Fireplace Mantel Christmas Garland

I’ve started decorating for the holidays, and I promise I’m not skipping Thanksgiving! I actually have a Thanksgiving tablescape planned for next week. I just need my little guy to finish up his 500 piece puzzle that is happening on the dining table first! Though the 3D shark puzzle pieces are adding a certain ambiance sprinkled in amongst my linen napkins. :)

A living room filled with furniture and a fire place decorated for Christmas

I decided to share the one area of my house that is done – our fireplace mantel Christmas garland.

A fireplace in a living room filled with furniture decorated for Christmas

Fireplace Mantel Christmas Garland

Arranging the Christmas mantel garland is always one of my fave parts of decorating our living room. If you’ve been following along for a few years, you know I like to mix and match several different faux garlands to get a nice full look. I think I used 6 strands here?

A fire place and  candles

I kept it pretty simple this year using my same garland technique in an asymmetrical swag. I’m sharing how-to videos of it on Instagram today and will be saving it in my highlights if you want to check it out.

A fire place decorated for Christmas

I also hung the stockings on one side this year. I know who am I? Queen of symmetrical-ness getting all crazy over here! My stockings are the same ones I’ve used the past few years, they were a happy HomeGoods find. I found super similar ones and linked them at the bottom of the post for you.

A fireplace mantel decorated for Christmas

I topped that off with these bells I used last year on my kitchen hood wreath.

Greenery on a fireplace mantel

I challenged myself to use mostly things I already had for my mantel decor this year. So you may recognize these candlesticks from years past too. They have been painted red, white, blue, and I think gray at one point?! They got another coat of spray paint today to change them up yet again. I was trying to get a pretty bronzey color to go with the earthy tones I’m using on the tree – sneak peek of the tree below.

A fire place sitting in a living room filled with furniture and a Christmas tree

I sprayed them with a coat of black spray paint. While they were still wet, I immediately hit it with a light coat of gold spray paint. In person they have a really pretty bronze look. They are photographing a bit dark in these photos.

A fire place with garland

I managed to untangle a few sets of battery operated twinkle lights to add to the mix. I like to use battery-operated candles on the mantel since it’s so tall to light. Oh, and I cut a few branches from the yard for my vase on the coffee table. Tip – I keep my branches in a vase of water and they will last me all winter that way. I actually insert a smaller glass vase inside the large stoneware one.

A living room filled with furniture and a fire place

That’s it – simple, cozy, and done!

Well not quite, would any post be complete without Charlie photobombing somewhere? Check out that Angelina Jolie leg kickout action…

A fire place sitting in a living room filled with furniture and a dog sitting in a chair

Thanks for checking out my fireplace mantel Christmas garland. You can check out all of the items I plan on using in my Christmas Decor this year here. Can’t wait to share the rest!

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Several of the garlands I’ve had for years and they are no longer available, but I did use these two newer ones –

Jasmine garland

Cedar garland

Candlesticks – I’ve had for 10 years and I think I originally “borrowed” them from my mom.

Stockings – HomeGoods here are similar ones


Chair – Maiden Home Leroy Chair


Coffee Table

Stoneware Vase

Red and Blue Pillow

Tan and Blue Pillow


Stone – J&N Stone, Style Price, Color Quartz

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  1. Could you share which battery operated lights you use on your mantle? Sometimes the color of some look off, but yours look great with the tree lights!

    1. Hey Erin I’m not crazy about these ones. They are a tad too warm. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect ones and I will share when I find them!

  2. I love the Garland and have been looking to do something similar. Where is a good place to get faux that looks real? I was contemplating making my own tall cedar Garland but would like to reuse it year to year

  3. Hello… Quick question, can you send me the link to your coffee table… the link you shared just went to the general Wayfair coffee table page :)
    Thanks sooooo much!

  4. Wow! This is just beautiful and I can’t wait to re-create something similar. I did a make over on one of my fireplaces during the stay at home time earlier this year. I went from oak to painted white for the mantel. I must ask as I was getting ready to order the greenery, a few reviews said it stained their white wood and hands. It appears those were 2 years ago, so I am wondering if you experienced any of that??? I would hate to get green all over the newly painted mantel . Thanks sooooo much for sharing your talent with us .

    1. Oh hmm I can’t say I’ve noticed it rubbing off on anything no! But I guess I don’t have it touching anything white either?

  5. It’s gorgeous and full. Simple yet elegant. Did you use Command Hooks to hold your swag in place?

  6. Gorgeous presentation! Love your elegant simplicity.

    Is the color of the blue/tan PB pillow pretty much as it appears in your photo?

  7. I love the idea of combining several strands together! This lends to different greenery giving more depth and lights. And I love the simple, beautiful look!

  8. Kelly, your mantel is simply magical! I’m surprised by how much I LOVE the asymmetry and the stockings all snuggled together with the bells. Your IG video is SO adorable (love your eye makeup) and watching you zip back and forth attaching all the garlands not only made me smile, it was quite a workout because you had to take off your sweater. :D But I’m sorry to say you were clearly outperformed… by Charlie.

    1. Thanks Dori! It was a little out of my norm this year but fun to try new things and yes so crazy it was 75 when I shot that video lol!

  9. Hi Kelly,
    Love your decorating, I like the mantle how simply elegant it turned out. P.S my dog does the same leg out as well. Thanks for sharing

  10. One of, if not the most beautiful mantle that I have seen so far. You have such a talent for making something look so lush yet simple. Just gorgeous ❤️

  11. Love…so much…how you are focusing and sharing one area at a time.
    Christmas can be so overwhelming and this step by step approach is so calming.
    Thank you!

  12. I love everything about your start to your holiday decorating. The asymmetrical look to the mantel garland is so eye appealing. This hasn’t been a very symmetrical year…so it’s perfect. I love the weight that it gives…such a good balance to the stone. I’m looking forward to the rest of your holiday inspirations.

  13. Beautiful Kelly! I love how you are neat & clean with your decor. Less is more as they say! Also love Charlie’s leg kick out action. ;-) thx for sharing. Have a blessed day!

  14. Looks lovely. Baby steps for me .. just purchased and placed a pillow “sweater weather”. Btw wondering where the log holder was purchased from.

  15. I’ve followed your blog for a few months now but haven’t commented. I must today by simply saying: Stunning!

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