Winter Mantel

Like I said on Friday, I can’t stand the bare walls after the Christmas decorations are put away.  Thankfully, I’m a craft blogger and craft bloggers keep decorating!  =)  But I’m not quite ready to bust out the Valentine’s decorations.  I can’t wait to show you my silver and white Winter Mantel!

Winter Mantel

I live in St. Louis and we haven’t seen a lick of snow yet!  This mantel is my own personal shrine to the white and fluffy stuff.  I figured if I can’t walk in a winter wonderland, I could at least recreate it in my house!

Winter Mantel

Everything on my mantel was purchased at the after Christmas sales for 66-80% off!!  Total cost was under $35!!  And I couldn’t be more in love with it!

Winter Mantel

I made the garland from foam snowflakes I found in the clearance section at Michael’s.  I simply hot glued the thread to the back of the snowflakes and hung across the mantel.

Winter Mantel

The chicken wire memo frame was a Christmas present and it is PERFECT for mantel decorating!  I just adore its versatility.  The wooden “Snowflakes” sign I purchased at Silver Dollar City for 50% off.  It’s shimmery but you can’t really tell in these pictures.

Winter Mantel

All of the silver snowflakes were ornaments on the 80% off shelf at Joann Fabric.  I purchased the white flocked Christmas village trees and the white wooden trees there too!

Winter Mantel

These adorable snowball filled glass ornaments were $2 for a set of four!!  Unfortunately, I dropped one so there are only three left.

Winter Mantel

Not too shabby for after Christmas sales!

Are you decorating for Valentine’s Day or do you like to enjoy your winter decor first?



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About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. Oh…I am SO inspired to do a winter themed mantel. Been thinking about it all week! Love that you got everything at the AFTER Christmas sales and used them AFTER Christmas! :)

    Roxana @ fourelevenrox

  2. I love it Jill! I didn’t do a Winter mantel, but I did have to fluff it up a little…I couldn’t stand the bareness either :)

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      Thanks Jess! I just can’t stand the emptiness! And I don’t know if my husband was ready for a pink mantel yet. ;)

  3. Oooh… love all the white and silver! It’s so clean and fun looking! :D

  4. Beautiful!! Love the snowflake garland and the snow filled bulbs :o)

  5. So wintery and sparkly!! I love it!!!

  6. I love the cleanliness of it all! Seems very relaxed and serene after the hectic holidays :-)

  7. It’s perfect! I collect snowmen and tell my husband it’s because we don’t get snow here so I can’t go out and make any. ha,ha LOVE you winter mantel.:)

  8. I love the winter scene. I always keep out my snowmen for the winter, but I LOVE the shimmery/silvery scene you have set up. Might have to do something similar in an area of my home. thanks for the inspiriation :)

  9. I love it! So cute and pretty at the same time! :)

  10. This is gorgeous, Jill!

  11. I definitely have such a difficult time removing all the decorations after Christmas. Everything seems so empty and bare. I love the idea of decorating for winter during the month of January to keep that empty feeling at bay.

  12. So sparkly and pretty! I might just blow up a picture of your mantel and put it on mine :) Love it!

  13. So pretty! I love Christmas items that double as winter decor! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible – I’ll be featuring this on my Facebook page. Happy New Year!
    Jenn :)

  14. It looks lovely. I love your snowflakes.

  15. So pretty – love all of the sparkle! I featured you again today in my Friday I’m In Love favorites!


    Jenn @ Social Salutations

  16. So cute and wintery! I love white, don’t you? Thanks for sharing!

  17. Love this!! The glittery silver is absolutely perfect for the season!

  18. I adore your snowflake banner and sign! Great ideas!!

  19. LOVE THIS! The colors are awesome.

  20. Very pretty! This gives me great inspirations to do my mantel. Mine is sitting empty waiting for something pretty to be added to it!
    I found you on the Tater totos and jello link up. I just started a brand new link party and would love for you to share this beautiful mantel.
    Happy New Year!

  21. Oh my! I love it. This is an amazing mantle and definitely inspirational. Next year I’ll be prowling the post-Christmas sales for wintery items instead of just Christmas decor the for the following year.

  22. It’s beautiful. I love every last piece.

  23. What a beautiful job you’ve done! I love the snowflake garland. Megan

  24. i super love this, b/c i’ve left some snowflake ornaments out, and draped them from bottles. it’s still winter, people! so glad to see someone else hasn’t gone all red and hearts just yet!

  25. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a featured button! Your Whims Wednesday link party is up! Come link up your girlish whims!

  26. All I have to say about this is GORGEOUS!!!! The sliver and white look so pretty together. Good job lady! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday’s Temptation. I am going to be featuring your mantel tonight on my blog!

  27. Absolutely love it!! You are so creative.
    Thanks so much for linking up at Artsy Corner. I really appreciate the support :)

  28. Thanks for linking up at the Create & Inspire Party last week Jill! Tonight we are featuring YOU! Hope you stop by! xo, Kimberly

  29. Cuuuute! You should enter the photos from this mantel into our Snowflake Craft Project Challenge! :)


  30. Your mantel is beautiful! I love the contrast of the white and silver against that cute memo board!

  31. Your mantel is just beautiful! You have so many pretty details…love the clear ornaments.

  32. Such a pretty, wintery design! My hubby wouldn’t be super excited about a month-early pink display either :) I love all the glitter – great finds! xo Liz

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