Holidays & Seasons,  Home Decor

No Mantel? No Problem.

I’m joining up today with my lovely friend Kendra of Joy In Our Home and 23 other amazing bloggers for the 2nd annual Christmas Festival Blog Hop! If you are stopping by from White Arrows Home, WELCOME! Isn’t Kristin’s mantel festive? Love it!

Not Mantel? No Problem.

This year I also decided to share how to decorate a mantel for the holidays. (Last year for this hop I showed our Holiday Front Porch, which was so fun to put together. )

The only problem is that we don’t have a mantel!

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As much as I would love to have a beautiful and cozy fireplace with a chunky wood mantel to decorate for the holidays, that just isn’t our reality. So what do I do? Improvise, of course.

Christmas Holiday Mantel Decor

Last week, I showed how we created extra storage in our entryway with these hacked Ikea shoe cabinets. This welcoming area right inside our front door is the perfect place to decorate and hang our stockings for Santa.

Stockings Faux Mantel

Stocking Style 1 | Stocking Style 2



I used this DIY stocking hanger that I made several years ago to hang all of our stockings on. We are so happy that we were able to add a 5th stocking the the bunch in 2018!

Stocking Holder Hanger

Chipboard Letters (Similar)

The shelf on top of the shoe cabinet is perfect for decorating with fun holiday tchotchkes.

Christmas Holiday Decor Stockings

These cute wooden nesting houses are one of my favorite decor items to use year round. They fit in perfectly with the little evergreen trees!

Mini Christmas Trees Houses

Nesting Houses | Lantern (Similar) | Small Evergreen |Large Evergreen (Similar)

I love this welcoming little space spruced up like this.

So, if you are a member of the “no mantel club”, don’t hesitate to get creative with your holiday decor and stocking hanging skills. A shelf, a piano top, and even a decorative ladder can serve as a place to decorate and hang your socks up! No Mantel? No Problem.

Simple Christmas Mantel

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to head on over to City Girl Meets Country Boy to see how Kelly decorates her mantel. Oh, and check out all of the other creative holiday ideas below!

 

Christmas DIYs on Monday

Joy In Our Home | 2 Bees In A Pod | My Creative Days

County Road 407 | Chatfield Court

 

Christmas Front Porches on Tuesday

The Tattered Pew | The Crowned Goat | Little Brags

Follow The Yellow Brick Home | The Painted Hinge

 

hristmas Recipes on Wednesday

Crisp Collective | Love In My Oven | Countryside Cravings

Walking On Sunshine Recipes | Beyond The Butter

 

Christmas Mantles on Thursday 

anderson + grant | White Arrows Home | Elizabeth Joan Designs

  City Girl Meets Country Boy | Red Brick On The Lake

 

Christmas Tablescapes on Friday

The Inspired Hive | Curly Crafty Mom | Making It In The Mountains

Rain and Pine | Timeless Creations

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