A Natural and Sophisticated Christmas Mantel

Emily Fazio's Christmas mantel mixes Scandinavian design with natural touches. Find more of Emily's mantel decorating ideas and how-to projects.

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.

Wood Candleholders

Handmade wood candleholders holding bright green candles add height and color to the mantel design.

Snow-Covered Houses

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.

Bird Motif

Popular for winter and Christmas decor, birds are the perfect animal to be scattered about as mantel decorations that evoke the outdoors.

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