Make your mantle merrier and bright this holiday season with these quick and easy DIY Christmas mantle decor ideas.
DIY Christmas Mantle Decor Ideas for Your Home
We all want our homes to shine during the holidays and the one spot that can have the most impact for drama is your fireplace mantle.
There are lots of tricks of the trade but you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to do it yourself.
It all starts by mastering the art of balance. Once you’ve mastered this, then it’s easy to move onto decorating your mantle with ease. Here’s a quick tutorial from Pottery Barn how to do this effectively.
Basics to Decorating Your Mantle – Pottery Barn (Video)
1. Red and White Mantle
Your mantle can become a real showstopper with this simple DIY decor idea. Use two key colors, like red and white, and repeat this throughout your decor. It unifies your holiday decorations and makes your fireplace cheerful. Snowflake Stocking | Stuffed Santa Plush Stocking
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2. Family Fun Mantle
Part of the fun of decorating for the holidays is to add a personal touch to your mantle. Don’t be afraid to include those things that mean the most to you. Reindeer Stocking | Santa Present Stocking | Snowman Stocking
3. Minimalistic Christmas Mantle
4. Winter Wonderland Mantle
This mantle uses the best of the holidays by incorporating both Christmas and New Year motifs. Check out the unifying chic gold color that works well both with the neutral mantle, as well as the beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Vintage Mantle Clock
5. Super Garland Mantle – Jennifer Decorates (Video)
This superb mantle garland tutorial will have it looking oh so festive in no time at all.
6. Bow Cozy Christmas Mantle
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without decorative bows. Red velvet bows add elegance and a finishing touch to your mantle decor.
7. Candlelit Holiday Mantle
8. Victorian Mantle
18th Century decor gets new life in the 21st Century with these two old fashioned inspired mantles. With just a few vintage pieces you can see how rich with just a few key pieces. Victorian Mirrors | Antique Wall Clock | Round Hat Boxes
9. Simple Swag Mantle
Sometimes using a single flowing swag on the mantle can offer a bit of drama to your room, as you can see by these two photos. you can opt to allow the swag to gather at three points or allow it to flow in a simple straight-lined effect. Both are great options if you’re looking for a simplistic but elegant view. Simple Swag Garland
10. Deco Mesh Mantle Garland – SugarPuffandFluff (Video)
Yes, you can DIY your Christmas mantle with this delightfully quick and easy tutorial with deco mesh to make your own spectacular holiday mantle garland.
11. Banner Mantle
With or without lettering these bunting banner panels flung gently above your mantle offer a whimsical but sophisticated touch. For a more colorful look try alternating colors in your bunting to match your holiday decor. Triangle Bunting
12. Repurposed Christmas Mantle – RAZ Imports (Video)
I love the idea of repurposing objects around the house and using them for sprucing up the fireplace mantle during the Christmas holidays. Here’s RAZ Imports‘ version of a decked out mantle and below that is my own version of this look. It’s simple and easy to do and doesn’t take a lot of supplies or effort on your part to pull off. Prelit Multicolored Garland | Tabletop Cedar Topiary
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For more amazing ideas for decorating your home for the holidays, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Home Decor Section.