Easy Mantel Idea: Colorful Paper Tree Forest

Easy Mantel Idea: Colorful Paper Tree Forest | By Curbly #diy #paper #christmas
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Ever since I built a mantel a couple of years ago, I'm always on the hunt for fun new ways to decorate it. So as I browsed the paper aisle at my local craft store, it hit me – a folded paper tree forest! I'm a big fan of non-traditional colors, so I bought a few of my favorites and got to work. Click through to check out the full tutorial.   

 

Easy Mantel Idea: Colorful Paper Tree Forest | By Curbly #diy #paper #christmas
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Materials

Easy Mantel Idea: Colorful Paper Tree Forest | By Curbly #diy #paper #christmas
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Step

Begin by drawing tall triangles on the back of a piece of cardstock. Continue Reading

Amazing Fall Decor Ideas for Every Style, Budget, and Room

A cozy fall scene with a plaid blanket, hot chocolate, and fall leaves on a wood tray

It may or may not feel like it yet where you live, but I'm sure you don't need to be told that summer is nearing its last days. After a long, hot season, many of us are ready for cooler weather, colorful leaves, hay mazes, and apple picking. It can be fun to bring some of that fall flair into your home decor, too. So whether you want just a touch of fall decor, or want to kick summer to the curb and go all in with your fall decorations, we have tons of ideas for ways to turn your home into a celebration of autumn.           Continue Reading

XOXO Valentine’s Day Decor for Your Mantel (Or Anywhere!)

XOXO Valentine's Day Mantel Setup
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means we have another great excuse to decorate our mantels (as if we even need an excuse!). Today I'm sharing an easy mantel setup using x's and o's… and lots of 'em. Click through to find out how to make the different elements of this fun display.   

 

XOXO Valentine's Day Mantel Setup
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Some pieces of this mantel setup are store-bought, and some are handmade. Here's what you'll need:

Materials

 

  • x's and o's from the craft store (be sure to raid the sale bin, keeping in mind that you can paint them a different color)
  • Spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Metallic cardstock
  • Large xoxo computer printout in your favorite font
  • Alphabet stickers
  • White chalk marker
  • Scrap wood
  • Sharpie (not pictured)
  • Gold votives
  • Flowers with clear vases 
XOXO Valentine's Day Mantel Setup
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

For the pink xoxo board, place large alphabet stickers on a piece of scrap wood and spread them out evenly across the board. Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 10 Ways To Style Your Mantel For Thanksgiving

Eye Candy: 10 Ways To Style Your Mantel For Thanksgiving
Photo: Eighteen25

Thanksgiving is so close I can taste it, which means that it’s high time I style my mantel for the big day. I’ve been doing some serious research online, looking for inspiration… and today I’m sharing it with you. Here are ten of my favorite mantel styling ideas.    

 

Eye Candy: 10 Ways To Style Your Mantel For Thanksgiving
Photo: Craftberry Bush

1. Framed wreaths add a unique bit of character to this mantel with a neutral palette. Read more about it here. [Photo: Craftberry Bush]

  

Eye Candy: 10 Ways To Style Your Mantel For Thanksgiving
Photo: Michelle Janeen

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Charming Paper Flowers for Your Spring Mantel Decor

Curbly Original: Charming Paper Flower Easter Mantel

Photo: Faith Towers

Now that springtime has officially arrived, that means that those of us who celebrate Easter are probably starting to think about decorating our homes for the holiday. My mantel has been empty since I removed my winter décor, so it was begging for some festive embellishments. So I whipped up a few paper flowers to add some beautiful pastels to the room. Click through to find out how to make your own paper flower Easter mantel.    Continue Reading

How To: Elegant DIY Wooden Mantel from Scratch!

How-To: Elegant DIY Wooden Mantel
Photo: Faith Towers

I recently tackled a big project for my dining room – a DIY wooden mantel – and today, I'm pretty excited to share the process with you. If you have a fireplace without much character like mine used to be, this project might be the perfect solution for you. And let me be clear … I only have basic woodworking know-how, so this is feasible for anybody with a bit of crafty know-how and a willingness to try.  Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 10 Unique Holiday Mantel Ideas

Eye Candy: 10 Unique Holiday Mantel Ideas
Photo: HGTV

Having grown up in a mantel-less house, I never knew what all the fuss was about during the holidays – but now that I have a mantel, I get it. It’s really quite enjoyable to decorate it a different way every season! So today I’m sharing some of my favorite holiday mantel ideas from across the web. Click through to get inspired!   

 

Eye Candy: 10 Unique Holiday Mantel Ideas
Photo: Eclectically Vintage

1. Bold marquis lights add a playful vibe to this pretty mantel setup. Continue Reading

IKEA Hack: How to Make a Simple Mantel from a Wood Shelf

For me, a mantel is a must. Where else will I share all my fave holiday decor items and hang the garlands?! Our new apartment came with a fireplace, but no mantel above! Crazy, right? I wasn’t about to enter the holiday season without one, so decided to make my own with a piece of plywood found at IKEA and some other basic pieces of hardware!      

 

Look at that top photo. Isn’t it just sad and empty? Continue Reading