January Mantel decor

happy monday! i don’t know if its just me, or what, but everyone seems to be passing over January and right to Valentine’s Day?! i mean, don’t get me wrong, i love V-day. {umm, hello. its my BIRTHDAY! and yes, we celebrate big around here} but i like to give January a fair shot and celebrate winter and snow and snowmen. so i do decorate my mantel for January. {granted it will be coming down in the near future in favor of some red, pink, and heart decor} but, this is my winter mantelscape this year:

mantel decor for january

from left to right: a large milk glass plate {did i mention i collect them?}, snowball candle from PartyLite, 2×4 wood snowmen, snow sweater pillow, wood snowflake {had for years, spray painted blue}, and cotton balls and snowball candles in apothecary jars. {used E6000 to glue candle sticks and jars together to make}.

snow decorations

i love snowmen {as you probably remember}, but i don’t associate them with christmas {weird? maybe}. the official first day of winter was only a couple weeks ago {December 22}…..so, i guess that’s why i have a “Winter” mantel in January. i think the snowmen hold me over for those few awkward {and very bare!!} weeks after the christmas decor comes down.  probably doesn’t make any sense, but whatever!! lol i’ll start designing my Valentine’s Day mantel in a week or two.

PS Happy Birthday, Davis! {aka Mr. Craftaholics Anonymous}

does anyone else celebrate winter in january? or am i the only crazy one here?


Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    i love the small snow pillow! the white and blue theme is so pretty

  2. 2

    While I don’t celebrate winter, because, well I hate winter. I’m a spring/summer kind of gal. Anyway, you are not crazy. My sister asked me the other day if it was weird to keep her snowmen up after Christmas. I told her no. It’s still winter after all and snowmen had nothing to do with Santa or Jesus in my opinion.

    1. 2.1

      That’s exactly how I feel about snowmen and Christmas!! thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,

  3. 4

    I love your mantle! Those snowmen are just adorable:) I am trying not to skip right to Valentine’s day, but I’ll tell you it’s kinda hard! Take care-

  4. 5

    Your mantle is so pretty! I love to celebrate winter; I put snowy things up as I take Christmas down. Going with a snow theme also allows me to leave some of my holiday decorations out, like pine cones and branches that sparkle. Then I’ll add some hearts for Valentine’s Day later in January, and when that is over I replace them with shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day. Spring comes out for Easter. I love seasonal decorating!

  5. 6

    I do the exact thing with the snowmen–they are my decor when I’m not really ready to let go of the holiday decorating; they carry my house over to Valentine’s Day, which I don’t really decorate for till Feb 1. I’ve always loved snowmen! Why? Well, they are always cute, yes but seriously, have you ever seen a sad one? They are always smiling! (ok, unless they’re melting…) I love love love winter and snow! (and am extremely bummed that we’ve hardly had ANY!)

  6. 7

    Cute! I know what you mean about skipping January-I am adding some Winter decor here and there when I can. It’s too soon for Valentine’s day!

  7. 8

    No…not crazy. Love your winter display! I just keep my Christmas/winter mantel up until the end of January! Ha!

  8. 9

    Happy B-day a day late. I know just how you feel regarding your birthday. Mine is tomorrow. I make birthday’s a big deal because as a kid, I always got forgotten Christmas presents for my birthday, half of my parties were cancelled because the weather in Kansas usually turned into a blizzard on my party night and yes, my 16the birthday was completely forgotten! So.,, I am now trying to make my 01/11 b-day a national holiday (I’m not succeeding very well)! :-) I love your blog and look forward to your posts. I have actually made a few of your craft ideas since I found your blog (december). I figure I better take advantage of my free time and craft since once I find employment, my crafting time will be limited. Hope you had a great day.

    1. 9.1

      Hi Kim,
      Happy Happy Birthday!! My hubby can totally relate!! such a hard time of year to have a birthday. I’m so glad you found my blog! Hope you find a job soon!
      happy crafting,

  9. 10

    Oooooh! I love your winter mantel – it’s so fresh and clean! Pretty! I also love to decorate for winter – it’s a must where I live as we basically have winter from Oct/Nov to May!

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  11. 11

    I thought that I was the only one! I also don’t associate snowmen with Christmas and love to have all things snow, snowflakes, and snowmen in January! I love your mantle and I am SO glad to know that I am not the only one!

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