I’m sharing three different Christmas mantels today, all decked out with holiday cheer. Whether you’re looking for lux & lavish, or sweet & simple, you’ll like these easy holiday decorating ideas. After all, easy Christmas decorating ideas are always welcome this time of year, yes? I’m kind of excited about the first mantel because it kicks off a new feature on Crafts ‘n Coffee. Over the next week, I’ll post the tutorials to make all of the projects shown in this Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel. Red & white Christmas decorations are my favorite!
These warm and cozy Yarn Topiaries and Felt Wreaths in bright colors are especially appreciated when it’s a winter wonderland outside. These are super easy to make, and don’t you love the string art accents? I think you could make these a family project, and the kids would have a blast stringing the designs onto the wreaths and cones. Designer Dondi Richardson shares the easy tutorials for these projects over at Make It Fun: Crafts.
How about this amazing Rustic-Luxe Holiday Mantel from Amy at Positively Splendid? I had the pleasure of meeting Amy at the 2013 CHA Show, and she is just delightful. I was not surprised that she was one of five bloggers chosen by HGTV and Jo-Ann Stores to participate in a holiday mantel decorating contest. Amy’s mantel won, and it will be featured in this year’s HGTV Holiday House. What an honor!
Amy describes her mantel far better than I can: “Modern, traditional and homespun elements all coalesce in my rustic holiday mantel design, which represents a fresh take on a mainstay of holiday decorating. By juxtaposing numerous textures and mediums, this mantel display imparts a luxe yet masculine feel to holiday décor.” Congratulations on winning the Christmas mantel challenge, Amy.
I hope you’ve found a new idea here that you just have to add to your own holiday decorating plans. Which mantel is your favorite?
I’ll see you tomorrow for the first project in the series Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel.