Christmas Mantel Ideas

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Christmas | 18 comments

I know…I know what you’re thinking…

…it’s too early to be thinking about Christmas decorations!

But this year I am going to be prepared for December.

I’m not going to be running around like a wild woman…irritated with people who are driving too slow…and frustrated that the store doesn’t have what I’m looking for…and grabbing dinner on the run every night because there is just too much to get done.

Not me.

Not this year.

This year I am going to be sipping hot chocolate with my girls…curling up by a fire watching Christmas movies…making cookies for friends…driving around looking at Christmas lights…and enjoying every minute of this special holiday.

And in order for that to happen. I am going to have to get a head start.

Which means decorating a few spaces a bit earlier than usual.

Sonya from At Home With The Barkers and I have teamed up to bring you some mantel inspiration!

For the next 3 days, we are going to be bringing you the best of the best of Christmas Mantel Ideas!

So here is my mantel all decked out for Christmas.

Make sure to check the end of this post for more Christmas Mantel Ideas!

Natural Christmas Mantel

Christmas Boxwood Wreath

This year I am going with the red and green theme.

Decorating for Christmas with Boxwood

I borrowed my boxwood wreath from my bedroom and added a red and green bow.

Decorating with Apples for Christmas

I added some apples to my juniper trees.

{Fake apples…but the green was just perfect!}

Simple Christmas Mantel

And even though I am starting early with the decorating…

…I still just couldn’t bear to add the stockings yet.

Those will have to wait for December. 🙂

Using apples for Christmas Decorations

Decorating a Christmas Mantel

Life to the full!


Christmas Mantel Tour

Day 1:

At Home With the Barkers

On Sutton Place

All Things Heart and Home

Stone Gable

The Woodgrain Cottage


Day 2:

Cherished Bliss

Domestically Speaking

Lilacs and Longhorns

Two Thirty Five Designs

The Happier Homemaker

My Soulful Home

Day 3:

Top This Top That

Refresh Restyle

Town and Country Living

Setting for Four

At the Picket Fence

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  1. LOVE it all Melissa! I used that gorgeous green ribbon last year!! The apples are a great touch. I have to say, I almost left out my stockings too because it felt too soon but it just felt better with them there. I’m glad to say my Christmas season will be filled lots of hot chocolate too. Thanks for hosting this tour with me ~Sonya

  2. Loving your green and red mantel this year Melissa. Pretty.

  3. Your gingham ribbon is the perfect touch to your mantel…and the apples! Thank you for hosting another great tour. I appreciate it…happy holidays!

  4. This is beautiful! That wreath… SWOON! : ) PInning!

  5. Red and green are my favorite Christmas colors! Love the apple touch. Sweet!

  6. Love it!!! Enjoy those sweet moments with your fam!!!

  7. Oh I love it, using the apples is such a perfect idea.

  8. So beautiful! I love the bright green apples and boxwood wreath! Lovely! 🙂

  9. So very pretty! I love your boxwood wreath!


  10. Melissa it all looks so beautiful! I absolutely love the apples and the boxwood wreath is gorgeous. Well done girl!

  11. Beautiful Melissa – but everything you touch seems to delight me! I must see if I can buy a boxwood wreath – I guess there is so much you can do with it moving it around your home to enjoy! Thank you.

  12. Love the wood accents and natural feel with the green. So pretty! For the first time in a long time, I am looking forward to the holiday season and beginning new traditions for my sweet girl and I. I am putting up early this year too. Hot chocolate, season of lights, and a gingerbread house class at our local shop. Cheers!

  13. Boxwood and green apples will fit right into my color scheme for this Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  14. Beautiful, I love red and green for Christmas! I’m excited about all the awesome mantels!

  15. Oh my goodness! That framed rustic wood is fantastic! And the color of those apples and boxwoods is just perfect! Wonderful mantle my friend ox

  16. Beautiful… love the apples and the apple green! Pinned!!

  17. So, so pretty! I love the juniper trees and that star. I also love what you did with the frame. Very clever! Thanks so much for inviting me to join the Mantel tour!

  18. Your mantel looks beautiful!! LOVE LOVE the frame with the pallet backing!


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