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DIY Spring "Mantle"

Edit: Make sure you keep reading to the end to see my little update!


Hi all! I'm so excited for spring! It never really got cold here! It snowed ONCE and it was only about 2 inches. So, I've be ready for spring since January I think.

I put away my Christmas Decor pretty much right after the new year, but left some of my winter decor up. Well, that just came down and spring decor is going up! I need my hubby to get my box of spring decor out of the attic, so for now I've just been using stuff I'm moving around the house.

I love farmhouse/cottage/country style decor. It's a mish mash of stuff I like, all put together.



Oh, and I did say this is my spring "mantle" only I don't have a mantle. I figure my piano top will double for one, right?


I made the star a few years ago from yard sticks that I painted and distressed and then glued them together. The easiest, but coolest, DIY I think I've ever done!


I just found this wall decal at the DOLLAR TREE. I loooove it. I love the decal, too. :)



I started collecting these wooden bowls awhile ago when I kept finding them at the Goodwill. The faux succulent was purchased at- you guessed it- the Dollar Tree! I just painted and distressed the pot. The star is made from clothespins and wrapped in twine. I found some books around the house and covered them in craft paper to add height to the arrangement.


The "C" wood block was bought at T.J. Maxx on clearance and the squirrel was also bought at T.J. Maxx. My husband and I have a running joke about squirrels and so we love adding them into our decor.

The pinecone candle holder was bought at the Goodwill. I realize pinecones and maybe even squirrels would fit better in a fall arrangement. But I use them year round.


The vase was moved from my room and my husband wood burned the wood plaque.


The faux herb was bought at Michaels for 70% off and the greenery in the jar was just some stuff I had around the house.



And that's it! I'm getting ready to do a few furniture makeovers and I'll try to update more of my living room when I get them done. And this mantle may change more once I get my other spring decor down. I feel like it's very "brown" and so I may swap some stuff out. But that's me! I'm always changing stuff around.

I love my "Mantle" and it just goes to show that you can have beautiful decor on a limited budget!

UPDATE:

Ok guys. I told you I change things around often. Well, I've already changed this a little bit! I stopped by the Dollar Tree tonight and picked up one springy bunch of blue flowers and I found milk bottles! I was so excited to find these! I may eventually paint these white like I did with another one, but for now they are clear. I'm going shopping this weekend and hope to find me a white pitcher. I think it needs a splash of white.






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