my Christmas porch!
Overall I kept things pretty simple, and I like how it turned out! I can’t wait to show you how it looks with my Christmas tree too!
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Here are some of the things I used to decorate my mantel. If I couldn’t find the exact item, I chose something similar. These are affiliate links, which means if you purchase something through one of the links in this post, I receive a small commission, but at no cost to you! Thank you for supporting ‘A Pretty Life’, and helping to make it possible! xo
More Christmas Mantel Inspiration:
Now make sure to take a tour through all these amazing and festive Christmas mantels! You’ll be sure to leave inspired for your own space…there is something for everyone here!
Have a very merry day!