How to decorate your winter mantel perfect for the holiday season!  Impressive DIY Christmas fireplace decorating ideas for any holiday budget.  Christmas Mantel Ideas perfect for a vintage, shabby chic, contemporary and a traditional home! There are 52 Mantel and 29 Fireplace tutorials over on the Tip Junkie Creative Community if you're looking how to make even more three themes with great pictured instructions. White and Silver Winter Mantel 1.  White and Silver Winter Mantel ~  Those candlesticks are all from thrift stores, spray painted a seasonal shade of silver.  Here's another Winter Mantel from Kate that's seriously amazing. How To Guide: An Interesting Winter Mantel

Winter Mantel

2.  How To Guide: An Interesting Winter Mantel ~ There’s no wrong when it comes to prettying up your mantel for the holidays but, I’ve learned a few tricks that take my mantel from nice to WOW. Vintage Winter Mantel 3.  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! Antler and Silhouette Christmas Fireplace

Christmas Fireplace

4.  Antler and Silhouette Christmas Fireplace ~ Who knew antlers could be so chic!  I love the polk-a-dot stockings, framed silhouette pictures, and hanging snowflakes.  {divine} Christmas Fireplace Subway Art Printable 5.  Christmas Subway Art and Printable Banner {DIY Decorating} ~ This entire Christmas mantel can be replicated in your home with the free printables and easy DIY glitter tree tutorial.  Print out the subway art and Christmas pennant garland and then head over and check out the glitter tree tutorial to make a set of your own. Vintage Christmas Mantel 6.  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. Shepherds Pouch {Christmas Traditions} 7.  Shepherds Pouch {Christmas Traditions} ~ Instead of hanging stocking on the mantel all month long, the Paquette family first hangs shepherds pouches.  From the the 1st to the 24th they hang shepherds pouches.  This fun tradition of service and remember Jesus during the Christmas season is one that you will want to replicate in your own home. Christmas Mantle Ideas: Snowflakes & Candy 8.  Christmas Mantle Ideas: Snowflakes & Candy ~ By keeping the frames she used for fall and added some Christmas elements, deciding that they would be be nice backdrop from some hanging snowflakes. Tabletop Knitting Needle Ornament Tree

Christmas Accessory Tutorials

9.  Tabletop Knitting Needle Ornament Tree ~ Looking for a new non-permanent was to use your ornaments for home decor? Try making this beautiful tree to decorate your mantel, tabletop or to give as a holiday thank you gift. Ruffled Christmas Trees {Decorating for Christmas} 10.  Ruffled Christmas Trees {Decorating for Christmas} ~ These ruffled Christmas trees make an adorable accent to any table, counter-top or desk! They are very easy to make and cost very little!  Make a collection of them for your mantel display or to use as a centerpiece for your Christmas dinner. 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. How to make silhouette tiles for stocking holders 12.  How to make silhouette tiles for stocking holders ~ I have always wanted to have a picture of each of my boys placed above their Christmas stockings. But since I have been blogging, I have fallen in love with silhouettes. So I decided to make a silhouette of each of my sons for my mantle. Red Wreath and Lantern Christmas Mantel Ideas

Christmas Mantel Ideas

13.  Red Wreath and Lantern Christmas Mantel Ideas ~ This wreath is from Target (clearance years ago) layered over a simple pine wreath.. It’s nice and chunkaaay. Grapevine and Ornament Christmas Mantel Ideas 14.  Grapevine and Ornament Christmas Mantel Ideas ~ She kept the grapevine garland used for Thanksgiving Mantel up on the fireplace, and incorporate it into the design.

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