Christmas mantel decorating doesn’t have to be hard. Sometimes all it takes is a mix of garland, mini Christmas trees and little village houses. And twinkling lights, of course.
You may remember I already decorated the mantel this year. You can see the traditional Christmas mantel here full of reds, greens and metallics.
But then I got these little village houses (see how I painted the village pieces into looking more expensive) and wanted to play around with them, so I redecorated a bit Sometimes I just can’t help myself!
This simple Christmas mantel didn’t take long though.
My friend Amy from My Life from Home gathered a group of bloggers together to share our Christmas mantels today, so you can hop around to see all sorts of Christmas mantel inspiration at the bottom of this post.
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I’ve talked about this garland in this post about our Christmas mantel and on Instagram this year, but oh my gosh, it’s sooo good! So many people think it’s real but it’s faux! And GORGEOUS! I picked up two to put across our long mantel.
My mom bought some for their mantel, too, and it’s just so pretty.
These little village pieces were perfect for under our big mirror.
I used coasters to give the village pieces a little more height. They’re pretty much hidden behind the garland so you can’t really tell unless you’re up real close.
Then I added some mini Christmas trees to either side of the mantel, starting with the tallest on the outsides and working my way inward. I love how all of the trees are different but work well together for a simple Christmas mantel.
This pretty green tree wood sign is perfect for leaning or hanging. That gold tree was my grandparents’, I tend to use a lot of their old Christmas decorations, which is really special to me.
On the other side, the white tree is from a local home decor shop (Bittersweet in Delafield for you Milwaukee folks!), and the gold tree was my grandparents’.
It wasn’t heavy enough to hold the string from the stocking in place, so I dropped a few quarters inside its pot, and now it’s perfect.
I love sitting in here at night watching the lights bounce off the little village pieces. So cozy and festive!
Are you into the simple Christmas mantel look or going all out? Or somewhere in the middle? It’s hard to decide!
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Since a popular question I get is “Where’d you get that?!,” here are links to the same or similar sources:
- Faux garland
- DIY Christmas village pieces
- Wood Christmas tree sign
- Fireplace screen (similar)
- Seagrass basket
- Green and white blanket
- Cream pillow
Hop around to see more Christmas mantel inspiration from other bloggers!
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