Another $0.00 project! Reuse what you have, It’s amazing what you can find when you shop at home!
After Christmas time my mantel is usually simply decorated. I have noticed this pattern forming over the years and it must be because during the Christmas season the mantel is jam-packed with stockings, villages, you name it! By the time I remove all the Christmas decor the house seems bare. I like it that way once the red and green are gone.
Now it is time for Spring and I am ready to change it up. I am ready to add a little more stuff back onto the mantel. This is the one place in my home that I know the kids can not reach or tamper with anything. So have can put out a few favorites that have been in hibernation. This is my post-Christmas mantel. I really do love it, it is calming and I have a thing for Jars!
I, of course, grabbed a laundry basket and headed to the basement to the land of forgotten decorations. These are some of the things I brought back up.
Then I just started playing around with different combinations. I am always so amazed by other people’s design abilities. They seem to put things together so effortlessly. I just keep trying things until it looks right to me, but I know there is scale and texture, etc that I should be thinking about. Oh well, I’ll stick to being a frugal, Green, Repurposer and let the designers design.
I wanted a sign of some sort so I took a flap off of a box, Stapled fabric to it, cut out letters from more fabrics and glued the letters on the craft gun. I used a hidden push-pin to attach the sigh to a rustic wooden picture frame I had. I removed the glass and picture from the frame. Again this make the frame and/or sign reusable.:) Always thinking Green!
I rolled up the fabric that I used to make the sign letters and put them into the basket to bring the color across to the right side. This helped everything seem more cohesive to me. I used a few crepe paper yellow flowers in the jug to balance the light orange-yellow carnival looking glass on the opposite end.
I am really happy with how it turned out! For now:)
I am always looking for more inspiration so if you have posted your mantel and/ or spring decor I would love for you to link to it in my comment section so I and others can check it out. Thanks and Happy Spring!