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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  1. says

    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

    • 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. 😉

  2. says

    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.:)

  3. says

    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 :)

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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 :)

  6. says

    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.

  7. Jill says

    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!

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