Hello and welcome. Raise your hand if you have a gigantic, black TV hanging over your mantel. (Can you see my hand flying around?) Even if you don’t, I’ve got a few DIY Christmas mantel decor ideas that will work either way. I stayed very basic but with a slight twist that anyone can do. OK…back to the TV.
Our family room is used all the time and honestly, it’s all about the TV. (Read how I transformed it with paint several years ago.) Putting the TV over the mantel was the right choice for us because our room is long and chopped up with windows and doors. The only time I regret our choice is at Christmas. I wish I could hang an amazing wreath with gorgeous garland dripping from the mantel.
Since I can’t, I have come up with a way to make it festive but still functional. There is an outlet behind the TV so plugging in lights is no problem. This year I used the greenery from last year’s stairway decor. It was the right length but even if it was a little shorter or a little longer it still would have worked.
A Christmas mantel isn’t complete without some stockings. I picked out three coordinating stockings from my online shop. They bring a pop of red into the mix and I love the ticking.
A couple of things about working around a TV. First, make sure to tuck the greenery under your TV so it doesn’t block the signal from your remote. I have it nice and fluffy in the pics but right after I had to smoosh it down. Second, make sure not to disturb any of the wires or cords. When I was trying to get the lights plugged in I must have bumped the HDMI cord and it actually broke. We didn’t realize it until five minutes before the start of the Notre Dame game…which let me tell you was just a little stressful. Thank heavens we have other TV’s in the house! I had to replace the HDMI cable and it wasn’t cheap. So…just be careful.
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