{Winter Mantel} for January 2013

I don’t usually take down my Christmas decorations until after New Years but this year we decided to give my son a little party to celebrate his 16th birthday.  I really needed the room where the tree was so down came the Christmas decor.  This left my mantel pretty bare.   I went searching online for Winter Decor and came across lots of different ideas.  Most of the colors were white, silver, greenery with blue or black tied in….so I thought about all of the things I had that I could put a winter mantel together without purchasing any extra items.  To my delight every single decor item in this arrangement is something I already had except the new year’s printable….it’s amazing what we can find when we shop in our own stash. lol!
 

My mantel decor consists of lots of white, silver and black colors.  I love how I was able to tie in of the colors together. 
I pulled together candlesticks, white twigs, pine greenery, mason jars, printable from here, white tinsel, white berries and flowers, styrofoam balls, white candles and epson salt.  I also have a silver strand of garland draped on the mantel that you’ll see in the picture below.

 

I really wanted to use my candlesticks in this arrangement for the dimension and to soften the dark color I wrapped white tinsel around the posts.  The white twigs in the back I purchased at Wal-Mart several years ago.  I filled a dollar store vase with white rocks and stuck in 4 bunches of these white glitter twigs.  The apothecary jar is filled with white styrofoam balls (aka snow balls).
 

 

I found the New Year’s print over at Lil’ Luna and printed it out from here I just put it in a black frame.  The white twigs and berries are inserted into a flower vase filled with white and glass beads wrapped with white tinsel as well. 

 

This wooden box is really old — passed down from husband’s grandparents as well as the old white window frame.  I love the rustic look and feel of it and always find new ways to use the box in my decor.  Inside the box I have 2 large mason jars with the wire around the top.  I filled the jars with white tinsel so they wouldn’t be empty and inserted a small votive with white candle to settle in at the top of the jar.  I filled the box with faux greenery, pine, white flowers, berries and twigs.  The curly white twigs I picked up at Hobby Lobby in the dried floral section.  A fuzzy snowman ornament is nestled in the center of my box. 
 

 

 

 

The candle jars I found at the Dollar Tree.  I added some epson salt (saw this tip on pinterest) to the bottom of each jar and inserted a votive glass candle cup along with a white candle nestled down inside.  I added a few twigs of white berries to add more dimension.  The epson salt really adds a “snowy” look to the jars.
 

 

I’m so in love with this mantel decor — it looks amazing and I’m going to enjoy it until its time to decorate for Valentine’s Day! 
 

~Tracy
 

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Comments

  1. Beautiful!! Lee-Ann 🙂

  2. So beautiful! Love the rustic look! Hope you have a wonderful New Year filled with God’s blessings, joy and happiness! 🙂
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  3. Really beautiful! You have once again inspired me, thanks Tracy

  4. It’s absolutely beautiful, Tracy. You’re a super decorator! Happy New Year!

  5. I love the Rustic charm you’ve put into this decor. Very nice. TFS Hugs, Debi

  6. Looks Lovely
    DawnRI

  7. Its really beautiful, you can decorate your home with eco-friendly wallpapers which is also very unique and interesting. Everyone of us can always opt for eco friendly home decor which is the good for the environment.

  8. What a creation. So lovely!

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