Easy Way to Decorate a Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Mantel

How is your Christmas decorating coming along?  If you’re ready to update your mantel for the holidays, take a look at how I used a wooden sign to inspire our rustic farmhouse Christmas mantel!  

When I woke up this morning, I got the bright idea to change the Christmas decor on my mantel…

Stone Fireplace Decorated for Christmas

Before today, the mantel consisted of my usual black and white photo grouping with a few Christmas additions.  You can see it in the background here…

Open Concept Kitchen Family Room Decorated for Christmas

Kind of plain, but totally fine…

Suddenly today, I felt like trying something new so I pulled out the Snow Day artwork that I recently bought at Michael’s Craft Store.  Originally, I had planned to bring this to our place in Vermont next time we go up.

Stone Fireplace with Rustic Sign for Christmas

But it works in here for Christmas too!  It kind of brings a fun, festive vibe to the family room.

Rustic Christmas Sign on Stone Fireplace

I also brought in my skiing Santa that I used on my kitchen stove mantel last year.  Since my boys are really into skiing, the artwork and the Santa made sense in here.  Let’s see how they like the new look when they get home from school.

Skiing Santa in front of Stone Fireplace

Although, I am not thrilled with how the silver stocking hangers look in the mix, I think I will keep the mantel like this through Christmas.

Stone Fireplace with a Rustic Farmhouse Look for Christmas

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And if you want to see how I repurposed the sign for fall, see – Buffalo Check Inspired Fall Mantel.

Have you changed any of your Christmas decor once you put it up?

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  1. It's very pretty this way. I'm completely guilty of messing with my decorations right up until Christmas!

  2. Shelley, I love your sign and your mantel!…it is perfect! I constantly fluff and rearrange Christmas decor.

  3. The layout of your kitchen/family room is similar to mine. Those are the rooms we used the most. I like to change my mantel with the season, we all enjoy the change. I love your pretty sign and the Santa. I'm sure your kids love the new decor.

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