Christmas Mantel

Faux Christmas Mantel
I’m joining My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia to show off my Christmas Mantel.
I don’t have a true fireplace mantel, so this is my version on top of my tv cabinet.
As usual I like to decorate with natural element and reuse thing I already have.
The sap buckets I purchased at flea market this summer and they are the perfect size for holding small trees.
The pine cones I used in my Fall decor, and I just recycled them by throwing in a small scrap of ribbon left over from a previous project.
The mini bunting on the mirror was also a left over scrap of material from a summer project.
I made the snowflake garland.  I used vintage sheet music to punch the snowflakes from and glued them to a strand of twine.
The yellow tool box was purchased at a flea market and the blue canning jars were gathered from around the cabin.
I tied a gingham fabric scrap around the candle and called it good.
What do you use to decorate your Christmas Mantel?


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  1. What a lovely vignette on your tv cabinet. I love so many of the same elements and really like how you layered it all and pulled it together. It is fun playing with our stuff, no?

  2. I love, love, love your Red and White ribbon. There is always next Christmas. Picture perfect.

  3. I love love love it, Dawn! The little snowflake garland, adorable, what a cute idea! And my fav…that big star! 🙂

    Take care!

  4. Love the little tree in the sap bucket with snowflakes. So sweet. And the pinecones with the wisp of red ribbon. Just perfect. I use pinecones in my decorating too. The toolbox with canning jars is clever. You set the scene beautifully, looks like a mantel even though it isn’t. Take care.

  5. Looks great Dawn ~ I love your little snowflake garland, so sweet! I love how you reuse things you already have too!!

  6. Something so lovely about simplicity!! I love your decor!
    Also loved your copy cat challenge. One of these days I will play too!

  7. I love it Dawn. The rustic items you’ve collected and displayed are perfect. Love, love, love those sap buckets! Patty

  8. A perfect “mantel” for a cabin. Such a cozy collection of rustic items. The snowflake garland is fun and whimsical.

  9. I love all of your color choices Dawn. That’s one area where I’m severely lacking. I just can’t seem to mix colors right. Your mantle looks so beautiful and festive. Love it!!

  10. I’m so glad you told me about your mantel, I just love that rustic look (and again, that you used what you had). You’re very artistic to make those garlands, every detail of your mantel is perfect. Thanks again for sharing!


  11. This looks fantastic…I really like the two metal buckets with the trees. The gingham is the perfect touch. Your cabin is looking so festive! Great job on everything. Hope you are having a good week…Ann

  12. You are so darn creative! Your mantel looks totally charming with all the natural elements. I adore that tool carrier and the beautiful pop of yellow.
    xo, CAS

  13. I’m practically convulsing over the gingham bunting, Dawn! I love it so much! And I just happened to pick up red gingham a few weeks back at Joann’s…will be making one (or more) of these pronto! 🙂 And I love all the layering and natural materials you’ve used here. The top of my TV armoire isn’t looking particularly Christmasy–I think I’ll take inspiration from you and do some fiddling this weekend. Are those mini trees real?

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