For the next four weeks, Mondays will be all about fireplace mantels! As Holly doesn’t have a mantel in her home, it’s all up to me. And since I absolutely adore changing the decor in my home, she is more than happy for me to take the lead on this one! Hubby gets fed up with my incessant need to redecorate the house so I have settled on frequently changing the mantel above the gas fireplace. As we have never actually used the fireplace (although it does work!), I have free reign when it comes to decorating it as nothing will melt since it never gets switched on. I cannot say the same for your fireplace mantel so please use caution and decorate using discretion.
This week’s theme is a Rustic Mantel. I was inspired by Holly living in the foothills of the mountains in Alberta. I also channeled a ski lodge when I was looking for decorating inspiration. I picture the details from this mantel in a cute little skiing chalet in the mountains. Perhaps I’m delusional as I do not ski nor do I particularly like winter but humour me here! This is also a great mantel if you prefer more of a winter theme as opposed to a Christmas or holiday theme. The colours are very muted and tasteful. This mantel has its own quiet little way of standing out.
All items were purchased from Winners, Target and Terra Greenhouses. Winners, HomeSense & Marshalls are all the same company and typically carry very similar items so you can check out whichever store is closest to your home. There is a Winners location very near my house that has an excellent home decor section which is why I tend to check there first before making the trek down to the local HomeSense.
Here’s a list of all the items featured in this Rustic Mantel.
- Wreath – Winners – $30
- Bow – Made using roll of burlap ribbon (check out this fantastic ribbon tutorial) – Terra Greenhouses – $3.99/roll
- Tall pre-lit winter tree x2 – Winners – $25ea.
- Felt snowmen x2 – Winners – large $8, small $4
- Green glitter bottlebrush trees – Target – large-$8, small-$6
- Candles x3 – Winners – $8, $6, $7
- Wire bird – Winners – $6
- Birdhouse – Winners – $8
- Raffia squirrel – Winners – $5
- Decorations – Winners – Deer x-$5, Silver with twine-$4, Silver with tassel x2-$5, Large white & gold-$6, Silver-$4
- Garland – Target – $6
- Mantel clips – Target – $16/set of 4
The total cost for this mantel is $270. The big ticket items were the wreath and the pre-lit trees on the ends of the mantel. This may seem like a lot of money to spend on a mantel but keep in mind that it is a one-time cost. These pieces can be used every year and they are also interchangeable in a mix of themes should you decide to change it up with your mantel next holiday season. Another perk to this theme is that many of the items are simply winter-themed as opposed to Christmas-themed. This allows you to leave pieces like the pre-lit trees, snowmen, candles, birdhouse, wire bird and squirrel up on display well after Christmas.
What do you think of this Rustic Mantel? Does it fit your style? Stay tuned for the upcoming themes – I guarantee you will get some great ideas for your fireplace!
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