Christmas decorating ideas for your mantelpiece

Follow these simple steps for a quick way to dress up your mantel this Christmas

Country Christmas mantelpiece

Choose a mantelpiece garland that could double up as a card hanger – this one has little buckets for Advent gifts. Punch a hole in your christmas cards, tie on with string and add candy cane decorations to complete this charming country look.

CRAFT IDEA

We love this Rusty Bucket Advent Calendar,

£27.95 from Aspen & Brown, but if you’re itching to get stuck into Christmas crafts, why not make your own?

Hang mini flower pots by the handle along a coloured ribbon. Don’t worry if they’re looking a bit tired, spray paint them in gold, silver or copper to leave them gleaming. Tie them in place on the ribbon with string.

Finish off your homemade advent calendar by sticking numbered cardboard labels to pegs and attaching them to the ribbon – and of course, fill each bucket with sweet treats!

Looking for more festive ideas?

Visit our Christmas hub for everything from Christmas gift ideas to craft videos.

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