Looking for Christmas decor ideas? Be sure to check out this red and white Christmas mantel, decorated with wood trees and little gnomes.
You guys. I am going to be honest. I have been feeling a little bit down and generally not quite good enough the last week or so. Just yesterday, I realized I was telling myself that the photos of my house just weren’t Pinterest-worthy enough to be shared online.
I am so lucky to be participating in Krista’s Seasonal Simplicity series this holiday season. This week’s theme forced me to push past the feelings of inadequacy and share something I might otherwise not have put up.
I actually love my holiday decor and I’ve had so much fun checking out all of the other blogger’s posts. I think you will love them too – you’ll find all the links below.
Red and White Christmas Mantel
Red and White Christmas Mantel Wood Trees
My Scandinavian ancestors inspired this year’s Christmas decor, but I could never call it a “Scandinavian Style Mantel.” I clearly love stuff far more than the minimalistic Swedish stock I come from.
The mantel top is layered with beautiful wood trees. I’ve been collecting them for a bit. I’d love to say they’re all European (and many are), but a lot of the trees I picked up at my local Home Goods.
Red and White Christmas Mantel Gnomes
I’ve made several of the gnomes snuggled up in the Christmas tree and last week I shared the EASY, INEXPENSIVE tutorial for the little Christmas gnomes I have used in the garland on my mantel.
Can you believe that these little guys end up costing about $2 a piece?! It seems rare that I am able to hand craft items for less than they can be purchased these days. So grateful to be able to add to my collection without breaking the budget.
The gnomes help to ensure my red and white mantel is a natural extension of my whimsical Scandinavian inspired tree. It’s filled with red and white gnomes, mushrooms and pinecones.
Red and White Christmas Mantel Sleigh Ride Sign
I didn’t have quite enough trees to cover the mantel and didn’t want to clutter it up with random bits (though I have bins and bins full). Instead, I made a fun wooden sign.
The stain on the frame echos the natural color of the trees, while the background and text on the sign brings in the red and white color.
Red and White Christmas Mantel Stockings
I found the most beautiful, thick red and white stripped Christmas socks several years ago and I love hanging them up on the mantel each year.
This year I’ve attached them to the cement mantel with some small 3M hooks. When I fill them with goodies, they’re always too heavy to hang, so they will be moved under the Christmas tree then.
I am so happy with how my red and white Christmas mantel turned out. I can’t wait to share more details from my decor, as well as a whole home tour in a little over a week!
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