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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Decorating a Winter Mantle

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jan 20, 2016 3:34:46 PM
Decorating a Winter Mantle

Last week I promised to show you how to decorate your mantle for winter. It’s usually the focal point of a room during the holidays. So, instead of bringing back a non-seasonal group of items, I chose to continue the winter theme with snowmen! I know a lot of you display your snowman collection during Christmas, but they really belong to winter (if you want to get technical).

I started with a pale silver fir and pinecone garland. If you can’t find a silver one, a coat of spray paint will do the job.

I placed a selection of snowpeople on the mantle. You need a variety of sizes, heights, style and shades of white. I didn’t use any that had a direct Christmas reference (holding a tree, wreath, or in red and green).

Of course it looks great during the day, but during our long winter nights we need light. I found a string of LED silver globe lights that sort of look like snowballs. Then I placed votive candles in crystal glasses among the snowmen.

The final touch is SNOW! Instead of the real thing, I spelled it out with wood letters.

You could add snowflake or snowball ornaments to the mix, or whatever you can find.

Winter lasts so long, we might as well embrace it. For me that means sitting in front of a roaring fire. I’ll leave winter sports to the brave and hearty!

Topics: Merri Cvetan, winter decor, winter decorating, winter decorating tips, mantle decorating

  • Decorating a Winter Mantle
    Instead of bringing back a non-seasonal group of items, I chose to continue the winter theme with snowmen! I know a lot of you display your snowman collection during Christmas, but they really belong to winter (if you want to get technical).
  • Decorating a Winter Mantle

    I started with a pale silver fir and pinecone garland. If you can’t find a silver one, a coat of spray paint will do the job.

  • Decorating a Winter Mantle

    I placed a selection of snowpeople on the mantle. You need a variety of sizes, heights, style and shades of white. I didn’t use any that had a direct Christmas reference (holding a tree, wreath, or in red and green).

  • Decorating a Winter Mantle

    Of course it looks great during the day, but during our long winter nights we need light. I found a string of LED silver globe lights that sort of look like snowballs. Then I placed votive candles in crystal glasses among the snowmen.

  • Decorating a Winter Mantle

    The final touch is SNOW! Instead of the real thing, I spelled it out with wood letters. You could add snowflake or snowball ornaments to the mix, or whatever you can find.