Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

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After much tweaking, our Christmas mantel is finally done. Well, you know, for now. icon smile Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

mantle up close Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

It’s all white and neutral and pretty! The rag wreath tutorial is on Steven & Chris’ website here.

trees Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

I used spray snow for the first time…and I’ve got to say that stuff is FUN!!!

paper trees Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

And I made some “vintage” paper trees, a la Keeping Up With The Times. But I used dollar store dictionary pages, cardboard cones and a glue stick. Then I just slipped the cones over top of the pillar candles! Easy-peasy!

whole living room with winter mantle Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

I moved our love banner out from our bedroom and filled three vases with epsom salts (to mimic snow), then I put some tea lights on top.

more mantle up close Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

Here are a few other little snippets of Christmas decorating at our house this year…

embellished joy canvas Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

Embellished Joy Canvas tutorial here.

joy canvases on the wall1 Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

Fabric Canvases for Christmas tutorial here.

banner 2 Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

Glittered Pinwheel Joy Banner tutorial here.

whole tree and dresser Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

sheet music ball ornaments up close Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

Vintage Sheet Music Ball Ornaments tutorial here.

candle tray1 Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

table 21 Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

chair in corner of our room1 Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

The pretty little number above is from Dolled Up Living…I’ll share more about it next week.

our room christmas 2011 Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

You’ll notice the love banner is back up over our bed…I put a different one in the living room. icon smile Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts And some traditional Christmas colour is injected by the happy quilt at the end of our bed.

aka design kitchen east wall Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

aka design kitchen sw corner Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

aka design kitchen north wall Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

Even the kitchen got a little greenery with some boughs on the cupboard tops, some little poinsettas and sparkly ornaments in a jar.

tree1 Christmas Mantel, Home Tour & Links To Our Christmas Crafts

And finally the Christmas tree. It’s decorating with spray painted white barn stars (they used to be rust coloured), rusty jingle bells, prim ornaments leftover from our country decorating days, some newer aqua, white and silver ornaments for bling and some burlap garland I picked up at Michael’s. The tree skirt is a cheapo dollar store skirt draped with a length of outdoor (hedge-wrap) burlap that I picked up at Canadian Tire super cheap.

What do you think? Have you decorated your mantel yet? Your tree? How is the rest of your decorating shaping up?

P.S. Ha! Would you believe this writer just figured out the difference between mantle and mantel!! So sorry folks, I feel kind of silly!

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    • aka design says

      Chrissy you are so sweet! It amazes me how many times we’ve already changed the mantle – and we only built it in September/October!

  1. says

    Oh this is STUNNING! You and your hubby and so incredibly talented. It’s crazy beautiful. I would love to have a mantle to decorate, but sadly I don’t. So I set up a linear display on a dining table…it’s not the same, but kinda fun!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

  2. says

    Your mantel looks very pretty, love all the Decor. I’m finally getting around to Christmas decor this year! I have so much to do this weekend can’t wait to get started :)

  3. Erin says

    Love, love, love it! Our house is slowly coming together too! I am currently looking at the PERFECT live Christmas tree just begging to be decorated (after naptime)! Have some very similar candlesticks on my mantel, so I’ll have to try those paper trees too. What is on the other trees (other than the faux snow)-or did they come that way? I love how thorough you are with your info and pictures–too many sites and shows leave me wanting more!

    • aka design says

      Thank you for the feedback! It is just really thick spray snow. It sort of snows on the mantle if the trees get bumped!!

  4. says

    SOOOO wonderful! You’ve done a truly fabulous job on your home…for Christmas….and every other detail, too. All of the script/music note pieces/rustic elements (like that headboard) are my favorites.

    Oh, and the snazzy red quilt that infuses a PING of vibrancy on the bed!

    Pretty much everything I love!

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Hugs,
    Lana

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