A Natural and Sophisticated Christmas Mantel
Classic-Meets-Modern Christmas Mantel
Riddled with warm and neutral details, this fireplace mantel design combines a clean Scandinavian aesthetic with rustic textures.
Warm Wood Tones
Simple how-to projects in light wood tones tie the look together, including: bark-covered log candleholders, ready-made birdhouses covered in faux snow, easy-to-build wooden trees and a handmade Kraft-paper garland.
Paper Tassel Garland
A handmade paper tassel garland replaces traditional greenery for this Christmas mantel's decoration.
Natural Woodland Creatures
Throughout the mantel scene, these pre-made woodland creatures lend a natural and whimsical feel.
Handmade wood candleholders holding bright green candles add height and color to the mantel design.
Pre-made wood birdhouses covered in spray-on faux snow resemble woodland cabins on the mantel.
Snowball Tree Topper
The handmade wooden trees are topped with a yarn snowball. Find out how to make these clever alternative Christmas trees in Emily's wooden tree how-to post.
Popular for winter and Christmas decor, birds are the perfect animal to be scattered about as mantel decorations that evoke the outdoors.