Holiday Mantel Decorating Ideas

St. Nick won’t be the only one finding his way to your fireplace this year. You and your family members will be gathering to read the paper, shop on your phones, wrap presents, or sip hot chocolate. Make your mantel a sight to behold with these holiday decorations.

Stocking Holders

Hang those Christmas stockings by the chimney with care – but put the plain hooks aside in favor of something more festive. Create a lovely line-up this Yuletide season by displaying decorative stocking holders that complement your favorite stockings. If you’re drawn to elegant mantel decorations, choose stocking holders classically adorned with scrolls and seasonal wishes. For a whimsical display, let these cheeky Clauses dangle their lists and beards from your mantel top.

Merry Greeting Stocking Holders Gold Set of Two Checking Twice Stocking Holder Set

Shelf Sitters

Your mantel is also the perfect perch for cute holiday visitors who need a little rest, like this gingerbread couple. Adorable Christmas shelf sitters can survey their surroundings from the mantel ledge, and they’ll be ready to brighten the faces of those who see them. Tuck in frosted greenery behind them or sprinkle in some ornaments to make them feel at home.

Gingerbread Plush Shelf Sitter Set Beige Set of Two

Electric Candle Strands

After you’ve shoveled the driveway and trudged through the snow, it’s all-too-tempting to curl up on the couch and doze off. Replace real candles with an electric candle strand, and you’ll feel comfortable catching your forty winks. These pillars softly (and safely) illuminate your mantel top. Nestle the candle strand in among your winter garland and pine cones.

Gold Pillar Candle Strand

Mantel Scarves

If you’re looking for a mantel decoration that doesn’t stifle your creativity, a holiday mantel scarf should be at the top of your list. This beautiful decoration will drape over your mantel in elegant holiday fashion – but it still allows for whatever festive display you choose to add.

Tannenbaum Holiday Mantel Scarf White

Festive Figures

Whether they’re deer prancing in splendor across your mantel or nutcrackers keeping (glittery) guard, decorative figurines embody the lore of the season. Let these figurines remind you of cherished holiday stories each time you see them. Position a garland behind them for a backdrop of greenery, and complete the display with a goblet-style hurricane and lighted strand.

Arietta Winter Deer Figures Ivory Set of Two

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