Christmas Mantel: Colourful and fun with a boho vibe, this Anthropologie inspired mantel is so much fun!
This year’s Christmas mantel is fun and colourful, and inspired by the Anthropologie look I’ve been seeing everywhere.
I’m joining in with 35 other amazing blogging friends as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series. Be sure to check out the end of this post for all the links to all the mantels.
I actually did something very similar to this mantel last year, but it was all in black and white -you can see it here. This year we added a little colour! And I have to say that this mantel feels so cheerful and happy. It’s really making me want to be in this room more than usual. What could be better than decor that makes you want to linger because it’s so joyful?
Deer Head Makeover
I started out with my deer head. It’s a paper mâché piece that I’ve had for years. When I first got it I spray painted it white. Last year I added some yarn to the antlers for a little texture and a little bit of that boho vibe. I loved it.
So this year I swapped out the grey and black I used last year and added some pink, green, and turquoise. And then, just for fun we gave him a pom pom nose as well.
Adding Some Colour
The colours for the deer head were inspired by the felt ball garland. I found it at Homesense, and loved how fun it was. The retro inspired colours really appealed to me.
I layered the felt ball garland with some fringe trim, and this fun “fa la la la la” metal garland. Everything is hung up with some command hooks. I love how easy they are to work with and that they leave no marks when you remove them.
A Forest Of Trees
The colours in the garland inspired me to pick up a few colourful trees, and pull out some that I haven’t used in years. I bought the mercury glass trees years ago and it was nice to pull them out again. I didn’t want the mantel to be too colourful, so I grounded it all with lots of white, and neutrals too.
We also added a few pretty knit stockings. I love the texture they add to the mantel.
DIY Fresh Pine Wreath
And the last element I added was a fresh pine wreath. Adding in some greenery helps to tie in with the Christmas tree, and a wreath around the deer head seemed like a fun way to do it. I used some fresh pine I cut in the forest and just an old wire coat hanger as a free wreath frame. It was a quick and easy project, and adds more texture, and that great smell of fresh pine.
This mantel was really easy to put to together, and I mostly shopped the house for it which is always nice. My only purchases were the felt garland, and some yarn in co-ordinating colours that I also used to make pom poms for the Christmas tree that I’ll be sharing soon. I hope it inspires you to dig out something you’ve had for awhile and maybe use it in a different way.
Welcome to the fourth week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series! Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our Holiday Mantels and a few vignette decorating ideas, to help inspire you for the upcoming holidays. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to the different posts.