Next to our Christmas tree, our Christmas mantel must be the next most decorated place in our homes. With a glowing fire and stockings hung, it’s an easy focal point for our chosen Christmas decor of the year. I’m ready to decorate our mantel. For inspiration, I discovered 15 of the best ways to decorate your Christmas mantel.
We have a large mantel and fireplace surround in our living room. It is the focal point of the room year-round. When Christmas comes, it takes on a special place of holiday honor.
Our trees are done, wreaths are up, and little vignettes are placed around the houses. I waited until almost the last moment to decorate the mantel. I had a good reason – I was waiting for a little secret weapon to arrive in the mail.
Before Thanksgiving, we hung my DIY ornament wreath on the fireplace. I made some really cute Christmas houses for the mantel. I added brand-new gold candleholders and tapers and fairie lights.
And then came Thanksgiving, unpacking boxes and decorating trees and hanging wreaths. Decorating the mantel would have to wait.
I was ready to add the garland. Garland is such a versatile ingredient in our Christmas decor. (I shared 9 ways to use garland throughout your home.)
Then I remembered a new way to hang garland that I had seen on YouTube. I ordered the recommended Command Bundle Holders. I had to wait until they arrived to hang the garland.
You’ll see the gal who shared this idea at the end of the post.
Welcome to 10 Fabulous Finds at Bluesky Browsing #115.
In case you are new to Bluesky at Home, what fabulous finds do I share at Bluesky Browsing?
- ideas to help you in your home decor efforts
- fun holiday decoration ideas
- ideas for better organization and efficiency
- a yummy recipe or cocktail
- fun DIY projects
- the latest trends in home decor
- a quirky new find or two
Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas: 15 Best Ways to Dress Up Your Mantel
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Enjoy them all.
Oh, as a little extra, here is an Easy DIY Mantel Idea for Christmas.
Did you notice any common themes in these Christmas mantels?
- a trend to asymmetrical garland
- stockings in different fabrics and colors
- a profusion of greenery layered across the mantel
Use these Christmas decorations to create a beautiful mantel.
I took away some new ideas from this collection of decorated Christmas mantels. I’m adding this post to my favorite mantel posts, such as 15 Best Wreaths, Mantels and Garland.
Visit these Christmas Pinterest Boards full of inspiration and ideas. I would love for you to FOLLOW one or all of these boards.
I hope you PIN this post, visit each selection, and PIN each one.
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search browse for them. Be sure to PIN to keep these ideas handy.
I’ll be browsing away between writing posts, listening to podcasts, reading, doing various blogging tasks, playing tennis, and walking Nola.