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Holidays: Decorating the Mantel for Christmas

Beautiful ideas for decorating the mantel and fireplace for Christmas. 
Decorations and ideas to create a beautiful mantel display for your home this Christmas from Walking on Sunshine.

Do you have a fireplace in your home?

We do and one of the best things about it is decorating the mantel for Christmas.  There are so many different ways you can add decorations to the mantel for Christmas!  

I put together a roundup of different ideas for us to all to find new ideas and inspiration from this year.  Even if you don't have a fireplace, you can still create a mantel type of display.  I did that for years in our first house.  Make sure you check below for those photos.  


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This is how our mantel has looked in our house for the past few years.  I have used our collection of Department 56 lighted houses and really love how it looked.  

And then I placed an old window on our mantel last year and my husband drilled it into the stud.  It doesn't come down very easily.  So I had to incorporate the window into our Christmas decorations and there is no room any longer for the village. You can read about my Department 56 Christmas Mantel   post I did a few years ago. 

Department 56 Christmas Mantel from Walking on Sunshine

But that's okay!  I have another collection that I have been displaying in our dining room on the sideboard.  I moved our Christmas Carolers to the living room and the Department 56 Christmas Village to the dining room.  I love the way our mantel now looks.  
Christmas Carolers on Mantel from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Ideas for Decorating the Mantel for Christmas

Let's take a look at decorations for the mantel from a few other bloggers. And make sure you check out my Shopping List below for ideas that you can purchase to help get the same looks!

Sparkly Farmhouse Holiday Decor from House of Hargrove
Sparklyl Farmhouse Holiday Decor from House of Hargrove


Holiday Mantel from Inspired by Charm.  Don't you love the Bottle Brush Christmas Trees
Holiday Mantel from Inspired by Charm


Christmas Ornament Mantel Garland from Designing Wilder
Christmas Ornament Mantel Garland from Designing Wilder

Christmas Mantel from House by Hoff - Pre-lit Christmas Garland is the way to go these days!  No more struggling with getting the lights on the garland.  This garland looks perfect! 
Christmas Mantel from House by Hoff


I love the banner hung on this mantel.  What a nice change from the usual garland we see! 
Country Farmhouse Christmas Mantel from Stone Gable Blog


Silver and Green Mantel Decor Ideas from Centsational Girl.  She uses different colored Christmas Ball Ornaments in a simple clear glass container.  
Silver and Green Mantel Decor from Centsational Girl


Christmas Barn Mantel from Creative Ambitions.  Don't you love the barn???  
Christmas Barn Mantel from Creative Ambitions

But what if you don't have a fireplace?

 Here are some ideas for creating a Decorative Ledge as Christmas Mantel.
I love this idea from Decor Chick
Decorative Ledge as Christmas Mantel from Decor Chick

Another idea is Christmas Mantel Shelf from Gail's Decorative Touch.
Christmas Mantel Shelf from Gail's Decorative Touch


There are so many great shelves or ledges you can purchase to create the look above.  
White Ledge available at Target


Christmas: Decorations and Ideas for the Mantel from Walking on Sunshine Recipes


Department 56 Christmas Story Village Ralphies HouseDepartment 56 Xcyvl the Majestic Theatre Lit_houseDepartment 56 Original Snow Village Christmas At Grandma's Lit HouseNational Tree 9 Foot by 10 Inch Crestwood Spruce Garland with Silver Bristle, Cones, Red Berries and 50 Clear Lights (CW7-306-9A-1)General Foam Plastics Pre Lit Portland Branch Garland, 100 Clear LightsVickerman 9' x 12Battery Operated Lighted Holiday Garland , In RedNatural Jute Burlap Merry Christmas Garlands Banner for Holiday Decoration , Displaying and EmbellishingBe Merry Burlap Banner | Christmas Burlap Banner | Christmas tree Garland | Holiday Bunting | Home Garden Indoor Outdoor Banner | Natural Burlap Banner | Christmas Decor DecorationsThxToms 15Pcs Burlap Banner, DIY Decoration for Wedding, Baby Shower and Party, 14.5feetYoland 24ct Barrel Plating Multicolor Christmas Ball Ornaments (40mm/1.57'' in) (Red)Sea Team 60mm/2.3624pcs Christmas Balls Ornament Shatterproof Pendants for Holiday Xmas Garden Decorations (Green)LightStan Contemporary Floating Wall Shelves White Finish Decorative Wood Ledge Set of 3 pcs








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