I want my Christmas mantel to be decorated in traditional colors of Christmas. I purchased new large canvas wall art of the prettiest picture of Santa that I have ever seen. I used a garland to lay across the mantel and I knitted a Christmas Tree Banner to drape across the fireplace mantel.
I want to thank the super talented Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate for organizing and hosting this Christmas Blog Hop. I am so excited to be included with all of these talented bloggers.
I love all the neutral muted colors for Christmas décor and I love all of the metallic colored décor but for me, I want to use traditional colors of red, white, green, and cream colors in my home. When people tell me that they do not know what colors to use in their homes, I say go with the things and the colors in the stores that you are drawn to. When I pass by a shop or store with bright red and green décor in the windows, I find myself wanting to go in and look. I know that these colors make me smile.
I think it goes back to what colors my mother used in her home and the colors that she still uses today. It’s funny how as I get older, I want to reminisce of Christmases with my family as a child.
Talk about me being drawn to something, when I saw this huge Santa on Canvas at Hobby Lobby, I had to have it! I do not purchase new décor every year and I have not purchased much new décor in several years so I justified this purchase and I am so glad I did. My family loves this picture and I can’t see us ever getting tired of it. I used my garland that I have had for many years and added some thrifted brass candlesticks to each side.
I am also loving all of the vintage décor and also the vintage hobbies are coming back. I see younger people learning to embroidery, macramé, crochet, and knitting. I thought I would knit a banner to add to my mantel. I tweaked some patterns that I found for Christmas trees and by using larger yarn and knitting needles, they became large enough for a banner. This Christmas Tree Banner is so quick and easy to knit. You can view the pattern and tutorial on this post. You do not have to use the trees only on a banner.
The knitted trees can also be used as tree ornaments. They are large enough to fill the empty spaces in the trees.
Shiny balls in lanterns are some of my favorite ways to decorate and I think they look pretty sitting on the fireplace. These lanterns are 24 inches high and 28 inches high.
I used a wire basket to store our Christmas throws in.
I will remove the banner and add our stocking right before Christmas so that Santa can fill them! I hope you have found some Christmas décor ideas in this Christmas Blog Hop. Don’t forget to check out all of the other blogger’s Christmas décor!
You may also like this DIY Snowman Christmas Ornament made with Craft Clay