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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring Mantel 2015

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Good morning everyone.  
Hope you all are having some beautiful weather where you are as we are here.  It has been so pretty we have been able to be outside most of each day this week just enjoying the sun and the ocean breezes with these wonderful warm temps.  I would have to say Spring has arrived.  And with that let's get on to today's post.

Vintage, Paint and more... a Spring mantel with DIY'd fabric wreath and flowers, stenciled graphic window done on a budget

 My last post I shared  the French Graphic Window and tutorial with you that I told you I was going to be using on my Spring Mantel.  Today I am showing you that Spring mantel.
Because this winter seemed to last forever with so much snow and ice for so many and lots of grey, cold, rainy days for us I wanted it to be bright and cheery.  So I decided to use lots of yellow and white with some touches of blue.

Vintage, Paint and more... wreath DIY'd with fabric strips and wire wreath form done on a budget

I started with this bright yellow wreath I made from strips of yellow fabric tied onto a wire wreath form. It's a very simple project I did in one evening while watching TV.  I will be sharing that tutorial at a later date.

Vintage, Paint and more... French graphic window DIY'd on a budget

Then I added the French Graphic Window I shared with you in the last post.  I love how this window turned out and gives the illusion of a real window there.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY fabric flowers in painted peat pots for a Spring mantel done on a budget

On the left of the window I placed a stack of old books sans covers and tied with twine.  On top of them I placed a whimsical rabbit I have had for some time.  Then some little fabric flowers in painted peat pots that I made.  I think they are so cute, cheerful and whimsical.  I will be sharing the tutorial to make them at a later date also. 

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY fabric flowers in painted peat pots done on a budget for a Spring mantel

On the right of the window I placed another stack of old books sans covers and tied with twine.  Then I placed three little pots of the fabric flowers on and around them.  

Vintage, Paint and more... A Spring mantel with a fabric rag wreath, a stenciled French graphic window and fabric flowers in painted peat pots DIY'd on a budget

I love how cheerful this mantel is.  The wreath resembles the sun shining over a French storefront window with little flower boxes on each side.  So Springy, bright, and somewhat whimsical.

Do you decorate for Spring?  Have you begun yet? What color or colors are your go to Spring colors?  Tell me about it in the comments below.  I answer all comments by email.

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Until next time have fun creating something you enjoy.

I will be linking to the parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Be sure and visit some of them and check out all the great creations and inspiration.


  1. Your mantle looks great! Wish I had the talent to just "whip up" a gorgeous wreath like that!

  2. That's a beautiful mantel! One of these days I'll learn how to do a wreath properly, never got the knack.

  3. I love the books to add height. Spring is nearly here, too, and I can't wait!!!

  4. Your mantel really is springy! Love how the yellow pops. I also love that wooden background. My "spring" decorating has not even started. Maybe by summer lol??....

  5. I can't even pick a favorite part. I love all of it! I pinned this for inspiration, and I definitely need some springy decor in here lol

  6. This is gorgeous!! I remember making those wreaths in the 80's with my mom, yours looks so fresh and inviting, I'm going to need to make one! They're fun and frugal. I also am adoring that window. So creative! #homemattersparty

  7. Cathy your mantle is absolutely stunning...bring on spring! :D

  8. Cathy, I love this! So bright and happy! You are a great crafter!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party Monday's-Thursday!
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Cathy, so glad I haven't missed your wreath tutorial. Looks like I'm not the only one anxious to make one. LOL. Please hurry. Spring is rapidly approaching an I can't wait to make one. Love your spring mantel and creativity ! Thanks for sharing. Happy Spring !

  10. What a lovely springy post! I love the pops of spring color and the Frenchy window makes a beautiful focal point on your mantle! Thanks for the spring inspiration~hugs, Poppy

  11. Very cheery and definitely says Spring! I have my Easter décor out now, but lots of sweet tweets will follow. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Love your spring mantel and I keep going back to look at those beautiful fabric flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at VMG206 Brag About It.

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