How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel for the Holidays

For anyone looking for easy tips to decorate a fireplace mantel, this is for you. Here are the 5 inexpensive things I added to create a festive holiday mantel.


The first thing I added was the fake garland on the top of the mantel. Someday I’ll experiment with a real garland but… baby steps!

Battery Operated Lights

After I laid the garland, I added the EASIEST layer of lights! I didn’t “wrap” it but instead just spread it out and tucked it into the garland every so often.

Stocking Holders

I then picked up three plain stocking holders at Target. I personally like that these are simple and “hide” under the garland.


In true Target fashion, I picked up three of these plaid stockings while I was there. Someday I’ll get the stockings embroidered. I think it would be a fun touch down the road.

Extra Accessories

Other extra things you can add are candle sticks on one side of the mantel, a basket with presents, or you can drape holiday cards! Make it your own!

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