Easter Decorated Mantel


I love how the white POPS

Out of all the rooms in our house, we are in the living room the most.  I enjoy changing the mantel for the seasons.  Everything I used I already had in my home somewhere.  Thanks to the Nester, I have learned to shop at home.  The newest item is the white votive tree.  I won it at a silent auction last month at a school fundraiser.  I decided to put eggs in mine.

Spring has Sprung


Partial left side

Reason for the season

I cut a piece of burlap to make the bow for my chalkboard.  I used a frilly plate {I got at my swap party} to add to the candle holder to make a pedestal of sorts for the Jesus & Children figurine{I made that at church many years ago, was in my playroom}.

Book Paper Egg Wreath

I fell in love with decorating with book paper last year.  I found Erin at Lemon Tree Creations who inspired me to make my own book page egg wreath.  I began mine last year before Easter, but ran out of the size of eggs I was using.  I had to wait until Easter rolled around again to find the smaller size eggs to finish my project.  Finally finished it.  After looking at Erin’s again, I think I need to add more eggs to mine.  I like the fuller look.  The dollar store didn’t have the foam wreaths in stock when I decided to make mine.  All they had were small willow wreaths, so I used it.  I just decoupaged it with book paper before hot gluing the eggs. Guess what book I used pages from?

Right Side with Kids Portrait {taken several years ago}

My kids are much older now, but I really like the pastel blues used in this photo. {Who says you can’t have out-dated photos displayed? rhetorical question}  I love seeing the innocence in this shot.

I would love to see your Spring or Easter Mantel.  If you have a post featuring yours share it here by linking below.  Thanks for coming by!

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