Good morning friends.
I don't know about where you are but Spring is in full swing here and I am all about bringing some of that bright color and sunshine into our home after this long winter. I have been busy adding small touches to our decor to reflect the beautiful pastel colors of Spring. I started this process by adding a lot of pastel color to our mantel in a very simple way - using books.
If you have been following me for very long you know that I love books and use them in my decor in all sorts of ways. This Spring I was all about simple and easy as I am still recovering from surgery. How much simpler can you get than covering old books with colorful scrapbook papers and adding them in an interesting fashion to your mantel. Just the colors of the papers shout Spring - then add a few focal points and you have a pretty and cheerful bit of this season right in your family room.
The main drawing point is the fabric rag wreath done in yellow that reminds me so of that bright yellow orb in the sky. This is a last years project you can find the tutorial for here. It is an easy project that can be done in an afternoon and lasts forever.
Below that bright orb I have some pastel paper covered books stacked and a couple of cute little topiaries that I made and placed in a couple of pretty little blue candle holders. I then tied some raffia around them to add a little interest to the whole vignette.
On the left side are some more paper covered books stacked to support a vintage ironstone pitcher filled with a "faux" Spring bouquet of yellow, blue and white flowers.
On the right of the mantel I have stacked a few more paper covered books. I then added a metal candlestick supporting a moss nest with a yellow ceramic bird. So sweet.
So come back - I have lots more easy ways to add Spring to your home in a quick, easy and budget friendly way.
What have you been up to? Do you have your home all decked out for Spring? I love to hear from you so tell me all about what you have done in the comments below.
Until next time - have fun creating something you love.
I will be linking up to the parties listed on the Where I Party page. Please take the time to go by and visit them - I'm sure you will find a lot of great inspiration.
If you like this post you may also like these:
Vintage Spring Centerpiece
DIY Spring Wreath