Saturday, February 27, 2016

Frugal Pink Spring Mantle

Spring is in the air and it's time to restage the mantle. 
This year I've chosen Pink . . . 
                                              Spring Mantle Wreath:
I began with a simple willow wreath that I bought at Dollar Tree.
Then I took a piece of foam board and covered it with pink fabric.
Because my ceiling is really tall I felt like I needed something to give my display some height.  
The simple wreath is covered with some beaded metal garland that came from Pottery Barn back in the day.
Spring Mantle Candles:
Next I added candles.  They started out white.  I simply covered them with pink paper then added the faux pearls to jazz them up. 
I realized I needed to pull more green in so I added ribbon to 2 of them. 
The little bunny is from 1997.  I love him.  I've collected bunny's for years.  This little guy was digging in the dirt.   Notice his dirty foot.
Spring Mantle Rabbits:
I love the new green moss covered bunny.  My darling daughter and grandson gave him to me the other day.  He was the inspiration to add the green. 
Which turned out really good because I had planned to use this 
pitcher to fill with tulips . . . 
Spring Mantle:
My original plan was to paint the pitcher white.  But I don't have much budget and I still need to add flowers. 

My mantle isn't totally complete.  I need to add the rest of the bunny's.  And I need to get some tulips. 

 I'll also change the wreath a little.  I just taped it to the board.  It stayed up long enough for these photos.  While I was downloading I heard a crash!   And I knew what it was.  

Oh I almost forgot one more pic I wanted to share . . . 
Spring Mantle:
I wanted you to see the paper lanterns.  I bought them at Dollar Tree too.  At the time I only had a few bucks.  I wish I had bought more I went back this year at Valentines and they didn't have any.  I haven't been in the last week or so.  I hope they get some more! I love them.  

So that's part one.  And here are a few mosaics I made while I was playing with PicMonkey.  BTW they are running a sale I think I'll upgrade!
Spring antle Collage 1:

And another layout . . . 
           Spring Mantle Collage 2:

I do want to do something different with the lamp.  At Valentines 
I simply covered it with some lace.  I was kind of thinking about making yo's yo's and covering it.  

What do you think?  Any ideas?

So that's part 1 of my Thrifty Pink Mantle.  And now I'm putting my slippers back on and grabbing some lunch! 
                                                 

                          Have a good weekend
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