Monday, April 11, 2011

Topiaries and my Spring Mantel

Well, it was time to take down the winter decor and decorate the mantel for spring. Hurray!! I just love springtime and am hoping that if I infuse enough spring in my home, it might actually happen outside too!  So here it is... my spring mantel-scape!


I found the adorable birdhouse and the nest at Tuesday Morning.  The colors were perfect.

And of course my love birds had to stay!

My candlestick rabbits look oh so cute mixed in with all the springtime goodness... if I do say so myself!

And the floral garland and butterfly clips throughout the whole display tie it all together.

But I think the star of the show has to be my DIY topiaries. 

They were so easy....and I mean sooooo easy.  I had planned on doing a full tutorial but decided I wouldn't insult your intelligence and just give you a basic how-to.

I bought the moss balls at Micheal's, stuck a dowel that I painted green into it, and stuck it into some foam in a pot.  Covered the base with some spanish moss, glued on a bow, and called it a day.  Literally that easy.  It would be more appropriate to say that I assembled them then made them.  But I think they add SO much and just scream "Spring!"

Now all the mantel needs is a spring banner.  And boy do I have a great idea up my sleeve.  I better get busy!

As always I'm linking to these great parties and events:

Spring Round Up with Censational Girl



Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Absolutely love it. So springy. Love the topiaries and all the touches of spring color you added, so cute.

The Allen Family said...

That is really fabulous!!

Erin said...

Your 'mantel' looks gorgeous!! I love all the springy touches. :)

The colors are great too! I think the addition of your spring banner will be perfect.

Craftberry Bush said...

So fresh and clean...very pretty !

Krista said...

SO super cute and Springy! I desperately need help with my mantle, I just might have to snag a few of your ideas!!

Mimi said...

So pretty, I just love it! Mimi x

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Lovely mantle!

Terry said...

Everything looks so pretty! Great pictures too!

Ruth said...

Everything looks beautiful. I love it all.

I came over from Tickled Pink at 504 Main.


{northern cottage} said...

I absolutely LOVE the hook/ledge thing you're displaying on...and the topiaries just balance everything out so nicely. Great job!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So, so, pretty! It really looks perfect for Spring! Lovely colors and layering!

Mel said...

I adore your Spring mantle. So soft and soothing!I featured it on my blog today!


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