It’s that time. The annual mantle makeover where I decorate my mantle for the joyous holiday season. If you didn’t remember last year’s mantle Christmas decor, I think we upped our game this year.
I was pleasantly inspired by Chip and Joanna Gaines’ style this year. No shiplap but I did take their inspiration for the cottage/farmhouse look.
This year I wanted to build up on the theme of “waiting”. ‘O Holy Night’ is one of my favorite songs/hymns for the season and there’s a reason why the particular lyrics resonate for all these years.
I bought this from one of those Jerusalem olive tree wood vendors at my church’s craft fair. I had to have the Holy Family on my mantle! I love St. Joseph as well and loved his prominence and protection in this peace. All my miscellaneous decor is from Home Goods.
When creating your mantle, you can get really creative and add little touches of character. The arrows to me symbolized always looking up and this holy season is a perfect reminder of that.
The scroll is literally a kraft roll tube I grabbed from Michaels (and you can find them at Walmart) and I hung it with some twine thread. I am selling these on my etsy shop and they can be used for any time this year! Thanksgiving, Easter and more – even seasons! I love how you can personalize it and make it what you want it to say.
I had made the paper wreath like 10 years ago and still have it till this day ;). It was one of my first real DIY projects I was happy on keeping for many years to come. I got my pillar candle holders from garage sales and the pillar candles randomly from Home Goods, Ross etc. (those type of stores where you can’t go wrong!) and my main center candle is from World Market. The scent of them were perfect – all ranging from pumpkin spice to Christmas cookie. My house smelled so yummy!
The garlands and Christmas trees are from Michaels – took advantage of all those Black Friday weekend sales – literally up to 70% off of everything! Thank you Michaels.
Also, do you spot that random little jar? It’s a souvenir from the Philippines and I wanted something that symbolized my other home a part from Texas.
That’s a wrap on my Christmas mantle! I’m also on the Advent journey and have a mini advent wreath at my kitchen table.
Share with me any holiday decor tips and areas you have done in your home. I’d love to see them!
I wish you a glorious filled Christmas season.
In the light,