Simple Winter Mantel

Happy Monday! What do you do with the few awkward weeks after Christmas? Do you do a winter mantel or do you go from Christmas decor straight to Valentine’s Day? Well, I like to put up a few winter decorations on my mantel for a few weeks into January while I put together my Valentine mantel. {check out last year’s winter mantel here} Ok, so I like to go all out with my V-day mantel! Its an important holiday to me and so it takes me a couple weeks to put it together. {And I have some really awesome plans for this year!}

Anyways, here’s the simple Winter Mantel I put together for this year.

Winter Mantel

winter mantle

My theme was icy blue. I used different shades of blue and turquoise. I added some sparkle and shine with touches of metallic.

winter mantel

Love my wood snowflakes!


This cute trinket box is one of my favorite aspects of this grouping. The intricate detail and glass knob are perfect! I found it at Hobby Lobby.

winter decor

Gotta love a small chalkboard to write little messages on. Gah! Chalkboard!!! Love it. Davis teased me for buying the silver urn at Target’s after Christmas sale. But hey, its ridiculously cute! Love how its slightly distressed and totally awesome. {PS don’t look too closely or you’ll see me behind my tripod snapping pics in the reflection! haha} 

snowman craft

Some of you may remember this adorable pair of 2×4 wood snowmen from last year. They are really easy to make! Some of you emailed me and told me about making them with your kiddos. That’s awesome! They are a fantastic kid craft!

Thank you for stopping by Craftaholics Anonymous® today! I really appreciate it!

If you’re looking for some Valentine’s Day crafts to get started on check out these cute Love Blocks, Valentine’s Day wreath, or this burlap Valentine’s Day wreath! Or check out my Valentine’s Day pinterest board

happy crafting,


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 this look – I just used this color combination in my renovated lower level (basement). I also bought two of those mercury class tall vases you show (at HomeGoods) for my holiday mantel and am trying to incorporate them into a look for after the holidays – this has inspired me.

    Thank you,

  2. 2

    Beautiful! I love the idea of decorating for winter, it takes away the sting of taking down the Christmas decorations!

  3. 3

    I love those blocks with the ribbon. Such a simple idea but it looks adorable! I was thinking of doing a winter mantel also but by the time I figure it out it will probably be Valentine’s Day. lol Have a great week!

  4. 4

    I lover your winter mantle…cool and frosty

  5. 6

    Veeery cute! :D

  6. 7
    Eva Scott

    Really pretty. Love that turquoise trinket box!

  7. 8
    Natosha Zachary

    I love it. Simple, but beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. 9

    AHHHH!! That so just helped me! I was having a mantel issue — an open space directly in the middle and the snowflakes would be perfect!

  9. 10

    Love it! I don’t decorate my mantle but my kitchen window instead. I’m planning Valentine’s Day right now.

  10. 11

    Where are the snowflakes from?

    1. 11.1

      Hi Jess,
      I bought 2 of them about 6 years ago at Tai Pan. I got the one on the left at Target right after Christmas this year. Thanks for stopping by today!
      happy crafting,

  11. 12

    Love this… just inspired!

  12. 13

    Simply love the aqua, turquoise, silver look! Spectacular!

  13. 14

    I love the blue & white. I didn’t even do a Christmas mantel this year. I need to change it up soon.

  14. 15
    Sue Richins

    So clever!!!!

  15. 16

    Hi, Linda

    I just love this look on your mantle. Keep warm.



  16. 17

    Oh yes, I do love Vday, but I’m all about the white of winter after Christmas. I recently made some salt trees to put up this month. (
    That little aqua jar is just delightful!!!

  17. 18

    You’re REALLY making me wish I had a mantel…I guess I should at least find a large shelf so I can start doing cute themed things like this!

  18. 19

    The mantle looks great. I love incorporating snowflakes into decor for winter! Now, if only I could get some snowflakes outside here in VA…

    1. 19.1

      Thanks Shannah! It seems like we usually get snow in March here in VA! ;) {fingers crossed we get a little this year!} Thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,