My Christmas Mantel 2012 – Neutrals and Metallics

This year, I decided to ditch the traditional red and green and try to create a Christmas/Wintery look with neutrals and metallics. I love glitter and glam and this mantel shelf display captures just that!

I made this DIY Wintery Pearl Wreath to hang on my mirror above the shelf. I love the elegance it brings to the display. You can read the tutorial here.

I painted a plank of board (that I cut down to size with my jigsaw) the same color as my wall color since I had the grey on hand already. The wall and board color is Glidden Pebble Grey. Then, I applied this “Joyeux Noel” vinyl decal I designed with my Silhouette studio. You can purchase the decal here if you’re interested. The silver nutcracker was from Hobby Lobby last year and the gold reindeer was a recent Hobby Lobby purchase. I love his swirly antlers!

Next, I really wanted to personalize the whole thing to our family but didn’t have a place for a family photo so I opted for our silhouettes. I will be posting a tutorial on how to make these (It’s really easy!) very soon. 

For a little more personalization, I added monograms to the stockings. I used Hobby Lobby letters and glitter glass. Then, I embellished them with some gold pine cones, also from Hobby Lobby. I need to make 2 more still but we’re getting close! As long as they’re done in time for Santa to fill! 

I made this “Believe” sign for above our sofa. I used Savannah’s tutorial to create this German Glitter Glass banner. I drilled holes in the top of the letters and strung them on jute.

The little Christmas corner! My boys took most of my couch pillows upstairs to have a pillow fight so my couch looks a little lonely but I do love how my Christmas decor is coming together! I think I need a cute Christmas pillow or two on the couch. Hmm… let’s just add that on to the list! haha!

Here’s a look at the other side of the room.

“JOY” tutorial can be found here.

What do you think? Do you like the neutrals and metallics or do you love traditional red and green?
You can also check out my mantel from last year here.
Next, I’ll show you my Christmas tree and some Christmas tree tutorials! 
Check out our Party Time tab at the top to see where we link up! 


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    December 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    beautiful decorations..

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    December 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    So sweet! Would love for your to share it at our Home for the Holidays Link Party that just started today.

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    kelsey bang
    December 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    amazing as always!!!

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    December 11, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Oh your mantel is gorgeous! The pearls and gold are so elegant!

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    Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno
    December 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Super cute! I love how your decorations are turning out…the neutrals are beautiful! 🙂

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    Leslie Stewart
    December 12, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Love you wreath! Very sweet and pretty! Thanks for sharing with us.
    House on the Way

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    December 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

    There is that gorgeous pearl wreath! It is stunning the way you have done the shelf.

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    Bethany Lee
    December 12, 2012 at 2:13 am


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    December 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I think your color scheme looks great! I don’t think it’s something I would do because I really like the traditional colors and “woodsy/rustic” designs, but I do love how it all came together for you. I want a Silhouette machine so bad!

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    Claire Rose
    December 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    So beautiful-featuring this on my Saturday Holiday Favorites-Have a great weekend-Claire

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    Ruby Jean
    December 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Hi, I am coming over from Lil’luna LOVE LOVE LOVE your Mantel.. Beautiful!!!

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