I adore all of the colorful creations that have bloomed on my mantel this spring. After Easter all I need to do is take down the Easter egg S and add some fresh flowers and herbs from our backyard to the milk glass containers and my mantel will be hopping with the sweetness of spring until my next mantel makeover takes over!
Now let's spring on to the decoration details!
Homemade Milk Glass Jars
I took dollar tree vases and candle holders and turned them into gorgeous milk glass containers for a total price of $1.10 apiece. I made these from a magazine so I don't have the exact directions, but I found this tutorial that is similar and should work just the same. I want some of these in every color and in every room of my house. And for the price, I just may be able to do that!
Easter Egg Initial
This was made using the same idea as the Easter egg circular wreaths that hatch on doors during this season. To get the shape of the letter S, I just cut a circular wreath in half and used toothpicks and tacky glue to connect the two pieces of Styrofoam together to resemble the letter. In this case the S actually stands for my last name, not spring, but it could work for that too. Depending on the first initial of your last name, forming the letter from the foam may not eggs-actly be the easiest craft in your Easter basket this year!
I was ready to create a new spring banner when this one sprouted up on a recent trip to Target. My crafting common sense told me to skip the DIY version and purchase this perfectly priced banner that is bursting with all of the beauty a spring bunting needs! This could be made very easily with felt, burlap, and paint, but for $6.00 and no glue guns to get burned with, I would say this banner was eggs-actly what I needed. You will understand why, after the next craft.
I could go on until next spring about how much I love these felt pom balls that I turned into a garland. But I am too busy recovering from the painful process of putting them together. I should have known when the project required a needle and thread, that I had 'sew' much work ahead of me. I do love the way they turned out even if making them wasn't very eggs-iting! I used this tutorial to make them.
You may remember these candles from my St. Patrick's Day Mantel Makeover. A new ribbon and felt eggs give them a new look for spring. Cheap and cheerful!
Here is an eggs-tra tip - Store your Easter books in Easter baskets to help keep them organized and ready to read for the little bunnies in your burrow.
Hoppy Spring from my mantel to yours!