Christmas Fireplace Mantel

Christmas Fireplace Mantel: Colourful pastel with a boho vibe, this Anthropologie inspired mantel is so much fun!
Christmas Fireplace Mantel: Colourful pastel with a boho vibe, this Anthropologie inspired mantel is so much fun!

This year’s Christmas fireplace 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 with all the pretty pastels!  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?

paper mâché deer head with yarn wrapped antlers for Christmas

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.

Christmas fireplace mantel


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.

faux deer head over Christmas fireplace mantel

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.

pastel Christmas fireplace mantel

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.

bottle brush Christmas trees and mercury glass tree

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.

colourful pastel table top Christmas trees on a mantel


We also added a few pretty knit stockings.  I love the texture they add to the mantel.

Christmas fireplace 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.

colourful pastel Christmas Mante

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.

More Inspiration

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.

The Happy Housie // Cherished Bliss // The Handmade Home
Modern Glam // Craftberry Bush

House by Hoff // Rambling Renovators // Rooms FOR Rent
Jenna Kate at Home // Just a Girl and Her Blog

The Turquoise Home // Sincerely, Marie Designs // Grace In My Space
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia // Zevy Joy

Lolly Jane // Tatertots and Jello // She Gave it a Go
Jamie Costiglio //Southern State of Mind

Place of My Taste // Summer Adams Designs // Life is a Party
We Are The Joneses // Kim Power Style

The DIY Mommy // Two Twenty One // My 100 Year Old Home
This is Our Bliss // Taryn Whiteaker Designs

Amber Tysl // Styled With Lace // Happy Happy Nester
Clean and Scentsible // My Sweet Savannah // So Much Better With Age

You might also enjoy our Christmas Living Room Tour here.

Colourful Christmas Family Room: Inspired by Anthropologie, with bottle brush Christmas trees, mercury glass, vintage ornaments, macrame, & pastel colours.

Also check out our Boho Christmas Tour here.

Boho Christmas Decor: decorated for Christmas with black and whtie boho including lots of texture, tassels, pom poms, brass, wood, and twinkle lights.

You might also like our Christmas Mantel.

Christmas Mantel: beautiful paper honeycomb ornaments, balls, and Christmas tree decorations, combined with eucalyptus garland and twinkle lights.



  1. That deer head is so cute! I love all the colour starting with that garland and all the trees. So many fun things came together nicely. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

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