I went for a simple and natural look for the winter mantle this year. I mainly used things I already had on hand except for the wreath that I made for uber cheap!
The wreath was a $2 find at Target after Halloween. I spray painted it white, added some pinecones and found the white branch/snowflake thing at Joann's for about 50 cents.
The ribbon was some clearance ribbon I found at Michaels. There is plenty do use elsewhere for Christmas.
I spray painted pine cones silver and white. I also lightly spray painted the pine needles silver. It just lightened them up a bit and gave them a "frosted" look.
I put everything in vintage green and white vases that I already had on hand and threw some silver ornaments up there.
I used twine hot glue to make a pine cone garland to hang across the mantle.
I love how the garland turned out. It's so simple and natural.
And if you like the stockings, be sure to check out my tutorial on how I made those a few years ago! I need to add another one for next year.