Red and JOYful Christmas mantel with natural elements

Running out of time to share the rest of my Christmas décor with you!  I know some of you have been waiting and wanting to see my Christmas mantel… so here it is!

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

I had planned to do something totally different but ran out of time to make that happen.  But I really do like how it came out anyways. 

I love this view of part of the mantel and part of the tree!

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

In fact this same angle/view of last years Christmas décor has been my phone background and front screen this Christmas.  Smile

Burlap and natural Christmas

Just to share how I changed things up this was last year’s décor and mantel

Burlap and natural Christmas

And this was my Christmas decor the year before that

burgundy Christmas mantel

But back to this year’s red JOY mantel.

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

I didn’t really buy or make anything new for this mantel.  The red berry trees were yard sale finds from this past summer and the pallet piece is actually a fireplace screen that has a very dated picture on the front side that I found at Value Village this summer. 

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

I did spray paint my JOY letters that I just used as plain paper mache last year.  And then just reused and pulled things from all over the house. Smile  Lots of yard sale/thrift store finds – all the trees except the white one, the large urn, the bench, the sleigh, the barn door/pallet backdrop, the bench, and even the greenery all are thrifty finds Smile

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

This stool has become a permanent fixture here, I just love the coziness that it brings and be able to decorate it with a throw and pillows each season.  Maybe this year I will find a chair and ottoman for the corner by the windows and retire my stool to somewhere else.

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

I love using this old sleigh that I picked up for $5 a few years ago in my winter décor.  Now if I could just find some ice skates at a thrift store or yard sale… but think that may be pretty hard here in GA! Smile

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

I was excited when I found this pair of red berry trees at a yard sale with the tags still on them this past summer – I think I paid $4 for both of them.

 Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

Kept it somewhat simple this year with lots of red, white, and green and natural elements.

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

And some coziness on the hearth. 

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

Red and JOYful Christmas mantel

DIY chevron tree skirt details here and Christmas tree details here.  

I have ran out of time to share everything else with you this year so if any of you still want to see it, I think I will post a Christmas recap/Christmas at our house tour the day after Christmas instead of a holiday tour before.  You can always get some ideas for next year!   I start thinking and planning about anything new I would like to do/buy now so that I can hopefully pick it up on Christmas clearance.  I know this year I would like to find 1 or 2 small trees – one tabletop and one 3-4 foot tree.  Should be CHEAP after Christmas Smile

I will be back tomorrow for a quick post, but for now more wrapping is calling!  Are you done wrapping yet??


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  1. Lanita says

    Hi Christina,
    I love your Christmas mantle and all of the natural elements!! It goes perfect with your Christmas tree……. I love how it all came together and that so much of it came from thrift stores and yard sales!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s!
    Blessings to you,
    Lanita

  2. Denise Z says

    So pretty–and practical! Love when we can re-use to decorate. Brilliant idea to re-do that fireplace screen! Now I’m going to be on the lookout for one! (And don’t you just love the after-Christmas sales? I always save some of my Christmas money to shop them!)

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