It’s finally here…Spring has arrived and I couldn’t be happier! It truly felt like the longest Winter ever! Our Spring Mantel is full of bright Spring colors, fresh flowers and cute decorations.
It’s time to pull out your Spring decorations and spruce up your Mantel!
Late last Fall, Doug painted the Living Room and also the Mantel area. Since it takes up one whole wall, and there is a lot of white, I wanted to break up the color a bit with a colorful board. Then pulled in all the elements of Spring – flowers, seed packets, gardening, bunnies, birds, bird houses and rain.
We started with a roll of Burlap Ribbon that I found at Walmart. Then decided it needed a little color, so I hunted through my stash of fabric and added some pink gingham check. Then we added the board with the garland.
For the Spring Garland, we started with a piece of Bead Board from The Home Depot and lightly added yellow paint with a rag, letting the white show through a bit. The piece of wood was already cut. The Spring Letters that we made a couple years were then added. I love the pink and green colors for Spring. Then seed packets that we found at Walmart, they are only .20 cents each. And a couple Pinwheels on the ends for color.
To attach the letters to the twine we used Elmer’s medium glue dots. Then attached with mini clothespins found in the office supplies at Walmart.
- Attach the twine to the back of the letter with 2 glue dots
- Then form a triangle with the twine and tie a knot
- Attach the letter to the twine by tying a square know around the twine
The bunnies are my favorite. They are from Pier 1, and we just changed the ribbon to match the colors on the Mantel.
Next to the bunnies, I brought the outside in by adding a Primrose and some Viola Pansies. And then a Bird House on the end.
The Primrose is planted in a large tea cup and these Pansies are in clay pots.
I just love the little faces on the dark purple Pansies.
The Paper Mache` Boots make another appearance from last year’s Spring Mantel, they are from Michael’s and we spray painted them with Krylon Pistachio Satin. A cute bird house from my friend, another bunny from Pier 1 and some more Pansies.
In the center are gardening tools, more seed packets to pull in the Garland and another little bird.
- Bead Board from The Home Depot painted with a cloth
- Spring Letters – How to cover Wooden Letters
- Seed Packets from Walmart
- Twine and Mini Clothespins available at Walmart
- Burlap Ribbon – 8 inch x 5 yards – from Walmart
- Primrose and Pansies from Kroger
- Fern plant from ALDI
- Bunnies from Pier 1
- Rain Boots
- Gardening Tools and Clay Pots available in the Garden Center
- How to Make Pinwheels