Christmas is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to get your home ready for the holidays! One of the best ways to do that is by decorating your mantel. If you’re looking for some inspiration, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve gathered 30+ of the best Christmas mantel decor ideas. So whether you’re checking out classic decorations or something a little more unique, you’re sure to find something here that will suit your needs.
Here are the decor ideas I’ve found:
Dyed Bottle Brush Trees
Source: Dalla Vita
For a colorful touch on your mantel, bleach some bottle brushes then color them by using RIT Dye. It’s a fun and easy way to add some extra flair to your holiday décor.
Stocking Hanger Box
Source: Crafting Chicks
A do-it-yourself version of Home Depot’s DIH Stocking Holder Box. This is a great way to display all your family’s Christmas stockings without putting any holes in your mantel.
Colorful Wood Veneer Garland
Source: A Kailo Chic Life
Use wood veneer adhesive sheets and colorful cardstock to make this pretty colorful wood veneer garland for your Christmas mantel.
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Sparkling Star Decor
Source: Sustain My Craft Habit
Made from wine corks, this free-standing star decor is a fun and sustainable way to decorate your mantel for the holidays.
Scrap Wood Christmas Trees
Source: Love & Renovations
Scrap wood Christmas trees are a great way to add some rustic and traditional flair to your mantel décor for the holidays.
Source: East and Lane
Add some texture and interest to your Christmas mantel with this burlap bunting that you can easily make at home.
Source: Lovely Indeed
Creating a simple garland made from ornaments is a great way to add some sparkle and color to your mantel décor.
Vintage Car Art
Source: A Beautiful Mess
What’s cool about this DIY Vintage Car Art is that it has a Christmas tree marquee that sits on top of the car.
Source: Dans Le Lakehouse
Displaying cascading ornaments above your mantel gives off an expensive and exquisite vibe to your living room during the holidays.
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Dyed Wooden Bead Garland
Source: Dream Green DIY
Place a long dyed wooden bead garland on your mantle to finish the look of your mantel. You can use any colors you want to complement the rest of your holiday decorations.
Felt Holly Leaf Garland
Source: Nourish & Nestle
I’m actually surprised at how this looks. The garland is made out of felt and looks adorably cartoonish to display on your mantel.
String Art Stocking Holders
Source: The Turquoise Home
Interested in creating your first string art piece? These string art stocking holders are a great way to add some personalization and holiday cheer to your mantel.
13 Wooden Christmas Stockings
Source: My Creative Days
If you’re looking for a more rustic-looking Christmas mantel, then try making these wooden stockings that you can hang on your mantel.
Source: Crazy Life With Littles
Personalize your stockings with cute wooden stocking tags. These might look store brought but you can actually make them yourself.
Gold Pom Pom Garland
Source: A Beautiful Mess
Bring some glam to your mantel decor with this gold pom garland. If you’re familiar with making a pom pom garland then this would be easy for you to do.
Source: The Crafted Sparrow
Frame some wooden snowflake ornaments you’ve brought to make this beautiful art piece that you can place on your mantel.
Source: Finding Home Farms
For a more farmhouse look, make this chalkboard sign that you can place on your mantel. You can customize the message to fit your holiday decor theme.
Source: The DIY Mommy
Can you believe that this tassel garland is made from thrifted yarn? The result is a simple decor that you can hang on your garland
Pampas Grass Christmas Wreath
Source: Harlow & Thistle
Pampas Grass can actually become this elegant-looking Christmas Wreath that can be hung on top of your mantel.
Snow Globe Cloches
Source: So Much Better With Age
Feeling a little bit extra? These fabulous Snow Globe Cloches can be the highlight of your mantel for the holidays.
Source: Northern Feeling
Want something plain and simple? Check out these framed glass holiday floating signs that you can casually put on your mantel.
Source: Francois et Moi
It’s amazing how an asymmetrical garland is a great way to add some greenery and texture to your mantel without going over the top.
Source: Liz Marie
Put some color and warmth to your mantel for the holidays with this orange garland. Have I told you that this is literally made out of oranges?
Source: Sugar Maple Notes
Plaid patterns are such a staple print during the holiday season. This plaid sign is a great way to add some holiday style to your mantel.
DIY Slipovercover Stockings
Source: Room For Tuesday
Stockings that are hung on the mantel don’t always have to be in green or red. It’s always fun to mix up the patterns or colors of the stockings.
Related Post: Best DIY Christmas Stockings
Merry Christmas Sign Garland
Source: The Merry Thought
For minimalist lovers, this Merry Christmas Sign Garland is quick and easy to make for your holiday mantel decoration.
Wooden Lighted Trees
Source: Home Made By Carmona
Brighten up your mantel by adding some wooden lighted trees that are made from plywood and wood plank.
Scandinavian Christmas Village Mantel
Source: Lia Griffith
Who doesn’t love a gold old-fashioned Christmas village? This is a minimalist take on one of the most beloved Christmas decorations.
Source: The Turquoise Home
If you want to go for a more natural yet unique look, try this magnolia wreath that’s made of gorgeous magnolia leaves.
Source: French Country Cottage
Another natural element you can add to your mantel is this eucalyptus garland. This would go great with a more farmhouse or country-themed home.
Source: Inspired by Charm
If you have some big old antlers lying around, put them to good use by adding them to your holiday mantel decor.
Little Red Barn
Source: Creative Ambitions
What makes this mantle so adorable is that there’s a little red barn that sits on top of your mantel. It’s also a great way to incorporate some country charm into your home.
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