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Christmas Mantel Ideas

Christmas Mantel Idea

It’s November, time to start thinking about that Christmas mantel! I’ve joined a talented group of awesome decorators to share beautiful ideas to get your wheels turning! So untangle the lights, dig out the tinsel and let’s get started!

Plaid Christmas Mantel

All the Christmas decor for the mantel was inspired by the banner that I purchased at Target from the $1 section, I wish I could say that it was $1, it was actually $3.

One thing lead to another and the plaid theme was born!

I’m not the only one sharing a mantel idea,  thanks to Sonya –  At Home With The Barkers and Melissa – Daisy Mae Belle for organizing a talented group of bloggers mantel tour!

Christmas Mantle Tour lots of bloggers awesome mantels


Christmas Mantel Banner from Target $1 areaThe plaid goes great with the rustic stone fireplace.

Christmas Mantel Plaid Stockings

The stockings are from Hobby Lobby.

Christmas Mantel Antique Sled

I’m using my antique wooden sleigh, as soon as I purchase gifts and put up the tree it will be holding presents.

Christmas Mantel Chalkboard Wrapping paper

Chalkboard this and that ideas are everywhere, so I jumped on the chalkboard wrapping paper train!  I saw some at Walmart the other day or Black Chalkboard Kraft Gift Wrap Flat Sheet 24″ X 6′ – Holiday Gift Wrapping Paper this is my Amazon affiliate link.

Christmas Mantel Plaids

I wish I could find some real birch logs, but these candle holders from Hobby Lobby were a great stand in. They look like they’re going to burn the stocking, but they are really in front of it.

We’re going to add gas logs soon but for now I placed white candles on a ceramic tray to create a little glow.

Christmas Mantel


What inspires you when you’re decorating your mantel? Me, a $3 banner 😉

I hope you will visit the mantels of my friends:


At Home with The Barkers

Daisy Mae Belle

All Things Heart and Home

The Wood Grain Cottage

Stone Gable

On Sutton Place


Cherished Bliss

Domestically Speaking

Lilacs and Longhorns

Two Thirty Five Designs

The Happier Homemaker

My Soulful Home


Top this Top That

Refresh Restyle ME 🙂

Town and Country Living

Setting for Four

At the Picket Fence


  1. Love a $3 inspiration! That 3 bucks went a long way. I love the plaid & the cozy feel. Well done Debbie!

  2. Just beautiful!!! I love the cozy cabin feel. Makes me want to curl up by the fire with hot chocolate! ~Chrsity

  3. It’s absolutely stunning, Debbie. I don’t have a mantel but I pretend like my piano is one 🙂 Decorating that space is not my strong suit but I’m learning. Sharing your post today!

  4. Ooo, I LOVE it! It feels like a cabin in the mountains… rustic, cozy, festive. Gotta get me some of that chalkboard wrapping paper. 🙂
    xo Heidi

  5. Love a classic plaid and your mantel is rockin’ it! So beautiful… Pinned! So happy to be on tour with you.

  6. Love the rock that’s used in your fireplace! Your Christmas banner is adorable, along with everything else!

  7. Debbie, out of all the mantels, yours is my very favorite!!!! LOVE IT!

  8. Beautiful! I love the contrast of the plaid against your stone fireplace. I also like how you are using candles until you get gas logs. They must look so pretty at night!

  9. Debbie, one of my FAVORITE mantles yet! Such a happy happy focal point! Love it xo

  10. looks awesome! you know i love those mexican blankets, and mix in some plaid- perfection!

  11. Debbie this is just so amazing! It feels like it belongs in a mountain chalet and I just want to cozy right up to that gorgeous fireplace. You perfectly captured the warmth of the season!

  12. Cannot tell you how much I love this Debbie!!!!….I pinned away!

  13. Your mantel is absolutely stunning Debbie! I love the plaid SO much!

  14. Your mantel and fireplace look amazing! Love that cute $3 banner from Target. Gotta love good ol’ Tar-jay! 🙂 So happy to be touring with you!

  15. I love your plaid and your fabulous trees, what a gorgeous vignette.

  16. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this rustic plaid mantel Debbie! It’s SO warm and cozy it just makes me want to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fire!

  17. How in the world did I miss that banner at Target?! This mantel is just adorable! Love the red and black theme! And that sled…well let me just say if you lived closer…it might turn up missing! 🙂 Merry Christmas! Melissa

  18. LOVE the plaid Debbie!! So beautiful, cozy and inviting! I have an antique sleigh like that too! Pinning!!

  19. Your Christmas mantel is absolutely gorgeous! I love the plaid…it’s such a great classic! Have a great day.

  20. how stinkin pretty in plaid is your mantel. love it. i have those same candle holders from HB. hope you are enjoying your new home.

  21. I love plaid, it’s so classic! Your mantel looks gorgeous and I think even for $3 that banner is perfect inspiration! Thanks for joining is and sharing your awesome mantel. ~Sonya

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