See a few inspired ideas and techniques for this white Christmas mantel that you can easily create for your own home.
Thanksgiving here in the US has just passed so you know what that means. Time to decorate for Christmas!
Today I'm sharing my winter woodland white mantel as part of a huge Christmas Ideas Tour. Not only will you see all kinds of decorating ideas for mantels, porches, decks, and tablescapes, but also a talented group of bloggers sharing handmade gifts and gift wrapping ideas.
A big thanks to Angie at Postcards From the Ridge for putting this tour together! See the details at the bottom of this post.
But first, take a look at this year's Christmas mantel.
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Some of you may remember that I planned to use the Chunky Yarn Wreath that I made last week on this year's holiday mantel.
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This year's theme revolves around a wintery white woodland. That is why the majority of this mantel is all about flocking.
This flocking powder was pretty amazing but messy. You need to cover the ground underneath, and it's a good idea to wear a mask and gloves.
The powder comes with instructions but basically all you need to do is spray your item with water. Then using a sifter or even just a plastic cup to dust the flocking powder onto the garland using as little or as much as you want. Then spray it again with water. I found that using a sifter and a cup gave me a nice varied look.
The instructions say, wait 24 to 48 hours, for the flocking to dry out completely. Of course, I think I waited for about 20 hours. However, it did feel dry to the touch.
In addition to the flocking, I added some silver and clear candlesticks with white candles, and these pretty glass bottles filled with water and fresh cypress from the yard.
I brought back this idea from my 2017 Christmas Home Tour. I loved this bottle and greens look on our dining room table.
Large pine cones and more white candles on birch candle holders flank the wreath adding to the woodland feel.
It's pretty cold here in Pennsylvania and we've already had some snow.
I think this cozy frosty look is just right for our home this holiday season.
Don't forget to browse through the many posts listed below for more holiday inspiration.
Christmas Ideas Tour
Are you ready for more ideas? Here are some great ones for your mantel, porch, table, plus handmade gift ideas and gift wrap ideas. Be sure to visit everyone to see all the details.