STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

The mantle at StoneGable is the first thing I decorate each year. Some years I have decorated with soft neutral and natural colors and other years I’ve used non traditional Christmas colors, but this year I am going for a classic Christmas look! Lots of reds and greens and whites with a splash of black thrown in for a little holiday sass! And I’m scattering the whole mantle with lots of little white stars!

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

A big evergreen wreath is the centerpiece of this year’s mantle. The wreath hangs on an old window. I made it from an old wreath I found in the basement. If you would like to see how to repurpose an old wreath click HERE.

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

Flanking each side of the wreath are my chippy black shutters. I added a platter on each of the shutters and fixed the words Merry Christmas to them. What fun! I used my Cricut Explorer to cut out the letters.

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

Bits and pieces of greens were used to create a garland across the mantle. Berries and acorns dot the mantle as well as dimensional stars!

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

 

Little lights also run across the mantle and shine peeking through the paper stars!

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

Tiny stars crisscross the length of the mantle.

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

Large pinecone candles on pedestals give this mantle a warm candle glow!

STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

Come back on Monday to see the decorated tree! I’m be sharing my Christmas home tour on Wednesday and Thursday…

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STARRY CHRISTMAS MANTLE- Putting a little sparkle in Christmas!

62 Comments

  1. Everything looks so pretty Yvonne, I love the colors you chose and especially all of those wonderful little stars! Hope you and your family had a very happy Thanksgiving! Can’t wait to see your Tree : )

  2. Beautiful! How ever, I thought you were going to be teaching us how to make the tiny stars.
    WHY did I get this impression?
    Where can I buy the little stars in a banner? HELP! Lik’m

  3. Beautiful, Yvonne! I love what you did. Just in time to inspire me to do my mantle today, although mine is a 90 degree angle mantle in back of my corner wood stove so it’s a bit more challenging to make it look right.

  4. I love it! My favorite parts are the stars, the pinecone candles & the wreath! Very nice. Have you ever seen the fireplace screens from plow & hearth 🙂

  5. Oh SOOOO pretty and those stars ? Can you show how you made them, and what paper did you use ? I guess I need to but a circuit?

  6. Hi Yvonne!
    My fireplace brick looks a lot like yours :)!! however, my woodwork is walnut colored..:)..I am also using white stars and cranberry color red…just didn’t want it to look like a peppermint 🙂 haha!..used birch sticks in my tree and white frosted branches…anyway, my mantle is not very deep, so here is my question…how do you keep your greens and lights and stars on the mantle…. all the years before, I’ve used DUCT tape…(don’t tell my husband – he’d flip!!)..that’s the only way I can get that all to stay without falling off !!

  7. Yvonne, you’re great and I really can’t fault you for anything, but I’d like to mention one little thing: Mantel is spelled with the e before the l. An easy way to remember this is to think of it as a shelf (same -el).

    1. Daphne, thank you for helping me, a follower to Yvonne’s blog. I can never remember if it’s ‘e’ first or last. I’m always happy to learn. And of course this mantel is beautiful as we expect from Yvonne. Her talent has no limits.

  8. God is so good! Even in the small things. I wanted to hang something and I have word finding problems. How to tell…even find…what I’m talking about? And here in your post is the name. I scroll kind of slowly to find the end and it jumped out DISC. OH YES. that is it!!! Now some may say little but just at this moment I needed my Father to let me know I feel He says,”It’s okay. And here’s the name DISC and you’ve forgotten that you even needed some but I didn’t. ” I’ll use my faithful servant to deliver your message you need and you will tell her so she too will be reaffirmed that every word of hers I recognize as her gift of glory to My Name. “

  9. Yvonne,
    L O V E your starry mantel, dear friend!!!
    The fullness of your wreath is magnificent!!!
    I adore the pinecone candles atop cake stands!!!
    Creativity at its finest!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  10. Are the lights on your mantel battery operated?? I have been looking for some for my mantle. I have flame less candles for now. I love your blog

  11. Yvonne, Thank you for the beautiful Advent Story. I am in search of a new advent wreath. Every year I have made my own with greens and a base that have holders for candles. My greens never stay in because I use floral foam. It’s a mess. Do you have a picture of your advent wreath or any ideas for making them? Happy ADVENT!

    Maria Ladwig

  12. What a gorgeous mantle. I love your style. Could you tell me where you found the cheery red and black plaid ribbon that makes up the bow on your wreath? Thank you

  13. Your mantel is very pretty. I was especially taken with the dishes that you used to write Merry Christmas on. That is a unusual take on things but very creative. The plaid gives it a festive air. Very cheery and holiday like. And the stars make it feel light and airy. Happy Holidays to you.

  14. Eagerly awaiting the paper star tutorial–I’m in charge of our church’s Epiphany Party this year: lights and candles and stars, oh my!

  15. Love your mantel – can’t wait to see the rest of your Christmas decor – your house is always ones of my favorites and decorated so beautifully for the holidays. Thanks for sharing…..

  16. Now, THIS looks like Christmas! Beautiful job! Thanks for the repurposing wreath how-to… Now I am inspired to deck halls today!

  17. How do you have the ribbon on the wreath attached to the window? I’d be worried I’d mess up the window. The wreath is just beautiful.

  18. Yvonne,

    You’ve done it again! Thank you for inspiring me to decorate my mantle. You’re is beautiful and cheery like your personality. Now to scrounge my basement (yes, I have one like yours) for all the parts to create the look I want. If I was still in PA, I’d have you over for tea and a critique!

    Hugs to you,
    Carol

  19. Great idea. I have done same with my mantel wreath. Some things come off and other greenery is added to give more texture. Also do this with fresh wreath. I buy basic one, then add few other types of real greens, collected in woods{and neighbors}. Always get permission first. Smiley face. Then berries and pinecones and plaid bow. Yours is very pretty.

  20. I want a MANTLE! I love the way yours looks with all the stars and the refurbished wreath and those little pine cone candles on the tall candle holders are lovely. I have wanted a mantle to decorate for forever. I don’t want a real fireplace because I don’t have a place one would fit in my small house, but I could fit just a fireplace surround with a mantle on some wall or other, I’m sure! I keep looking on-line but all the ones that are sold now with electric or gas inserts are too short. They don’t look authentic to me. It may be just a dream, but I’m not giving up yet! Anyway, yours looks beautiful and I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas.

  21. I don’t have a mantel but I did upgrade an old Chrismas wreath before but I like this one because of the stars. That’s a very good idea. Thank you.

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