3 Ways to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel for Christmas

We dressed a fireplace in three distinct styles — rustic, glam and traditional — and we didn't spend a lot of time or money doing it. Pick your favorite, download the instructions and get the look you love.

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer 2014

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer 2014

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer 2014

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer 2014

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer 2014

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer 2014

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer 2014

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer ©ten22 studio

Rustic Elegance

Earth tones and natural elements make for a sweet and relaxing setting. The casual look harkens back to a simpler time when the holidays weren’t quite so overwhelming. Get the same look by combining natural textures like burlap, wood and evergreens. To top it off, hang a banner in front of the fireplace or over a window. Get the instructions and template for the banner >>

Rustic Elegance

The bay leaf garland was crafted from brown paper bags, paint and wire. This is great project to get the kids involved, they can help paint the bags and cut out the leaves. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Rustic Elegance

A reindeer stencil, some paint and a few pieces of reclaimed lumber were all that was needed to make to this mantel’s focal point. Download the template and instructions >>

Warm and Traditional

Deck the halls in deep red for a classy and joyful look. Combine crushed velvets, rich patterns and deep crimson colors to create a timeless look that you’ll enjoy for years to come. Start with a base of pinecone garland to add texture and a bit of earthiness then sprinkle in some shiny red ornaments. Get the step-by-step instructions to make pinecone garland >>

Warm and Traditional

Plaid fabric, an artist canvas and some decoupage glue were all that was needed to make the mantel’s focal point. Download the template and instructions >>

Warm and Traditional

Add a touch of whimsy to your decor with this fun banner. Download the template and instructions >> 

Glittery and Glamorous

Employ shimmery metallics and silky fabrics to make the holidays sparkle and shine. A monochromatic color scheme helps emphasize the glitz but still keeps the look sophisticated and stylish. A banner with a positive message is sure to invoke a smile to all that enter the room. Download the template and instructions >>

Glittery and Glamorous

Honeycomb paper ornaments are covered in glitter and strung together to create garland that supplies texture and tinsel to the mantel. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Glittery and Glamorous

Foam board, silver glitter and some decoupage glue were all that was needed to make the mantel’s focal point. Download the template and instructions >>

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