Rustic Holiday Mantel...


Today we are sharing the third mantel design we styled for our feature, One Mantel, Three Ways for the Holidays for DIY Network! This one has a casual, rustic, outdoorsy feel and fits beautifully with a white or wood mantel. To achieve this look, incorporate reclaimed wood, burlap and pine to create a rustic feel. We created 3 easy DIY projects that you can easily recreate to dress up your own holiday mantel. Also, be sure to check out our glam holiday mantel ideas here and our traditional mantel ideas here.


We created this simple wood reindeer art using reclaimed wood, our reindeer printable template and paint. Super easy!


We love bay leaf garlands and wreaths for the holidays! However, they aren't always easy to find so we decided to make a paper version of our own! Use the step by step instructions here to create one for your mantel or banister!


Adding a simple, printable "Happy Holidays" banner is the perfect finishing touch to your mantel. Download the banner here

Styling + Design  |  The TomKat Studio
Jute Twine, Craft Tools |  The TomKat Studio Shop
Photography  |  Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

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  1. Veronica 12/05/2014

    This mantel looks so clean and gorgeous. I love the white reindeer pattern

  2. JJ 12/05/2014

    I used the 'Give Thanks' banner for Thanksgiving and hated to take it down. I was so happy to see this today. Just printed and replaced the letters. Thanks!

  3. Trisha 12/05/2014

    This is so beautiful! I love all 3, but this one is my favorite.

  4. Lucy 12/06/2014

    What a beautiful mantel!!

  5. Tina Dahl 12/06/2014

    I am SO making the wood reindeer art! It will be perfect on my mantle!!

  6. Brenda 12/11/2014

    I LOVE this mantle! I liked all three, but this is my favorite. Absolutely gorgeous, Kim! I may have to try doing the "paper bag" garland ... genius!

    • Kim 10/03/2015

      Thanks, Brenda!

  7. Mike 06/07/2015

    Would you happen to know what the name of the stone that was used on the fireplace? It is beatiful!

    • Kim 10/03/2015

      Hi Mike,
      I'm not sure, but the owner painted the original stone white.

  8. Kylie 10/03/2015

    Love this look. Where are the mini artificial trees from? They are so cute!

    • Kim 10/03/2015

      Hi Kylie!
      They were from Crate & Barrel!

  9. ryanahargrave 12/04/2015

    Ahhh! This is gorgeous! Any idea what the wall paint color is?

  10. pcfchick 12/08/2015

    We resized the reindeer and made a smaller version of this mantle piece! Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration!


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