Neutral Farmhouse Christmas Mantel

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It’s amazing how I change my style just a tad here and a tad there every year and somehow my house looks radically different each Christmas season (at least to me!) This year I wanted something a little bit more simple for a neutral farmhouse Christmas mantel. I went to my trusty Christmas source, Hobby Lobby, and picked up a few things to throw together this mantel for less than $100.
I’m loving how simple but beautiful this mantel looks.  I first chose a strand of more realistic looking garland–flocked of course.  Flocked is huge right now!  I tried out a few different things to flank the ends of the mantel, but I ultimately chose these gorgeous farmhouse style candle holders.  I love the weathered wood look of them, they are perfect not only for Christmas but for all year round!
I picked up these cool stocking holders to solve the problem I had last year where the Command hooks I was using just weren’t working.  They are cool because they just sit on the mantel and balance somehow, haha!  They come in silver and in this dark bronze and the bronze just looks so perfect with my white mantel.
I have two sets so I can add up to 8 stockings on the mantel, which is great as our family grows.  I’ve had to go through a couple sets of stocking holders during our marriage and I’m kind of tired of it.  These are awesome because they don’t take up space on the mantel and you can add a bunch and space them out however you want.  The stockings I used are just some burlap ones I sewed several years ago and the silver “Merry Christmas” sign is another item I found at Hobby Lobby, separate from the stocking holders.

Suggested materials:

  • Candle Holders
  • Stocking Holders
  • Natural woven basket
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