Modern Aqua Christmas Mantel

Christmas is all about aqua at my house. Shocking, huh? Every day is all about aqua at my house. But this year, I went even a little bolder than I normally do. Yet simple. All at the same time. What the huh? Yeah, I decided to do just a couple of big impact bits that really showcase the things I love – and so this year my Christmas Mantel was all about three things: aqua, deer and disco balls.

modern aqua christmas mantel


A couple of my Instagram friends run a lovely online shop and sent me the super sweet gift of the deer head. But he was kinda brownish/creamish – which totally didn’t go with my decor.

modern aqua Christmas Mantel


I’ve never painted anything resin before with anything other than spray paint, and I wasn’t really sure of how it would stay on its own. So I decided to add in some BB Frosch chalk paint powder to Devine Color paint (from Target) to I had all the power of chalk paint but I had control of the color (and bonus it’s MUCH cheaper!)

modern aqua Christmas Mantel


Just one good coat and he was painted. I sprayed it all with clear polyacrylic to seal it up (you can also use wax.)

modern aqua Christmas MantelThen I hung him on the wall and added in greenery – with a touch of disco balls of course.

modern aqua Christmas Mantel


Then I added on my disco ball garland (you can get the DIY here if you missed it). Along with some fringe garland (which I really need to write the tutorial for – oops!)
modern aqua Christmas Mantel


And some stockings made from thrift store sweaters that I’ve had a few years now. See, I told you it was simple!

Christmas SpectacularWant even more holiday ideas? I’m joining my friends Jenna, CaitlynKelly and Jen this year to bring you a week that’s chock full of Christmas ideas! 5 Bloggers + 5 days = 25 holiday ideas. See, we’ve got you covered! PS – If you’re a blogger be sure to stop by on Friday, we’re hosting a link party for YOUR holiday ideas!


About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. It all looks fantastic Gina, I have also used the aqua color in my home this year.

  2. It looks great! Love the bright color and the bling with the disco balls!

  3. Love it all! My Fave Color Combo too…checking out the paint also.Thanks Gina ~

  4. I love aqua. How fun and totally you. Love it all. I

  5. That is so creative!

  6. I LOVE it!!!


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