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!

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  • Reply December 9, 2012

    Melody Nunez

    Darling! Well done, Bev! I love seeing how you deck out your mantle for the different holidays…

  • Reply December 9, 2012


    I love everything about this, the little deers are just precious in the various “scenes”. They look like little miniature forest scenes……..just adorable. You did a great job on your mantle.

  • Reply December 10, 2012


    LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!! I can almost hear the snow crunching as those little deer walk through this wonderland :) I know that must’ve taken a lot of work- great job!

  • Reply December 10, 2012


    I Love it Bev!!! Makes me wish I had a mantel; or at least something somewhere I could decorate in a similar manner. I’ll just have to Pin it and use the idea in my Dream Home!

  • Reply December 10, 2012


    Very pretty.

  • Reply December 10, 2012


    wow bev it looks amazing i love it

    it would be great if you stopped by and shared it at my linky party at

    hugs aimee xxx

  • Reply December 10, 2012


    Bev, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I especially love the little deer. WHERE did you find those little guys??? I hunted all over creation for some!!! Maybe I was looking too late, but I absolutely adore them!

    • December 10, 2012


      Yay Camille! I’m so glad you like the mantel!

      The little deer came from the animal toy section at Michael’s. I had to pick through a bit to find them all. ;) If you don’t have a Micheal’s or they’re all out, maybe Toys R Us or something similar?
      I hope you find some – thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply December 10, 2012

    Tanya Phillips

    Adorable! Love the trees, and the deer, soooo sweet!

  • Reply December 10, 2012


    I love it, Bev! The different scenes and heights… everything!

  • Reply December 10, 2012

    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

    Absolutely adorable! Its a magical wintery scene! I’m itching to glitter some deer (or other small woodland creatures!). And your Mercury glass looks awesome!! Thanks for the shout out, my friend!

  • Reply December 10, 2012


    love the little deer in the vignettes! that adds such a great touch. they would be lovely on a tabletop.
    FYI…i suddenly realized (with a horrible sense of dread that I had been missing wonderful things) that i was no longer receiving your posts via email, which is how i subscribed…don’t know how or why, but wondering if i got dropped somehow?? i promise, i did NOT write any mean comments, which would have been just cause for cutting me out faster than you can say “Cricut”! i just re-submitted my email and confirmed. drat, now I’ll have to stay up to the wee hours tonight scrolling through and catching up!

  • Reply December 10, 2012

    holly lefevre

    It is gorgeous and magical – I want to live there!

  • Reply December 11, 2012


    I am thinking Winter Wonderland. It is so lovely!

  • Reply December 11, 2012

    the cape on the corner

    those little deer are perfect! love the rustic/natural forest look.

  • Reply December 11, 2012

    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Beautiful, Bev! So peaceful and charming. I love it. :)

  • Reply December 11, 2012


    I want your Christmas mantel!!! NOW!!!! Seriously, oh, I so wish I had a proper mantel… :)

  • Reply December 12, 2012


    Absolutely magical!

  • Reply December 12, 2012


    Glitter deer, bottle brush trees…I love it all!!!

  • Reply December 13, 2012


    Simply lovely!!

  • Reply December 15, 2012


    Very pretty! I’d love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday – Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ We’ve also got an exciting giveaway going on now that includes a chance to win a BlendTec. Hope to see you there!

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