It’s Morgan again from The Patient Mom blog with another holiday mantel guest post - but this time I have added an extra Christmas gift for you all and included my fireplace/hearth in the mix. If you’ve followed along on any of my past mantel posts, like this Halloween mantel, then you know exactly where to start; with the…..

 Focal Point

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My holiday mantel décor always starts with a focal/centerpiece. It draws the eye in and helps me to build balance (and it may or may not cover up our television wire cover) when decorating. This year I am so excited to use the Evergreen Wall Art from the Winter 2021 Box as my focal piece this holiday season. I “decohacked” this piece by adding a pink background to tie it in with some of my other mantel décor. I am obsessed with how it turned out. Isn’t it beautiful? 

Christmas Greenery

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No Christmas mantel is complete without some evergreen garland. This garland has pine cones included and I love the feel of it. Simply adding in pine cones and evergreen garland can transform your home into a winter wonderland. Lay it across the mantel and let it hang over a bit on each end. I secured this with packing tape. 

Add Fun Garland

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Next, I hung some felt ball garland and this cute “Merry” garland using command hooks to add to the holiday feel. The pom pom garland is the “color scheme” I decided to use for the mantel. 

Height & Depth

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Work in some height and depth using your favorite holiday decor, such as red stockings, mini trees, string lights, or ornaments.

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I added the Ceramic Trees from the Winter 2020 Box as well as the Winter 2021 Art Print which I hung on the Spring 2021 Box Art Frame with clip.  


Now, add your Christmas stockings! I did away with stocking holders after my son, Hank, yanked one down and nearly gave himself a concussion a couple of years ago (yikes). I hang ours using these hooks that I just twisted into the underside of our mantel, by hand. I separated them so there are three on each side so I don’t have to worry about them if we decide to have a fire. 

Add Some Cozy!

Use holiday pillows and comfy blankets to make your fireplace look cozy. 

This green throw blanket is from the Winter 2019 Box. The lumbar pillow is from the Winter 2020 Box and the Evergreen square pillows are from the Winter 2021 Box (all are reversible)!

I placed the winter tray (Winter 2021 Box) on top of the blanket and then added the wooden village from the Winter 2020 Box to the tray; that is the exact moment I realized I had reached perfection.

I am ecstatic with how the whole thing turned out and I can wait to cozy up by my fireplace with some coffee and a book! Follow me on the accounts below for some more holiday décor inspo (and some cute kids mixed in):

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