After much fiddling, I am finally happy with my Easter mantel. This is not that post where I say, “Oh I just used things I had laying around the house.” Nope, I bought almost everything on the mantel, and I didn’t spend a fortune. There is a mix of Pier One, Homegoods, Dollar Tree and some items from my most favorite store of all, called, Heavenly Scent Herb Farm. But you know, sometimes you just have to get some new accessories, and I have a great mix of things I can use all year round. So I’m not feeling guilty about it.
As a had said in my last post about the Wreath Tutorial, I am feeling less bright and cheery colors and more subdued this year. I am craving Spring and earth, so I really wanted my mantel to reflect that. I Confirmed that feeling was when I added this cute and colorful banner from Target. It just felt out of place with all my natural tones. So that came down.
Above is the mantel without a banner. It looks pretty, and I think after Easter I can go back to this. But in the meantime, I replaced it with some egg shaped paper cut-outs that I got from the Paper source and decorated them with some washi tape that just so happened to come in the mail today! Happy Bonus! I then stapled the eggs onto some burlap I had and attached to the mantel. This feels so much better to me.
The stain glass window and the wood circles were mine, so I guess I didn’t really buy everything new. Sorry if the color is a little off, I got so excited I didn’t want to wait until tomorrow when the lighting will be better.
So with Easter only 3 weeks away, a beautiful sunny 50 degree day, and springing ahead with daylights savings time tonight, I am really starting to feel more optimistic that SpRiNg really is on it’s way!
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