As I was decorating this year, I realized that my mantel needed a Christmas makeover! Usually, I add some stockings, a garland and maybe a figure or two. But, this year I really wanted to dress it up a little – without breaking the bank!

So, when I put my plan together, I knew that I wanted to create an Advent Calendar garland that would hang from the bottom. I just love the way that looks and the kids have really enjoyed it! (I’ll share my tutorial on that later!)

Next, I pulled a mirror from another area and rested it on the mantel where I hung a wreath right in the middle of the mirror with a bow that I made. Very inexpensive and it looks beautiful!

The rattan stars and snowmen are  from Pier One for under $10 a piece! What a deal! And, the angel gourd to the left…that was from my mom. She painted it for my grandparents when they were alive. I leave her out year-round.

The other items are ones that I had around the house. I just love the way it all came together in layers. I just added in my larger items and filled in with smaller ones until it looked just right. Now, I just need to pick up a stocking for our newest family member and we’ll be set!

Do you decorate your mantel for Christmas? Where did you find your inspiration? Mine was Pinterest, of course!

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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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