April 7, 2012

Finally....I put up a spring mantle


I've been busy and completely uninspired....I have no other excuses.  I didn't want
to spend money (my normal mantra!) and I just couldn't motivate myself to take
down the sweater vases....I really liked them!


But alas....seasons must change and so must mantles!  So here's my spring version....




It was really quite simple and inexpensive!  


I made the spring banner from brown paper grocery bags and some acrylic paint
that I had on hand.....I had my artistic husband draw the letters and then I colored
them in with Crayola markers!


I had spraypaint leftover from my tiered rack so I just sprayed some Mason
jars that I grabbed at our local thrift shop for $0.40 each!



I stuffed some Dollar Tree flowers in the jar and voila.....



....a spring mantle for under $5.00!


13 comments:

Sarah said...

Nicole, that looks fantastic! Happy Easter to you & yours!

:) Sarah

Bliss said...

You're not behind, spring hasn't even sprung yet here in Minnesota. It looks great, but do tell where did you put the sweater vases?

~Bliss~

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Nicole= Fabulous ! Can't beat great mantel decor for 5.00
Happy Easter
laura

Emmy said...

That is so so cute!! Love it

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I think this looks great (and you still have plenty of time to have a "SPRING" mantle up! I love the cheery yellow jars you created and the banner from paper bags -- VERY cute!

CAS said...

That is so cute, Nicole! I love the old window -- what a wonderful backdrop for just about anything!
Happy Easter!
CAS

Rachel E. said...

That is so cute! I like the idea of using an old window above the mantle.

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

I love your banner! The soft yellow color is beautiful

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

Thanks for showing the steps and items.

Good Time Charlie said...

I love it, so simple, so sweet. Did you notice it matches your blog?

I love that it cost practically nothing too.

Happy Easter Nicole!

Lori's Crafty Spot said...

And I absolutely LOVE it! Very creative!

Gallamore West said...

Wow, wow, wow! Not only is your Spring mantel absolutely darling, it's amazing that you did it for under $5. I'm seriously so impressed! I'm your newest follower- found you on A Turtle's Life for Me {I LOVE her!}... I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you'd like :)
xo,
Laurie @ Gallamore West

Katie said...

love your spring mantel and that gorgeous old window!

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