I broke my rule this year by a long shot. I decorated my mantel for Christmas already! We normally have a strict rule of no decorating before Thanksgiving, but I’ve also noticed over the years that the season is so short and I find myself still decorating the week before Christmas to get it just right. And scrambling. So this year, this year I decided to get a jump start on my holiday decor so I can just sit back, relax and really enjoy the season with my family and sit in awe at the sparkling decor every night.
Not to mention, this is the first time I’ve ever had a mantel in my home and I just couldn’t resist. I have dreamt of hanging stockings on a mantel since I was a little girl. So here is a glimpse at my Winter White Christmas Mantel.
Almost everything on this mantel I had packed away in my Christmas decor, I love being able to pull things out and create a whole new look with things I already have. I made just a few new purchased like the sheep skin and the canvas bag, isn’t it adorable?!
And this view, this just makes my heart so happy. I have NEVER had a mantel, not even as a little kid. So being able to actually hang stockings from a mantel over the fireplace is sort of magical for me.
The monograms are simply raw wood monograms that I picked up at a craft store, I stained them in English Chestnut and then drilled a hole in the corner.
Tutorials found in this space:
– Small Silver Reindeer – Target
– Mirror Trees – Target
– Sheep Skin Rug – IKEA
– Green Trees – IKEA
– Canvas Bag With Stag – TJ MAXX
– Snowflake Pillow – Target
– White Studded Pillow – TJ MAXX
– White Throw Blanket – IKEA
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