Christmas Mantel Decor

The Christmas boxes haves officially scattered themselves all over the house.  

Yeah they did it, not me!  

Sweater Christmas Decor

I would never go from one box to the next in search of our stockings only to finally find them in the very last box

Christmas Mantel Decor

and then decide to make new ones anyways – that doesn’t sound like me at all… :)

White Burlap Christmas Stocking

I had no idea what I was going to do for my Christmas mantel decor this year.  I really loved my sign from last year (apparently you all do too since it’s still one of my most popular posts.) but I wanted to go for a little more classic look vs rustic this year.  

Christmas Mantel Decor

I was trying to describe to the Mr.  the feel I wanted this year – white Christmas, cozy snow ball fight, vintage red, with plenty of jingle bells thrown in…  

I think I lost him at snow ball fight, because he got that glazed look in his eyes…

Although he did inform me that if I was going to be decorating our house around a “cozy snow ball fight” I clearly had never been involved in a real snow ball fight.

Embroidery Hoop Christmas Art

I hit up Goodwill to pick up a bunch of sweaters (you can see my cute sweater pillow here) and tossed them on the bed next to my Autumn door decor, when inspiration struck!  What would happen if I stuck one of the sweater in my embroidery hoop?

Holiday goodness that’s what happened!

Embroidery Hoop Christmas Art

 Don’t worry – I’ll be sharing the full tutorial on how to make your own fun Christmas Embroidery Hoop art later in the week.

For now I’ll just show you the pretty pictures

Classic Christmas Decor

complete with ice skates for when the lake freezes over.

Classic Christmas Decor

And pretty birch branches that have me rethinking my fall back career plans as a lumberjack (don’t ask, just trust me when I say I won’t be swinging an axe again anytime soon).

Christmas Mantel Decor

I think I’ll stick to decorating and wrangling kids…

Christmas Mantel

 and planning an epic snow ball fight the likes of which the Mr. has never seen! :) 

Sharing at Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. Marisa says

    What a wonderful idea!! I was trying to figure out how you made the round ball and you used a hoop. WOW!! I’ve got embroidery hoops stuck in plastic bins somewhere but they are small. I will definitely have to try this out. You are an inspiration.

  2. says

    Cozy snowball fight. HA! That made me laugh so hard! My husband, who’s from TX, probably would have bought it, though.

    Umm, holy awesome embroidery Batman! And those stockings a great! For a woman who always says she can’t sew, you seem to be doing pretty well, Kelly. They remind me of my Etsy stockings (which are burlap and linen). They sold like hotcakes last year and a ramping up this year, and I credit bloggers for spreading the burlap love :)

  3. says

    OMG I love the sweater in the embroidery hoop! It looks like a giant ornament over your fireplace. Really very peaceful, like the first snow inside your living room. It looks like a very cozy place to curl up in front of over the coming wintery nights.

  4. Jennifer says

    Beautiful! I have those same wicker chairs. I can’t seem to find cushions to fit it well. Did you make your own?


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