Where we come, getting together and decorating the mantel of your fireplace is a family tradition. People usually use a combination of things they’ve bought and found and thing they’ve actually made themselves in order to build a pretty holiday scene and aesthetic in the centre of their main social room, setting the atmosphere and making things seem very merry indeed. That’s why, around this time of year, we’re always on the lookout for tutorials and inspiration that will help us make, gather, and set up a mantel that really makes us feel the holiday spirit!
Are you feeling just as intrigued as we are, if not more, in the idea of making yourself a beautiful Christmas fireplace display to kick off the holiday season? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Pretty pastel Christmas mantel
Pastel colours might not look like the traditional Christmas set up, but they make us happy so how could we argue with that? If you’re also a fan of the idea of having a pastel Christmas, then we’re pretty sure Serendipity Refined‘s guide to how they created this lovely light and bright mantel might be just the kind of thing you’re looking for right from the outset!
2. Pretty light blue mantel
Have we actually really caught your attention with the idea of incorporating a little bit of pastel colour in your fireplace decor scheme but you can’t help feeling like you’d much rather stick to a rather white and blue aesthetic instead of including pinks and greens as well? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll really appreciate this guide from Remodelacasa that shows you how they used light blue, white, and silver to make a spot that looks very icy indeed.
3. Icy mint and silver mantel
Do you quite enjoy the idea of making a DIY mantel display that’s clearly inspired by the ice outside your cozy home door but you’re just not sure that particular kind of light blue will suit your home, which has quite a number of green tones it might clash with? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how The Sunny Side Up Blog created a beautiful variation on the theme using silver and mint green instead!
4. DIY mantel ornament garland
Perhaps you’re looking for something that’s actually a little more colourful and bright than the ideas you’ve seen so far? In that case, we think you actually just might be the perfect person to give this beautiful glass Christmas ornaments garland that sits very well across the top of a fireplace mantel a try! Learn more about just how simply it can be made on Brit + Co..