With spring upon us I decided it was time to spruce up my very neutral, monochromatic winter mantel. The two self-imposed requirements were to add color and only use items from around the house. Here is a before and after.
After rummaging through the house I decided to go with an eclectic, layered feel. It was a bit difficult because my mantel is very thin, but I like the end result.
First, I hung a wreath from the chalkboard. Surprise, surprise this wreath is actually my infamous burlap wreath I use every season. I wanted to add some color so I took some old fabric from my stash and cut it into 2 inch strips and pinned it right over the burlap. Then using felt I already had I cut circles in various sizes to create the flowers. This wreath is so super easy...I didn't even glue the flowers. See the white centers those are pinheads. I simply put a pin in the middle of each flower to secure them to the wreath. So when I get the itch to have a new wreath everything is completely removable.
This is the only thing I bought for the new mantle. I saw this idea on Pinterest from A Steeds Life and I created it using Sprik Space Iphone wallpapers and Picnik. Once completed I had an 8x10 printed at Walmart. Super fun and easy new art!
On Pinterest I saw a wall hanging with a heart cut out for different states and it inspired me to create a picture using the three states we have lived in together. I used free printables from Q.A. Designs.
And a close-up of those flowers.
Why do I enjoy this stuff so much? I could spend hours playing around with it. It's so fun to create something new for each season.