A Festive Christmas Mantel

Woohoo the Christmas mantel is done!! I’m pretty much done decorating the house now for Christmas so that’s nice. I was done early this year. Now I just need to finish my shopping! Oh and the weather seriously needs to get cooler. It’s like 75 and 80 degrees again! Anywho, let’s just get right to the mantel.

Ack it’s so bright and red and cheery and it makes me happy. You probably recognize the red rose wreath from last year’s Christmas mantel that I bought at Target (because I was on my death bed in the first trimester, remember? Ugh.) so I wanted to use it again and get my money’s worth. Haha. The mirror I had from this years’s Fall mantel, and those poinsettia balls are also from Target last year.

Okay, so I said this year I was not going to buy any new Christmas decor because I have TONS and bags of brand new stuff out in the garage in bins that I forgot I had. But….then I went to um, Target the other day. It’s a curse.  So yes I ended up buying that cable knit star and cable knit tree. And the miniature knit stockings for $3 and $4. I couldn’t resist them. They are PRECIOUS. I only put up 4 for the kids.

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Christmas Stocking

You know you’d buy them too. :)

I kept up the gold bead garland from the Fall mantel and just embellished it more with my easy glitter leaves, and an ornament on top.

Glitter Leaves

I just filled up two big glass vases that I already had with ornaments. Easy peasy.

Christmas Decorating

I’ll just show you more pics.

Christmas Decor

Christmas Garland

Christmas Centerpiece

Christmas Centerpiece

That dough bowl sure comes in handy. Everyone needs a dough bowl for everything other than dough. :)

Christmas Mantel

christmas mantel

And that’s about it! I seriously need about 5 mantels in our house so I can do different looks. I love so many different types and themes. :)

And for anyone wondering about how I hung up the red wreath over the mirror, I just used ribbon and attached it through one of the mirrored holes so it’s very secure. I tried hot glue at first, and that was a fail.

So what do you think? Have you decorated your mantel or home yet for Christmas? I have more to show you soon! :) I’ll be sharing this post at The Lettered Cottage’s mantel party on Tuesday.

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  1. Your mantel is gorgeous! I LOVE the cable knit decor — I have seen that at Target and have tried my best to resist. ;-) Your glitter leaves look beautiful on your mantel, too.

  2. Love your mantel pictures! So pretty!!!

  3. SammaMichelle says:

    I’m 100% in full agreement about the dough bowl! It gets new contents every month but never dough. :-). Love the mantle it’s bright and cheery and fun!

  4. It looks gorgeous!! I love those miniature knit stockings!! Too cute!!

  5. Carrie Roberts says:

    Soooo beautiful and cheery! Enjoy!

  6. Wow, I’m swooning. Totally gorgeous Emily!!

  7. It’s beautiful! Love the bright Christmas colors! Thanks for sharing!

  8. So festive and fun!

  9. Looks awesome, Emily! I love the classic color palette!!

  10. LOVE it! I have been eying that rose wreath up from Target for what seems like forever! I am in wreath envy! Great idea to get as many uses as possible! Love it!

  11. Love it!! It’s so colorful and festive, I loved the way that the colors coordinate together!! Great job!!

  12. Gorgeous, love the tall vases filled with the bulbs, very pretty arrangement.

    Hugs, Lori m

  13. Gina Aytman says:

    Your mantel is beautiful! I love Target, too! I decorate on Veterans Day, my daughter started the tradition, I know it’s very early to decorate, but we’re always excited! Blessings to you and your sweet family!

  14. I love your mantle! BEAUTIFUL!!! Where did you get the star? Gotta have it!

  15. So pretty!! I love the colors and all the glitter, gorgeous :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  16. I love love the mantel did you make it? I would love one for one of my rooms
    Merry christmas.

  17. LOVE it, so gorgeous!

  18. Love how you incorporated your peppermint wreath into your mirror, so fun and festive!

    Linking up from Holiday Home Link party. :-)

  19. I seriously adore your decor this year! The mantel looks gorgeous. All glittery and sparkly. Just right!! (I hear you on the needing five though) I like too many styles too ;)

  20. What a beautiful holiday arrangement! I especially love the color scheme!

  21. Love the layered wreath and mirror look! That’s a great idea!
    I’m a sucker for the classic red and green, but different shades. Great job! And who can resist Target… for anything! I’ve had those sweater trees in my cart at least twice since they’ve been in the store.

    Stopping by from The Lettered Cottage.

  22. So fun. Cheerful and just right. My boys would love it! Merry Christmas.

  23. Love the mantle! The red wreath is gorgeous and the stockings are so cute!

  24. Love this! So bright and fun.

  25. Your mantel is beautiful!

  26. Absolutley gorgeous!!! Luv it!!

  27. Hot bananas! That is awesome. I really love the bright colors. And your door hanging wreath thang ;) is really fantastic.

  28. So fun! Would love if you came by the mantel party to link up!!
    The party is happening now!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  29. Perfection!!!! LOVE it!!!

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