Since Easter was so early this year. I was left without something for my mantel in April. I wanted a spring theme but something that was very different than Easter. When I walked passed the dollar spot at Target the other day I knew I had found exactly what I was looking for. Between the dollar spot and the dollar store I was able to pull together a fun mantel full of garden elements.
The old window is something that I had one hand. They are a pretty hot item so check thrift store and antique shops and you are bound to come up with something. The Let Love Grow sign comes from the dollar spot and I hung it on the window with ribbon. The little planters are from the dollar spot. I filled the little planters with rocks and used the rocks to anchor fake succulents in them. I found fake succulents in both the dollar spot and at the dollar store. I found the ones from the dollar store were easier to work with because they came out of their vases easily.
The watering can and the green gloves were dollar spot finds. The trellis and fake lavender sprigs came from the dollar store.
I filled a basket with dollar store garden tools, gloves and seeds. I left the plastic tag on the gloves so that I could drape the gloves over the edge of the basket. I tried to do the same thing on the green gloves for the watering can but they came apart. I stapled them back together so that I could drape them over the watering can. It kept them together great and it can easily be removed if I want to use them later.
Masshole Mommy says
That is seriously adorable. I Love all of your cute little decorations 🙂
Karen Morse says
I wish I had a mantel. Its always so cool to see how they are decorated. Love how you went to a garden store to get inspiration and decor! Happy spring!
Karen | GlamKaren.com
Terri Steffes says
It's fresh, festive and ready for Spring! I love garden decor in the spring!
Michele Katsaris says
I really wish I had a fireplace in my apartment because I would love to decorate it for the different holidays and seasons! It's super cute how you put everything together! Great post xx felinebykatsaris.com
ana de jesus says
Aw this is so adorable! I love how fresh and seasonal it is, perfect for the inbetween stage of the year- Spring.
I SO wisj I had a mantle to decorate!! Your design posts always make me feel that way. Finding a good thrift store item is the BEST!
Your decorating posts always make me think i need to re-do my mantle. Maybe not for every season but to change things up a bit.
Angela Ricardo Bethea says
Those metal frames / home decor is very lovely and chic! I love how you decorated your place and I looks forward to seeing more.
Veronica Pototska says
It looks very sweet and reminds that the spring finally arrived! Love the colors and especially the lavender.
Amanda Love says
I love this. I am all one for decorating around a season. I just did my own Spring entryway table and I had a garden watering can warmer from Scentsy that just makes it look even better.
Roxanne Ferber says
That's so simply and adorable! I wish I had a mantel I could change with the holiday's and seasons. 🙂 So fun!
Rose Sahetapy says
The decoration is really representing Spring. It's lovely, and cute at the same time. Sometimes we need to be more creative in order to have a different style of something at home, like you did for your mantel. Really lovely!
I love the watering can. I wish our dollar spot had stuff like this — it's always picked through!!
Your website is altogether just super cute! I love the idea of refreshing your space for springtime. And this looks so light and bright which is just what spring is about. I can't wait to see how you decorate for the other seasons.
Hannah Rinaldi says
My inner environmentalist loves this. It's perfect for Earth Day. I've never thought about how perfect it is to keep Easter stuff up for Earth day.
I need to tackle my mantel. It's become a real catch all for a bunch of random stuff, and your ideas have inspired me!
Fatima Lora says
We don't have a mantle in our home, however we do have a small space heater. We typically add some decor for the Christmas season, but that's about it. Maybe we'll dress it up this season.
I have always wanted a mantel to decorate for the different holidays and seasons! This one looks awesome! I love how it is centered around the garden, that is perfect for me!
Omg loving your mantle girl!!! We are having a bunch of work done to our house so I have to skip the Spring decore this year 🙁
Mariah Meyer says
I saw those planters at Target today! If only I had a place to put them I would have bought them! So cute!
Thank you for sharing. It's really cute and simple easy to change for another occasion, or season.
Hannah Adkins says
I love your mantle idea! I also love that you went with a gardening/ planting theme instead of something a little more typical. That makes it unique!
Karissa Ancell says
That looks great! What a lovely mantel.