Welcome to our 5th week of DYSS’s 6 Weeks of Holiday DIY! – Holiday Mantels!

These ideas will work for a traditional fireplace mantel or any table top display space for holiday decorating, so don’t feel limited if you don’t even have a mantel in your home! If you have missed week 1-4, here they are so you can catch up!

6 Weeks of Holiday DIY : Week 1 – DIY Stocking Hangers

6 Weeks of Holiday DIY : Week 2 – DIY Christmas Stockings

6 Weeks of Holiday DIY : Week 3 – DIY Christmas Ornaments

6 Weeks of Holiday DIY : Week 4 – Creative Christmas Lights

Watch for week 6, DIY Handmade Holiday Gifts!

Our feature Christmas mantel below, is from Rachel at ‘R & R Workshop‘… this is her whimsical Christmas mantel… I LOVE the toys, and the child like wonder she created with this mantel display…

Holiday Mantel Ideas


From ‘BHG’, this mantel shows us that you don’t have to use pine or fir to create a wonderland of greenery… Any green material that is local to you can be used to create holiday spirit…



From ‘House to Home‘, this classic Christmas mantel is simple and easy… snowflakes, lettering, fray lights and a touch of greens…



This twinkle light canvas from Liz at ‘Love Grows Wild’, is an easy DIY project that can be the focal point of your whole holiday decorating scheme!



This Christmas mantel is full of easy ideas from Jessica at ‘Four Generations, One Roof‘… This post has tons of holiday ideas from her holiday home tour, and definitely worth checking out her whole home!



Here is Jessica’s tabletop decor, perfect to be adapted to a mantel or used anywhere you need some good ideas!



Marie at ‘Blooming Homestead‘ has a Christmas mantel worthy of a design store… So pretty and I love the mix of metallics… Her post also leads to a Christmas blog hop, with links to lots of other great bloggers holiday ideas!



This comfort and joy mantel by ‘LandeeLu” is elegant, simple and eye catching. My fav part? She took a can of gold spray paint and had some fun with it, LOVE the gold painted light strings! Lot’s of photos!



I originally found this advent calendar mantel on ‘BHG’, from Laura at “Finding Home’… she is obviously one of their fav bloggers too! Love the idea of making this from an old window, lot’s of inspirational photos…



Kristen at ‘Yellow Bliss Road’ (Super busy lady, check out her bio!) has this rustic glam Christmas look down! Lot’s of great photos of her whole room, and a couple great DIY projects to boot…



Kelly at ‘Lilly Pad Cottage’ has a rustic Christmas mantel that is centered around this very cool up cycled wood sign wishing us all the best things about Christmas! Aside from the very charming mantel decorating, I love the glass tile fireplace!

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We have one more for you… have you ever paid Becca at ‘Adventures in Decorating‘ a visit? High time you did, my friends, this is one talented lady! Her 2014 Christmas mantel is straight out of a Christmas fairy tale! So many great ideas here, love her beautiful home!

Holiday Mantel Ideas

Remember to check back for week  6… Happy Christmas Decorating!


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Image Credits: House to Home, R & R Workshop, BHG, Love Grows Wild, Four Generations, One Roof, Blooming Homestead, LandeeLu, Finding Home, Yellow Bliss Road, LilyPad Cottage, Adventures in Decorating



  1. Becca January 4, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Thank you so very much for including our Christmas “fairy tale” mantel in our new home! I sincerely appreciate it. Happy New Year!

    1. Kathy Woodard January 22, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Thanks for the holiday inspiration Becca!


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