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Decorating your Mantle for Winter

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After sharing my Winter Decorations last week, I had a comment from a reader about how I decorate and not make it jumbled looking. So, I thought I would share with you my tips for decorating your mantle.

These decorating tips are not only good for your mantle, but can also be used to decorate a shelf, entertainment center and any other surface that you need to add a special touch to.

I have combined the pictures into a collage to shorten the post some.

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  1. Begin by adding a warm, wool or flannel piece of material and then add a large item, such as skates (purchased at Goodwill for about $2) to one end of your mantle
  2. Add another large item, like the snowman, on the other end. It’s good to have a large item at either end to give balance
  3. Then I added the mittens, I tied a ribbon to each mitten to attach them together
  4. And then I simply pin them onto the fabric to secure them

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  1. Next add in more snowmen, not quite as large as the one on the end
  2. And add a warm flannel scarf and bright colored hat
  3. I tucked in a medium size snowman near the skates
  4. And placed a medium size snowman at the other end

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  1. After adding another snowman, I added a large snowball shaped candle in the middle of the mantle
  2. I added in several small snowball shaped candles. I bought these many years ago, I’m sorry I don’t remember where I bought them, but you could easily use any white candle.
  3. Add in some small snowmen, the one on the left is a snowglobe. I like mixing different textures.
  4. Then I added in some snowflakes, that I bought at the Dollar Store.

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  1. I tucked in a snowflake by the hat and scarf
  2. Added some clear beads for a little shimmer
  3. Beads draped in the middle over the large snowball candle
  4. And at the other end

The Finished Winter Mantle

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This post linked to:

~Mantle Party hosted by The Stories of A to Z

~DIY Day hosted by A Soft Place to Land

~Winter Linky hosted by The Inspired Room

~Frugal Fridays hosted by Life As Mom

~Friday Show and Tell hosted by My Romantic Home

~DIY hosted by Funky Junk Interiors

~Creative Cats hosted by Poppies at Play

~Frugalicious Friday hosted by Finding Fabulous


  1. says

    Hi Liz…

    What an adorable winter mantel! I just love snowmen so your pretty mantel really caught my attention! I love that you used a woolen scarf for the mantel…what a great idea…and adding the little mittens are just too cute! Beautiful, my friend!!! How very thoughtful of you to give us all the “how to’s” as well!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful, fun & festive, winter mantel with us today!!!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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