I always look forward to decorating for Easter each year. I have tons of bunnies. They seem to multiply each year! All the pastel colors are so pretty. But then Easter comes and goes and there is that time between Easter and summer decorating when the house looks a little sparse. So I go scrounging around the house looking to put together some springtime touches to get me through until summer and remind me that sunny warm weather will soon be here.
Mantels are great for decorating and obviously they are the focal point in the room. So a mantel is awesome to decorate for spring. I have to admit, I do stress a little over getting my mantel just right for each holiday or season because the mantel does get so much attention. I went with a “Bringing the Outdoors In” theme this year. I scrounged around my house to find items that I could use without buying a lot of new “stuff” for this spring season. But as always, I end up buying a few new things. My bargain buy this year was the $3 “grow” banner from Target. I thought it was the perfect finishing touch for my mantel and went great with the theme. That is not the first time I have found great seasonal banners at Target. You have to keep your eye open for their banners each season. The beehive shaped bird house and the daffodils are new too. I purchased both from JoAnn Fabrics. The wreath and mirror over the fireplace I left up from Easter. The concrete bunny and Flower and Garden galvanized vase I purchased from Target a few years ago. I move that bunny around quite a bit with my decorating. No, I’m not being paid to endorse any store, I just think it is helpful for those looking for inspiration to know where to go to find great decorating items without spending much money. You can always find topiaries at Homegoods, TJ Maxx or Marshalls. In my opinion, you can never have too many topiaries or bird nests!
Look around your home. What do you have that says spring to you? Bird nests, flowers, bird houses, bulbs, bunnies, garden items, candles, a spring wreath, a pretty flowered plate or vase are some items that you could use to put together an impressive spring mantel. If you have something blooming in your yard, take advantage of that and snip off a few branches and put them in a vase. Don’t be afraid to play with the arrangement of these items until you find what looks good together. It’s YOUR mantel. Decorate it with items YOU love that remind you of Spring.
So there you have it. Some simple inspirations for your spring mantel. Have fun decorating your mantel for spring!