I’m such a Christmas person. No Grinch here!!!! I’m always trying new ways to decorate for Christmas. Different colors, different arrangements, different mantels. So I thought I’d put together a “montage” of sorts of my best Christmas mantel ideas in the last four years! This is going to be fun!
The first thing I decorate every Christmas season is the mantel in the family room. Let’s start at 2014 …
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2014 was a Farmhouse Christmas and the mantel reflected it! Simple, slightly rustic and streamlined!
I made my first banner for the 2014 Christmas mantel. You can see how easy it is to make HERE.
Such easy decor. An old window and a simple faux pine wreath. Lots of pinecones and these darling snowflakes I use almost every year!
And trees! I must admit I have a penchant for trees and there has been a small tree farm of faux Christmas trees growing in my basement for over a decade!
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2015 was still farmhouse inspired. But I added a little more color and Christmas lights!
The vintage window returned as did some of the pinecones and the wreath from the year before.
Doesn’t the wreath look a lot different? It’s so easy to completely change the look of a faux wreath from year to year. Click HERE to see how. I was really into red plaid! Who isn’t, right?
2015 was the “year of stars”. I got a Cricket cutting machine (see it HERE ) and cut out thousands of stars. Some tiny for garland and some larger with holes in the center so the lights from strings of lights could show through.
I just may have to bring those stars back again next year. They were my favorite!
With the Cricket I also cut out cling on letters to create the words “Merry” and “Christmas” to grace a couple platters I hung on the chippy back mantel shutter.
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2016 was the year of I painted an old clock to go above the mantel. The stars made another appearing across the mantel and draped over a large faux tree. I also got much better at photographing Christmas lights.
I also found an ingenious way to hang Christmas stocking across a mantel. To see how easy it is click HERE.
And tree on the mantel again. Oh, I love trees!
I also introduced black and white to my decor. Black and white with red looks so pretty and crisp. This is by far my favorite Christmas color combination!
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This year the Christmas mantel took on a snowy white look. Much different from year’s past!
The inspiration for this mantel came from the white trees I found at a local decor shop. If you live near Lancaster County Pa you might want to check out Cocalico Designs on Rout 30.
I hung the stockings on a birch log this year.
And this year I brought back pinecones in a big way!
From simple farmhouse to white and wonderful, every Christmas there is something new on my mantel!
I hope you have enjoyed perusing how the mantel at StoneGable changed its Christmas look over the last four year!
And what about 2018? Well, I think black and white will be showing up in a big, big way!
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