Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Mantle

I'm finally finished with my Spring mantle. I finally found a frame at Canton that I spray painted that completes the look. I'd started this mantle several weeks ago.

I picked up this birdhouse at Joanne's on clearance for $3 (way back in October, it's been sitting in my closet just waiting to be used) and spray painted it blue with paint that I also got on clearance for $2.50.

I found this ceramic bird at Marshall's on clearance for $7.

I made these FAMILY tags at The Little Blue House.

I hung a wreath from the window I bought at Canton that I've had in my closet for months. I originally bought it in Granbury way back in 2004?? I used it as a centerpiece around a large candle on our formal dining room table (it was originally kind of peachy colored but I spray painted it green). But I'd gotten tired of it. 

I added a BLOOM bunting across the corner. If I had it to do over again, which I could but I'm too lazy, I'd make the BLOOM bunting slightly larger.

I found this bird nest at Canton for $4. I couldn't have made it myself and cheaper (and it has 3 eggs inside you can't see).

I found these eggs at Joann's which go perfectly with my color scheme (just had to yak the yarn our each one because they're supposed to hang on a tree). 

I also made a Spring banner. I layered blue paper on top of white. I used Friskar paper edger scissors to cut out along the lines after I cut out all my triangles. I inked the edges. I made pinwheels. Then I used my Cricut to cut out the word SPRING. I also used Glossy Accents on my letters to add a little shine. Tied it all together with ribbon and ta-daaa!!!!!

Welcome SPRING!!!!

Linking Up With These Great Blogs:

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful! All of those colors together are perfection.

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I am diggin' the colors and I am obsessed with that bunting!! What paper line is this?? SIGH and a crafty double clap!!

Ornate Splendor said...

Love the banner you made! The whole mantle is so festive and pretty! So ready for Spring!! Happy Creating, Catherine

ms.composure said...

stopping by from the blog hop at:

so so so CUTE!!
def love them

Kelly Rinzema said...

I love how bright and cheery this is! Thanks for linking up at the 6 days of spring party :) Kelly (thelilypadcottage)

The CSI Girl said...

So cute! I always love what you do. Would you let me feature this next week on the blog? Just send me your html and introduce yourself so people can follow you.
Let me know.
Email me

melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle said...

Super cute! I love the fresh colors! Life to the full, Melissa

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful, welcome spring! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands said...

Love! I just shared this and your link on my FB page...bring on spring:)

Sarah Evans said...

This is absolutely lovely - such a beautiful mantle idea.

Thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love the colors and freshness of your mantel! So glad you shared at our spring party!