Do you have a fireplace in your home?
We do and one of the best things about it is decorating it 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.
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.
Ideas for Decorating the Mantel for Christmas
Let's take a look at decorations for the mantel from a few other bloggers.
Sparkly Farmhouse Holiday Decor from House of Hargrove
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!
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
Here's a nice banner I found on Amazon that would work in any home.
Or you can purchase a plain Burlap Banner and stencil your own greeting. I love this idea!
Silver and Green Mantel Decor Ideas from Centsational Girl. She uses different colored Christmas Ball Ornaments in a simple clear glass container.
I love all the different colors you can now purchase these Christmas Ball Ornaments in.
Christmas Barn Mantel from Creative Ambitions. Don't you love the barn???
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
Another idea is Christmas Mantel Shelf from Gail's Decorative Touch.
There are so many great shelves or ledges you can purchase to create the look above.
Here's one I found on Target that comes in a few different sizes.
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Don't forget to check out my hubby's blog, Manning the Wall.
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