Truly it’s all about the magic of the season. So I decided to bring some magic to my mantel. Making a magical Christmas mantel today, let me show you the details.
A DIY tutorial to make a magical Christmas mantel including a scrolled wood sign. Make your Christmas magical with a fun sign, mini ornaments and garland.
I’m participating in the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas series organized by Krista at The Happy Housie. Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our holiday mantels and a few vignette decorating ideas, to help inspire you for the upcoming holidays.
Gosh there’s so much gorgeousness to inspire your holiday decorating! Let’s begin with my magical mantel. Truth be told we have three mantels in our home and of course I can never do the same thing twice so that makes for a lot of mantel decorating every Christmas.
Christmas Mantel 2019
This year I opted for a lot color and fun in the dining room. I went way out of my comfort zone with the paint colors for the sign. But it’s so different and fresh, it really catches your eye.
- colorful sign
- multi-color glass ornaments
- greenery and wood elements
I’m obsessed with my scroll saw so anytime I can incorporate a scrolled project into a space by golly I’m doing it. Scroll signs add so much dimension and life that a flat painted sign just doesn’t have.
It’s as if the magic is hopping off the wall and into your life. Which is exactly what we should be feeling during the holidays!
For the greenery I started with a base of fake garland. I used a 12′ pre-lit Norway garland that’s battery operated. Then I added a few fresh greens into the mix just to make it look a little more natural.
To add a ton of color I used 100 mini glass ornaments. Attach the ornaments to the greenery using green floral wire so they stay put.
- pre-lit garland
- fresh greens
- mini glass ornaments
- green floral wire
- handmade scrolled sign
To make the sign I found a fun circus font and set up my layout in Picmonkey. Then I printed to size using Blockposter. Also I changed the font detail by making the double diamond center portion into a more retro looking elongated diamond.
Each letter started with a stacked cut of 1/4″ plywood, 1/2″ mdf then 1/4″ plywood. As you pull off each layer you cut away another portion of the template.
Once all the pieces are cut prime everything and paint. The backing is just some scrap v-groove board I had lying around with a simple flat lattice border.
Be sure to visit all the amazing holiday mantel ideas below. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to the different posts.
The Happy Housie // Cherished Bliss // The Handmade Home
Modern Glam // Craftberry Bush
House by Hoff // Rambling Renovators // Rooms FOR Rent
Jenna Kate at Home // Just a Girl and Her Blog
The Turquoise Home // Sincerely, Marie Designs // Grace In My Space
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia // Zevy Joy
Lolly Jane // Tatertots and Jello // She Gave it a Go
Jamie Costiglio //Southern State of Mind
Place of My Taste // Summer Adams Designs // Life is a Party
We Are The Joneses // Kim Power Style
The DIY Mommy // Two Twenty One // My 100 Year Old Home
This is Our Bliss // Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Amber Tysl // Styled With Lace // Happy Happy Nester
Clean and Scentsible // My Sweet Savannah // So Much Better With Age
Thanks for joining me for this magical Christmas mantel project. Please leave any questions in the comments below and be sure to follow me on social media for sneak peeks, tools and project inspiration:
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Lucky you with three mantels! That could be a challenge not to run out of ideas. Thank you for sharing your mantel on the blog hop.
How do you attach the layers of wood together before cutting? I saw someone use double sided tape and it was not fun or easy getting apart. Thanks!
Hi Kristina, I use contact paper on both sides with spray adhesive in between. Then when I’m done cutting I peel off the contact paper – it leaves no residue and peels off very easily.