Winter Wonderland Mantel

I am so excited to share with you all this year’s Christmas Mantel!

I’ve been working hard getting it all together and I love how it has come out!

It has a Winter Wonderland theme – all pine trees and snow and sweet little deers snuggled in!
Ready to see?

Isn’t it pretty?

It’s a leeeetle hard to see though – so let’s take a closer look!

I will confess that this Mantel is Anthro inspired. Shocker right? I was in Anthro a few weeks ago and they had a little shelf all decorated with pine trees and moss and crystal dishes – I just loved it and knew something similar would be so fun to do for my mantel this year!

So I scoured the thrift shops for crystal bowls and dishes – then I did a little faux mercury glass treatment on them.

I used the fail-safe method that Michele used – you can check out her tutorial for super details! The only thing I did differently is that I did my spray painting on the inside of the pieces.

I also glittered up some little deers and set up some winter scenes for them to hang out it.
Warning: Glittering tiny deers can be highly addicting. I am not responsible if you try these, then decide to glitter everything else in your house. You’ll have to decide for yourself if you have the self-control to attempt it.

I found my garland that runs along the mantel at Michaels – 60% off! I wound it through the dishes and then added in some little bunches of moss, and lots of snow!

I love the little scenes set up along the mantel!

One of my other favorite parts is the cedar garland – I found that at Lowe’s for only 11.99! And it was a long enough strand that I cut it up and used it in three places around the house.

So I’d love to know what you think!

Linking up at Sunday Scoop, Today’s Creative Blog, Met Monday, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday, Quilt Story, Shabby Creek Cottage, My Repurposed Life, 504 Main, Positively Splendid, and the other fabulous parties on the party page – make sure you check them out!



  • I love it! So natural and quaint … it’s truly beautiful!

  • Reply October 21, 2013

    Cindy Casique

    I’m from Wisconsin and this makes me feel like I walked outside on a winter day. Very pretty. I love your “glittered deer”. The comment made me laugh.

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