I finally decorated my mantle for Spring... nothing like waiting until the week before Easter to do it.
I used all items I had on hand or made items with supplies I had on hand and I love how it came out.
I didn't want to make it too Eastery, especially since it is just the week before Easter, so I only did a few Easter elements and the rest is just spring so I can easily make the entire thing spring.
Here are some closer shots of the different elements.
We have had these frames since we lived in KY. We picked them up at our favorite thrift store in Louisville, Tickled Pink, and I FINALLY just got around to painting them and getting them up on the wall.
I am SO thrilled to finally have them up!!
I added a few decorations to them but nothing major- just a little bunting banner here and there, and then I added two of the coffee filter flowers I created (tutorial to come tomorrow) inside two of the frames.
On the left side of the mantle I placed an Easter basket that I've had for years now on it's side and placed the eggs spilling out of it with Easter grass.
I then put two little birds I bought at World Market last year by and on the basket along with another coffee filter flower sitting on a mason jar.
On the right side, I placed three large coffee filter flowers.
Two on mason jars and one just on the mantle.
I also placed another bird by the flowers... oops- he got cut out of the pic!
Here is a full shot of the top portion of the mantle.
I also created a braided ribbon garland (tutorial also coming- so simple!) and draped it onto the front of the mantle.
In the bottom of the fireplace, I placed the large lantern I used to have on top of the mantle, a cloche full of eggs, another coffee filter flower, and then a plaque I created using printable vinyl (tutorial for this coming too!)
I love how it all came out!
It is a lot of white but with the bright pops of color it is perfect for spring and perhaps last a little longer into summer as well.
And stay tuned for all the tutorials on many of the projects I have on my mantle.