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A Christmas Village Mantel

Create A Christmas Village Mantel for the holiday season! Mix and match tiny houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights. Festive and so pretty.

Welcome back friends! Today I’m sharing my Christmas mantel as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series hosted by my friend Krista of The Happy Housie. I’ve joined in with a group of blogger friends and we’re sharing our holiday mantels with you in hopes to inspire your own home decorating! Make sure to have a look at all of the mantels in the links at the bottom of this post. As well, if you missed any of my previous posts as part of this series, make sure to check out my DIY Orange and Cinnamon Stick Napkin Rings, my DIY Cinnamon Stick Sleigh Ornaments, and my FREE Christmas Planner Pages for the Kitchen.

My most simple mantel yet.

Last year I put together a Fresh Cedar Mantel which I loved, and was planning to create again for this holiday season. But then I took a trip to Walmart in search of some Christmas decor and I found something which changed my mind.

a close up of a sandstone fireplace with a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights. to the left is a green Christmas tree

It all started with a little wooden house.

This mantel was inspired by a cute little wooden house I saw at tucked into a box at the back of Walmart…well several little houses actually. As soon as I saw them I grabbed 6! They were only $7.97 a piece so how could I not?! My only regret is that I didn’t buy more, because when I went back later, they were gone.

a close up of a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights

Christmas Villages are the cutest.

These little houses immediately made me think of a Christmas village so that’s what I decided I would use them for. They were in great condition, except for the roof tops which were a little dirty and had some paint nicks, so I just gave the tops a fresh coat of white sparkly paint.

a close up of a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights

Adorable.

a close up of a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights

After I painted the roof tops I put the houses out on my mantel with a few bottle brush trees I had in my Christmas stash, but something was missing…it just needed more.

a close up of a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights

And of course, with the weird way social media works and how it seems to know where you’ve been shopping and what you’ve been buying, I saw an ad pop up with these adorable white ceramic houses from Crate & Barrel. So of course, I bought the set. They are THE CUTEST.

a close up of a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights

And the perfect addition to my Christmas Village Mantel. Look how pretty they are.

a close up of a white mantel topped with a tiny wooden house, a white ceramic church, bottle brush trees, and fairy lights
a close up of a sandstone fireplace with a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights
a sandstone fireplace with a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights. on the side of the mantel are white shelves filled with cedar boughs, white baskets, white picture frames and chopped wood

I think this is my most favourite mantel yet. I love how simple and pretty it looks…and it’s neutral enough that I might even keep it up throughout the winter months. It matches perfectly with my stone fireplace and blends in nicely with the rest of my Christmas decor.

a sandstone fireplace with a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights. there is a fire lit in the fireplace
a sandstone fireplace with a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights. on the side of the mantel are white shelves filled with cedar boughs, white baskets and chopped wood. there is a fire lit in the fireplace

I’m really loving the simplicity of my mantel and shelves…it’s a really nice soft balance to the rest of the room where I have the couch loaded up with red, green and plaid!

a sandstone fireplace with a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights. on the side of the mantel are white shelves filled with cedar boughs, white baskets and chopped wood. in the foreground is a white couch filled with plaid Christmas pillows
a close up of a sandstone fireplace with a white mantel filled with tiny wooden and ceramic houses, bottle brush trees, candles and fairy lights. to the left is a green Christmas tree

The Prettiest at Night

One of my most favourite things about this mantel is how it looks all lit up at night. So cozy, so cute.

a fireplace mantel at night filled with mini houses lit with candles

Thank you for taking a little tour through my Christmas Village Mantel!

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More Festive Christmas Mantels!

As I mentioned, today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas with you as well. Be sure to visit their posts by clicking on the links below the images.

Snowy Natural Rustic Christmas Mantel Decor at The Happy Housie

Asymmetrical Christmas Mantel Garland at Maison de Pax

How to Create a Gorgeous Full Christmas Mantel Garland at Maison de Cinq

How to Design an Elegant Christmas Mantel at Grace in My Space

Festive Farmhouse Holiday Mantel Decor at She Gave it a Go

Colorful Holiday Bedroom Mantel at tatertots and jello

Classic Burgundy and Silver Mantel at Deeply Southern Home

A Traditional Red and Silver Christmas Mantel at Sincerely, Marie Designs

Elegant Holiday Mantel with Candlesticks at Modern Glam

Console Table Holiday Mantel at Rooms for Rent

How to Decorate a Rustic Christmas Mantel at The Tattered Pew

Neutral Christmas Mantel with Green Garland at Taryn Whiteaker Designs

Red and White Modern Holiday Mantel at This is Simplicite

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel Ideas at Clean and Scentsible

Asymmetrical Christmas Mantel Ideas at Life is a Party

Our Outdoor Fireplace at Christmas at This is Our Bliss

A Christmas Village Mantel at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

An Elegant Christmas Mantel at Rambling Renovators

Green and Gold Neutral Holiday Mantel at Joanna Anastasia

Warm and Elegant Holiday Mantel at Life is Better at Home

Merry Christmas!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Emily Conner
    November 25, 2021 at 6:19 AM

    This is so beautiful!!!

  • Reply
    Mansa
    November 25, 2021 at 11:28 AM

    I love your Christmas village! You have an amazing collection and I love that you displayed them on the mantel!

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