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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Spring Mantel

The calendar says it is Spring and that Easter is just a few short weeks away. So it was about time my mantel said the same thing.

It didn't take much work. And just a little bit of moolah. To change it from St Patrick's Day to Easter.

All I had to do was add a bunny here.

And a bunny there.

And some spring flowers. But I think it needs something else. I'll have to think on that for awhile to figure out what this mantel still needs.

Added a few cabbage plates. But still not quite happy.

It's looking like Spring. But it still needs something.



This bunny came from TJ Maxx a few weeks back. I had a gift card that had a few dollars left on it. So this bunny was almost free.

I took a trip to Tai Pan Trading on Saturday with my niece and got 3 of these green balls. I have no clue what they are made of. But the texture is so cool. I got three for $6.00

This bunny was a Marshall's find a few years ago. He usually keeps house on my back patio.

Most of the items on my mantel I used in my St Patrick's Day one. This white milk glass urn was a thrift store find last year. The greenery balls are from last year as well.



I made this split pea ball last month. I had a left over Styrofoam ball from the thrift store that I slathered in hot glue & rolled in a tray of split peas. Easy peasy ball to make.

The flowers are from Dollar Tree.

I got my bud vase set from Lillian Vernon for 1/2 price.

I finally figured out what the mantel needs. It needs a banner or garland of some sort. So I made these tags that spell "Easter".

I used Microsoft office to spell out Easter and printed the letters on card stock. Not sure what font I used. And I'm too lazy to go back to try & figure it out. I then used my tag punch to cut out each letter.

Can you believe that I have a Silhouette machine that I'm still too lazy to get out & use? I've had it since Christmas. It sits there in the box, mocking me. I'm too skeered to get it out.

I used my distress ink around the edges of each tag. I rubbed too much on the bottom of the first one and thought I had ruined it. But then I kind of liked it, so I did it to all the letters.

Much better.

Strung the letters on some twine. Tied the twine around the end bottles.

And now I am ready for Easter. Well at least my mantel is.

The rest of my family room. Not so much.

Hopefully I will get motivated to do something with the rest of my room.



Linking to:

Easter Link Park @ Centsational Girl

Spring Mantel Linky party @ Home Stories of A to Z

Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

18 comments:

  1. I thought about asking for a silhouette for my birthday, but I hate reading big books of directions and knew the box would just sit there mocking me too. lol!
    Your mantel looks so so pretty!! I love the sweet bunnies and the tag garland is really cool!!

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  2. Hi Kim...

    I love your spring/Easter mantel, my friend! I think it's perfect! Ooooh...I love the green balls that you found at Taipan...sooo pretty! They almost look fuzzy in places but I couldn't figure out what they are made out of. And...I love your new glass bottle vases! Did they come in the little wood carton? Sooo cute! Girlfriend, I just love all the pretty tags that you make. You're right...the EASTER banner is just what your pretty mantel needed! It was like the icing on a cake! Thanks for sharing your beautiful mantel with us!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari

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  3. Very pretty spring mantle. That bunny looks so happy.
    D

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  4. The tags were the perfect touch. Love the bunnies and the greenery. Very pretty!

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  5. My favorite is the mirror with the bud vases and the tags, very nice.

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  6. That is adorable! I love the bunnies, and the letters... and the bud vase is wonderful! I want one...
    once again, amazing vignette!

    Cindy

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  7. I'm Susan from homeroad.net Love your mantel, love your blog. I'll be your newest follower. Stop by when you can!
    Susan

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  8. Lovely mantel! Very creative!

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  9. Perfect solution - simple and creative.
    Great idea and inspiration.

    :D Lynda

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  10. I love the Shabby Chic look especially for my New England home. You have great ideas.

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  11. Oh my... not only is your mantel lovely, those tags and beakers are the coolest thing! I'm glad you distressed them too much. They look awesome!

    Donna

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  12. Did you notice that we have the exact same bud vase thingy on our mantels? Great minds girl...

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  13. I love your mantelscape, Kim! And you did a fantastic job with the tags! Your "mistake" with the distress ink turned out to be a blessing in disguise. They're perfect just the way they are!

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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