Spring… is in the air. Literally, IN the air! Everything outside right now is covered in about an inch of yellow pollen. :) But that is ok, we are just keeping the windows closed, waiting for rain, and enjoying the flowers and green trees that the pollen is bringing.
So let me introduce to my Spring/Easter mantel :)
It is just a grouping of all kinds of things I pulled from around the house and from my décor stash that looked springy.
And of course most everything up there is a yard sale or flea market find. Wow, didn’t realize that until I saw it all together.
How about I tell you what isn’t a secondhand find? ;)
- The little blue bird is from Kirkland’s,
- the green plant on the very left is from IKEA (but the pot is yard sale milkglass),
- the bird in the cage is Dollar Tree from 2 years ago,
- the tall white vase is a clearance find at Michael’s,
- I made the spring banner.
- and the Easter subway print came from here. (LOVE that she created a print that portrays the real meaning of Easter!)
EVERYTHING else is from Goodwill, yard sales, or the flea market and the large window is a $5 Craigslist buy. I truly do furnish my house from secondhand things :)
Here is how I made the banner. I saw this banner over at Adventures in Decorating and was surprised when I clicked over to her site to see that she bought it.
I thought for sure she had made it and it was burlap over some colored felt or something like that. I had a pack of pastel cardstock and it happened to have 5 different colors so all needed to do was add the yellow for 6 colors. I also had some tan cardstock. I cut the white letters out with on my friend’s Cricut, cut a flag shape out of the colored paper, and a smaller flag shape out of the tan paper. (Once I got one flag cut how I wanted it, I just used that one as a guide to cut the other ones.)
Recognize the mirrored paned window?
Yep, it was my $3 flea market find from a few weeks back. He has already gotten a fresh coat of white paint and I am loving him layered on top of the my large no-paned window.
And I love the little blue bird just perched right there in the middle! He looks like he just plopped down for a visit and is checking everything out :)
So there is my Spring mantel!
So if you want even more spring mantel or craft inspiration come check out some awesome links over there later.
And if you have done a spring or Easter mantel – link it up in the comments and I will come over and visit and check it out!
Sometimes I link up to these wonderful parties:
Sarahndipities, Skip to my Lou, Today’s Creative Blog, How to Nest for Less, Home Stories A to Z, Apron Thrift Girl, Tools are for women too, Not just a Housewife, A bowl full of lemons, Uncommon Designs Online, Someday Crafts, No Minimalist Here,Somewhat Simple, 36th Avenue, Sew Much Ado, The Style Sisters, The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, House of Hepworths, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Weekend Blogging party at Serenity Now, Home Happy Home, Tatertots and Jello,Funky Junk InteriorsThe Girl CreativeMiss Mustard Seed, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Remodelaholic, The Lettered Cottage, Before and after party at Thrifty Decor Chick, Pinterest Challenge at Young House Love