A Whimsical Christmas Mantel

Hello my sweet friends!

I am excited to share my Christmas mantel with you today.  It’s a pretty simple design, really, but there were many versions, some sweat, a few tears, and maybe even a little blood shed before I was done.

As usual, I started with my plain base decor.  I love having this base that I can tweak easily with the seasons, or on a whim.

 

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We visit a nearby Christmas tree farm every year, the girls choose a tree, and the boys cut it down.  It’s tradition.  ;)  I am enamored with the “red truck/car with the tree on top” ornaments that I see in stores, so I decided on that theme for our mantel.

I bought one ornament for $5, a roll of gift wrap for $7, and a small gift bag for $3; and added a free printable from Craftberry Bush.

Here’s what I came up with.

 

Christmas Mantel 2015

 

The striped board was covered in “truck with tree” gift wrap with a wreath layered on top.

 

Christmas Mantel 7

 

I put the ornament in a jar and added some epsom salt “snow.”

 

Christmas Mantel 6

 

The book titles don’t really fit the theme, but the colors are right.  ;)

 

Christmas Mantel 3

 

 

The print is displayed on the cutting board clipboard

 

Christmas Mantel 2

 

And the gift bag got a little stuffing so she’d stand up straight.

 

Christmas Mantel 5

 

I added some touches of plaid, and polka dots.  No stripes this year, wow.  :)

Check out the scrap fabric no sew stocking garland over at RoadKill Rescue.

 

Christmas Mantel 2015

 

Thank you so much for visiting Reinvented!  If you love my mantel, put a pin in it!

 

Whimsical Christmas Mantel from Reinvented

 

Want to see how my mantel base decor transitions for all of the seasons?  Check out these posts!

Winter Mantel

Spring Mantel 

4th of July Mantel

Late Summer Mantel

Fall Mantel

 

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7 thoughts on “A Whimsical Christmas Mantel

  1. I really love it! I like your tradition about cutting the tree, I think I’ll have to do that when a) I have more children and b) I can get a REAL tree (fake one out here in Japan…sad). My favorite is the wreath over the present & the stocking garland!

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