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Magical Christmas Mantel Decorating Tips & Ideas

Updated on March 21, 2011

Christmas is a time of year when a lot of people with fireplaces and mantels decide to take their decorating up a notch. Christmas mantel decorating is easy to do. Every mantel should be decorated for the holiday, as it is a timeless look. To get started with your Christmas mantel decorating simply brainstorm and decide on the look you want to go for. Whether you are into sentimental decor or magical Christmas decor, you cannot go wrong. The only mistake people make in mantel holiday decor is not decorating at all. So, use these tips and plans to get inspiration for your lovely holiday mantel.

Christmas Mantel Pictures

If you love sentimental decor, your mantel is a great place to use photos during the holiday. To make your mantel extra festive, consider decorating it with a garland or a spread first. Then, find old and new pictures of you and your family during past holidays. Frame theme in different types of frames and display them on your mantel. The family will love remembering back to each holiday and you will love your sentimental decor.

Christmas Mantel Villages

Christmas villages were made for places like mantels. A small village works beautifully for Christmas mantel decorating. Simply prep the area by using craft stuffing. Spray the stuffing with clear glitter spray to make it look like twinkling snow and spread it out on your area. Work with it until it looks perfect. Then, simply display your holiday village on the mantel. Your family and guests will be drawn to the village which will be easy for them to see. A mantel is about eye level for most, so they can enjoy your village more than ever before.

Christmas Mantel Candles

For an elegant holiday look, consider decorating your mantel with an abundance of candles. Candles in red, green, burgundy, gold, or silver work wonderfully for the Christmas season. Scented candles are great because they not only look nice, but smell nice too. Spiced scents are particularly lovely during the holiday season. Add a garland or two of a seasonal spread to complete your mantel decor. This easy decorating plan will take you ten minutes or less.

Christmas Mantel Sweets

If you entertain a lot during the holiday, consider setting your mantel up as a sweets nook. If you want to encourage people to hang out by the fireplace, this is the easiest way to do so. People are drawn to food at parties, so placing it on the mantel will give them a reason to huddle around and stay warm together. Make sure you use smaller dishes that fit nicely on your mantel. It is best to use non breakables, so you don't have to worry about a clumsy guest.

You can have a lot of fun with your Christmas mantel decorating ideas. Simply use things that make you happy and things that put you in the holiday spirit. Whether they are sentimental or classic, your decor is sure to be noticed by everyone who visits.


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      sid_candid 7 years ago

      Great Ideas for Christmas decorations.