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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Pastel Spring Mantel Done with Books


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.

Pastel Spring Mantel done with paper covered books and diy fabric rag wreath



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.

Fabric rag wreath and diy topiaries along with paper covered books for a pastel spring mantel

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.

paper covered books with diy topiaries on a pastel mantel


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.

Patel diy "faux" flower arrangement in a vintage ironstone pitcher for a pastel spring mantel

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.  

pastel paper covered books with a ceramic bird in a nest for a spring mantel

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.

diy fabric rag wreath oversees a pastel mantel of paper covered books, diy topiaries, faux bouquets in a vintage pitcher

I love all the pastel colors but mainly I love the pops of yellow I have used throughout the whole vignette.  I have scattered this bright cheerful yellow color around our family room to bring lots of Spring in where I could enjoy it even on those chilly, rainy days we still get.  I will be sharing more with you in the next few days.  
So come back - I have lots more easy ways to add Spring to your home in a quick, easy and budget friendly way.
  
a Spring mantel done in pastels with paper covered books. diy topiaries, a diy fabric rag wreath and faux flowers in a vintage pitcher - all done on a budget

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.

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