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50+ Absolutely fabulous Christmas mantel decorating ideas

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Welcome the holidays with dazzling fireplace mantel displays that will be sure to impress your family and friends and add festive cheer to your home throughout the Christmas season. The fireplace is the heart of the home during the holiday season, its where we snuggle up and sip cider or hot cocoa, get warm after playing outside in the snow, spend time entertaining guests and even the spot where we set out milk and cookies, awaiting Santa Claus to come down the chimney! So mantel decor is a must for the holiday season and if you are looking for ideas, you came to the right place. Getting started is typically the hardest part, it is where all the magic begins and there are so many ideas that you could literally re-create every year… yes there are people who do this (its possible with DIY or re-arranging and adding a couple of new items…the possibilities are limitless). So have a look at the ideas we have collected for you, full of inspiration to fit various budgets. Be prepared to set your holiday mood with these fresh Christmas mantel decor ideas for your home.

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A merry and bright DIY holiday mantle was created by using silver and gold lettering for the artwork on canvas and then applying Christmas lights through the back of it. The mantle was then decorated with inexpensive holiday ornaments and deep green velvet stockings.

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Another great DIY project for the holiday season! Apply chalkboard paint to a heavy canvas, then you can change out the writing to fit with the seasons.

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If you don’t have a fireplace a clever solution is to create a DIY faux mantel wall hanging comprised of chalkboard paint. This one was designed by Brian Patrick Flynn, but you can also create the same effect by picking up supplies from your local hardware store (drop cloth, drapery hardware and chalkboard paint). You can also just hang a piece of chalkboard that is the size of a fireplace on your wall, up to 48″ x 32″.

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