My After Christmas Snowy Winter Fireplace

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Christmas may be over but your decor doesn’t have to be! Come see how to put snowy winter fireplace decor together for a cozy look.After Christmas Snowy Winter Fireplace graphic.Pin

I usually find that decorating my fireplace after Christmas is fairly easy.  Often times, I already know what I want to do while I’m right in the midst of taking my decorations down.

I made sure to use lots of texture and all of the elements of winter when decorating my fireplace. Pin

But, that wasn’t the case for me this year.  I must have been all decorated out after the flurry surrounding the holidays and my creativity seemed to have left me in a lurch.  No matter how much I stared and stared at my fireplace, nothing would come to me!


Winter mantel decorated with faux greenery, white candles and diy snowflakes on a stick.Pin

I used to fret about such things, but I’ve learned over the years to just relax and something will eventually come to me.  Well…that something came to me when Pookie and I were out hitting a few of the after Christmas sales!

Farmhouse fireplace winter mantel and hearth.Pin

Oh, how I love shopping after Christmas!  Not the first day or even the second day after Christmas – it’s too crowded.  I prefer to wait several days afterwards and then start hitting some of my favorite stores.  By then, most stores have marked their items down to rock bottom prices!

My first bit of inspiration struck at the dollar store where they had all of their Christmas marked 50% off – that’s 50¢, y’all!  That was where I spied tons of snowflakes.   I had found my snowy theme!

Easy to make snowflakes on a stick .Pin

Then, I found several different styles of adorable black and white Nordic-look sweater and yarn-wrapped ornaments, at a different store, and my fireplace mantel plan was born!

Woolen Christmas balls on the mantel.Pin

I left the layer of faux greenery from Christmas in place and proceeded to decorate away!  The adorable Nordic ornaments were placed here and there. As a final snowy touch, I scattered snowflakes around that I cut out with a snowflake punch and white cardstock.

DIY snowflakes on a stick with candles and evergreen on the mantel.Pin

Cute little wooden stools were perfect for topping with my snow covered faux mini trees.  And the leaning shutters behind them make a great backdrop.

A small Christmas tree on a wooden stool with a shutter background.Pin

A trip to a local fabric store allowed me get what I needed to created the winter wreath above the mantel.

10 Minute Winter Wreath on the wall above the mantel.Pin

The wreath and snowflakes were soooo easy, y’all!  You can find the step by step tutorial by clicking HERE.

Painted red brick fireplace with winter decor.Pin

It turned out to be a little bit prophetic that I used a snowy theme for my fireplace, because here’s what we woke up to Saturday morning.  This is what over 8″ of snow looks like at my house in North Carolina!

Home of Worthing Court Blog with snow on the ground.Pin

I try to do something different with my fireplace every season.  Check out how I decorated it last winter HERE.

2016 Winter Mantel And Hearth

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Wood and Metal Wall Plaque – Kirkland’s (on sale!), Mine has been painted.

Gray Shutters (similar) – Wayfair (available in multiple colors)

Mini Flocked Tree (similar) – Wayfair (almost half off!)

Black and White Ornaments (similar) – HERE, HERE, and HERE 

Mini Wooden Stool – Hobby Lobby

Small White Bucket – Target

Round Wicker Basket (similar) – World Market

Black Lantern – Ikea

Snowflake Shape Paper Punch – Michael’s

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  1. Very beautiful mantle!Great job!

    1. Katherine says:

      I just love the plaid wreath! Looks so homey!!!

  2. I love this! I also spent all day trying to decorate my mantel. I’m in Texas so it didn’t feel like winter at 70 lol

  3. Anne Marie says:

    Beautiful room – love the wreat. I am looking forward to the tutorial.

  4. Beautiful and so appropriate for Winter. Thank you for providing the shopping guide…just one of many reasons I love your blog!

  5. Always love your mantles and appreciate your explanation of how they evolved. Thanks!

  6. Looks beautiful and just in time for the winter snow! Thanks for the ideas.

  7. It’s always hard for me to know how to decorate after Christmas. Thanks for the great tips!

  8. Your fireplace mantle looks great. I love the snowflakes and am anxious to see how you did them.

  9. Laura Santo says:

    Love your decor and looking forward to the snowflake tutorial.

  10. Love your mantle. I wished I would have not packed my trees & snowflakes away with my Christmas stuff.

  11. Pam Leming says:

    I live in the North Carolina Mountains, close to Asheville and am curious as to where you live. Love, Love my mountains and would not be happy any where else. I am a retired visual arts instructor but still love to paint, decorate, etc. Love your site.

    1. Hi Pam. I’m in Greensboro, NC. I lived in Asheville for a few years as a child, 10 – 15 years old. I was too young to appreciate the beauty of the mountains then, but oh, how my mom loved them! I love, love, love going back for visits!

      1. Liz Hodges says:

        Hi Suzy, I’m replying to this comment because I couldn’t see where to leave a new comment. I’m wondering what measurement of shutters you chose from Wayfair. Thanks!!

        1. Hi Liz. The gray shutters that you see on my mantel are actually old bifold doors that I took apart and cut in half a long time ago. 🙂 If I were to actually use shutters, I would probably order the 35″ x 15″ size from Wayfair. Of course, the size you select depends upon what would work in your setting. For future reference, you should be able to scroll all the way to the bottom of the comments to see a spot where you can leave a new comment.

  12. Love this look! After I stopped turning my Christmas tree lights on in the evening (but had yet to take it down), I still turned on the lights in the greenery on my mantle. That’s when I asked myself, “What law says I have to stop lighting my mantle just because Christmas is over!” I created a similar look and will enjoy the soft glow of my lighted greenery into February! Thanks for the inspiration and confirmation!

  13. Love your snowy winter fireplace, Suzy! You never disappoint when it come to your decorating! Can’t wait for the tutorials on the wreath and the snowflakes!

  14. What a beautiful mantle for winter. I adore the scarf wreath. You may have posted this somewhere, but do you mind sharing your wall color?

    1. Hi Lauren. I’m happy to share! Our entire house is painted with Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige.

  15. Love your mantle with the black touches.

  16. Absolutely, positively, without a doubt beyond gorgeous!!! I know that you have to smile every time you are in that room!!! Well, well, well, well done and THANKS for sharing. It has made my day just to see it 🙂

  17. Suzy, the picture if your house covered with snow is so beautiful.

  18. What a beautiful view of your home. Your fireplace and mantel make me want to come over for a cup of tea! May take me awhile, I’m coming from Ohio!

  19. Kathy Bucciarelli says:

    Loved the fireplace! Should have decorated mine also but like you just couldn’t wrap my mind around anything.