Give Your Mantel a Holiday Upgrade with These Charming Decor Ideas

This winter, invite friends and family to gather around your living room hearth, complete with a custom Christmas mantel display.

The key to a beautiful Christmas mantel display is all about balance of height, color, and dimension. Below, we show you how to incorporate these three important elements into your holiday mantel. With quick DIY projects and lush evergreen accents, this stunning mantel is so beautiful that you won't want to take it down after the holiday season! 

Upgraded Garland

A traditional pine garland stretches across the base of our mantel. Wrapped in a red buffalo plaid ribbon and adorned with pinecones, the garland is a beautiful focal point to the fireplace. You can choose to hang stockings from the branches of the garland, but we recommend tucking adhesive hooks underneath the greenery for an effective way to hold up the weight of a filled stocking. As a safety precaution, never hang stockings or garland too close to an open fireplace if it will be in use. 

If you love the look of these sweater stockings, you can make your own with our helpful steps.

Pretty Pom-Poms

Make your own pom-pom garland to string around your Christmas tree or drape over a mantel display. Try an all-red design for a traditional holiday look, or switch up the colors depending on your aesthetic. 

If you've ever made pom-poms before, you know it can be tedious work. However, with our how-to instructions you can make multiple poms at once.

Light Bright

Lanterns are beautiful decor, both indoors and out. Place a few of various sizes on your mantel to give your display some height. Have some fun with choosing what pieces will go inside. An obvious answer is pillar candles, but we also love this tree motif. To learn how to make your own bottlebrush trees, check out our easy instructions. 

Season's Greetings

Welcome family and guests into your home with a bright, cheerful wreath at the heart of your mantel. For a modern take on the traditional look, start with a plain evergreen wreath and embellish with various winter greens and bright red berries. If you can't find a wreath at the store that satisfies your design eye, don't be afraid to make your own. We made this one and couldn't be happier. See how we did it here.

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