The very first thing I decorate for Christmas every year is the mantel in our family room. And each year I try to create a different look. This year I was inspired by TREES! Trees have shown up in almost every room here at StoneGable. For the family room, I kept the trees very natural except for the garland of tiny stars that trim them. And this year I’m loving decking my halls in bright red and white with a little bit of dramatic black! Let’s take a look at my tree inspired Christmas mantel!
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This year my mantel theme seemed to flow off the mantel and down onto the floor repeating elements such as stars, Christmas trees, and cheery colors!
But let’s start at the beginning. I began the Christmas mantel with a bed of greens. Not a garland but lots of bits and pieces of greens I’ve collected for year and years. My favorite way to dress a ledge in greenery is to use a little bit of this and that. For some reason I like the organic way it all comes together.
I then entwined 100 little lights into the greens. I have a double outlet in the middle of my mantel that comes in handy for lighting Christmas greens!
To the greens I added dimensional stars that had little holes in the center of them so the Christmas lights could peek through! I made these last year for the big Christmas tree in the family room and recycled them on the mantel this year.
I also added a few pinecones, red ornament balls, and iron stocking holders. The week before Christmas I’ll share how I am using them! Hint: FUN stocking tutorial coming!
Each tree was placed in a white container. The little tree on the black chippy bench was put in a 2 cup measuring cup!
The larger tree on the mantel went into a white ironstone mixing bowl.
And the tree on the floor went into a white ceramic beverage container filled with red, silver and white ornaments!
This year my mantel is decorated with a warm and cheery farmhouse feel!
Decorating styles can vary all over North America. Enjoy visiting these other fabulous blogs to see how they’ve decorated their Christmas mantels in the region where they live!
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