14 Holiday Mantel Decor Trends We’re Seeing This Year
The holiday countdown has begun: Trees are trimmed, (some) gifts are wrapped, and doors are decked with DIY wreaths. Now it’s time to show that hearth a little love since it has kept you cozy on all those cold Netflix-filled nights. So put away that Elf on a Shelf, ’cause we have more than enough ideas to keep your holiday decor bright and fresh with these 14 holiday mantel DIYs.
DIY Yarn Christmas Trees: Get a colorful forest without having to buy a million bottle brush trees. (via A Beautiful Mess)
DIY California Snow Globes: Dust off the mantel and find a place for these kitschy cute scenes. (via Club Crafted)
DIY Vintage Car Marquee: Don't even think about it, just do it. Buy the plywood, paint it, and add the lights for instant cool. (via A Beautiful Mess)
DIY Mud Cloth Menorah: Let your winter traditions light the way with a global menorah. Make a dreidel while you're at it! (via Brit + Co)
DIY Paper Poinsettia Flowers: These are just as lovely as the real ones, and they're not likely to poison your cats, either. (via The House That Lars Built)
DIY Bauble Garland: All of those store-bought garlands are lovely, but there's something to be said about making one that fits your decor scheme perfectly. (via Sugar & Cloth)
DIY Bottle Brush Advent Calendar: Make a statement this season with a delicate and colorful countdown scene. The mini deer are a total *must*. (via We Are Scout)
DIY Friendly Ornament Garland: Take your cutesy decor to the next level with ornaments that wave back at you. (via Handmade Charlotte)
DIY Mini Ski Slope: No one does a whole Christmas village anymore. It's all about the vignette! This ski slope in a tin is how you anchor yours. (via Brit + Co)
DIY Felt Ornament Advent Calendar: Count down the days until Christmas with this eclectic and woodland-inspired decor piece. (via PMQ for two)
DIY Christmas Village Cloche: Admire the soft light of a glowing winter skyline without ever having to look out your window. (via Craftberry Bush)
DIY Birch Wood Candle Holders: Merge your love of color and nature with these color-blocked stumps. You can switch out the bottle brush with metallic accents to make them work year round too. (via A Kailo Chic Life)
DIY Mini Tree Wreath: Hang a wreath above your shelf, mantel, and bookcase to really draw the eye upward all around the house. (via Design Improvised)
Light-Up Marquee: Don't let the tree have all the fun. Add this marquee to your mantel and you'll have everything feeling merry and bright with a glittery glow in no time. (via A Beautiful Mess)
How gorgeous are these mantels? Check out even more holiday decor inspo on Pinterest.
Grace is an LA-based freelance writer, documenting her everyday life via her Instagram. She's a fan of spontaneity, individual style, all things Harry Potter, cuddling with her two dogs, and exploring new places. More about Grace can be found on her blog, Girl Meets World.