Monday, March 26, 2012

updated spring mantel

Last week when I showed you my spring mantel I told you I was working on something to replace the Happy Easter. It works since Easter is coming up, but I wanted something that could stay out past Easter for all of spring. Here's what it looked like before

The things I've done with buttons are some of my most popular posts and the ones that get pinned the most (you can see them here, here, and here), so since you guys like them I thought I would do another one.

I painted the frame white and cut some cute polka dot paper to fit, then using buttons I had in my stash I made some cute little flowers. Since I knew I wanted it to hang on that hook stand, I glued some sparkly pink ribbon to the back of the frame.

I'm still loving my spring vases and those bright and cheerful flowers

Here's my updated spring mantel now
And my invitation for the weather outside to join my bright and happy mantel worked! We have had amazing 70 degree weather the past few days, and even though I know we will most likely still have some cold days before winter is really over, I'm loving it while it's here!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

spring mantel

I drink these in the morning
I always just threw the bottles away after I was done, but one day I looked at it and realized the shape was kind of cute. I took the plastic label off to see what it looked like underneath and was pleasantly surprised to find that it's not glued or attached to the bottle in any way. It's just kind of shrink wrapped on. I knew right away what I wanted to do with the bottles, so I started saving them. All I had to do was take the plastic wrap off and wash them out.

I used them as vases for these bright and cheery spring daisies. I bought a package of wooden letters, painted them Robbins Egg Blue, and glued them on. Easy as that!
I had originally planned to wrap yarn around the bottles, but after playing around with it for awhile I decided I liked the clean and bright look of the plain white better.

I knew my flower platter would be the perfect addition to my mantel, and I'm working on a little something to replace the Happy Easter that I think will work a little bit better. I'll show you that soon.
This mantel is my invitation for the snow from this weekend to melt so the weather outside will match the bright cheerfulness I have inside!