13 Holiday Mantel Decorating Ideas

Here’s how to decorate your winter mantel perfect for the holiday season!  Impressive DIY Christmas fireplace decorating ideas for any holiday budget.  These Christmas Mantel Ideas are perfect for a vintage, shabby chic, contemporary or a traditional home!

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There are 55 Mantel and 52 Fireplace tutorials over on the Tip Junkie Creative Community if you’re looking how to make even more holiday mantel themes with great pictured instructions.

Winter Mantel

DIY Nativity

1.  Holy Night Mantle ~ Come let us adore him!  Make this serene nativity with chip board and silhouette downloads.  Add spray paint and glitter to really make it dazzle.

Winter Mantel

2.  Winter White Mantel Decor {Fireplaces} ~ After all the Christmas decorations are put away, things can look a little bare. This post features a lovely winter mantel with white and snow details! Perfect to leave up from New Years to the first signs of spring!

Winter Mantel

3.  Christmas Mantel {Holiday Mantel Ideas} ~ This mantel is super chic! A great idea for anyone who loves a simple yet elegant color scheme, since the main colors are green from the seasonal greenery, white and silver! Filled with decor yet not cluttered and unorganized! Mantel perfection!

Vintage Winter Mantel
4.  Vintage Winter Mantel ~ A simple palette of  just green, silver, white and brown tones.  There is lots of great natural texture from the green foliage and the awesome shape of the book page wreath layered on the textured mirror finishes it all off!

Christmas Mantle

5.  Modern Country Christmas Mantle ~ The wreath looks fabulous hung on the old fence boards.  You can switch out your wreath for every season.

Christmas Fireplace

Christmas Mantle

6.  O Come All Ye Faithful Mantle ~ This entire Christmas mantel was inspired by the classic Christmas carol “O Come All Ye Faithful”.  Love the barn wood and chalkboard fire.

Vintage Christmas Mantel

7.  Vintage Christmas Mantel ~ With Christmas storage boxes and layered a cigar box, book, old spools, ornaments, my DIY hurricane vases and fake greenery this Mantel is fabulous.  She also used a grapevine “tree” and decorated it with a ruffled felt garland sewn with baker’s twine.

Christmas Fireplace

8.  Whimsical Christmas Mantel ~ Adorable whimsical stockings are hung from the chimney with care while silhouette of the children watch over with care.

Christmas Accessory Tutorials

Christmas Accessory Tutorial

9.  A Simple Christmas Bunting {Christmas DIY Decor} ~ Here is an adorably simple Christmas bunting tutorial that you still have time to whip up! Perfect to make before all those guest arrive on the big day. Made using pages from an old book that gives it a vintage feel! Simple yet holiday chic!

Christmas Trees

10.  DIY Christmas Trees ~ This post features fun to make and super stylish to display handmade trees!  Made easy with this great tutorial.

How to Make an Easy Christmas Countdown Chain

11.  How to Make an Easy Christmas Countdown Chain ~ I wanted to create something elegant, yet simple AND kid friendly. This is what I came up with…a little bit of a twist on the traditional *red and green* countdown chains.

Christmas Mantel Ideas

Christmas Mantle

12.  Christmas Mantle ~ If you don’t have a mantle to decorate for Christmas you can always decorate a credenza.  Red twigs were incorporated with chalk vases, carousel and twinkly Christmas tree lights.

Christmas Mantle

13.  Christmas Faux Mantle Vignette {free printable} ~ Use a non-traditional color palette for Christmas decorating.  The addition of mint and navy really make the vignette pop.  Frame photos from Christmas’ past to display along with the adorable Be Merry & Bright printable.

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We’re continuing our Christmas in July with more amazing pictured tutorials for homemade gifts, DIY decorating, free printables, and recipes.

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