Decorating Your Christmas Mantel

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If you haven’t noticed already, decorating a mantel has to be one of my favorite decorations for the holiday decor. ¬†And as most of you know, Christmas happens to be my favorite holiday, not for the presents, but for the decorations and enjoying them with friends and family.

Christmas must haves for the mantel include:

  • garland
  • lights
  • nutcrackers
  • stockings

I personally like white lights for Christmas, it keeps things classy and cozy. Some like colored lights and thats okay too. This year we went for a traditional Christmas theme. Reds, Golds, Silver, and Bronze. Added some burlap to give it a country feel.

Other things you may want to include on your mantel ~ Christmas plates displayed, Christmas villages, Christmas Wreath, Christmas Candles, Pine cones and  Christmas Bulbs.

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Close up of this years mantel. {{ How cozy does that look? }}

It’s always nice to tie in your decor some how, we got matching stockings, tree skirt, and bows.
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Another thing you could add to either your mantel or Christmas decor is subway art. You can find many free printables by searching on pinterest. Here is the one I found
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Lastly, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the Mistletoe
I also found this cute pic on pinterest and framed it above ours
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