Easter/Spring Mantel: Bunnies and Pastels

March 14, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

This past year, I have tried to join the cool kids in making seasonal mantels. This is my very first Easter mantel and honestly, I’ve been so busy that I didn’t put too much time into it. Haha!

All in all, it turned out kinda cute, plus I only spent about $20 in total! I used a couple of my 5 Minutes or Less Dollar Store Easter projects, plus a few other little crafts I made just for this mantel. My theme was bunnies and pastels – okay, not really a theme, it just ended being that way. Yeah, I’m fancy, and I know it. lol.

Paper and ModPodge Canvas

The first decor element I made was a ModPodge canvas at Liz, a.k.a. Naptime Decorator’s monthly Craft Night. Liz made an amazing tulip grapevine wreath that you should totally check out.  I used my Silhouette to make the cutouts and then applied them to the canvas using my homemade ModPodge. It turned out really cute, but I was little worried it looked kinda baby-ish, but when using pastels and bunnies, its hard to get away from that.

Silhouette Bunny Canvas - - OPC The Better Half

Silhouette Bunny Canvas - OPC The Better Half

Framed Nesting Chicks

At craft night, I also made a little frame using left over scrapbook paper, twine, jellybeans, and cardboard. For the record, this one turned out wayyyy better than I expected – it started out looking a bit special.

Cardboard Chicks and Nest - - OPC The Better Half

DIY Apothecary Jars

I added my Dollar Store DIY Apothecary jars to the mantel. One started out with jelly beans inside, but I got desperate during nap-time one day, and now it is home to colorful paper instead. lol.

Apothecary Jars - OPC The Better Half

Glittery Easter Egg Tree

The floor in front of my mantle is home to my $20 DIY rope vase that Izzie decorated with glittery eggs from the Dollar Store. This was by far the highlight of the mantel for Izzie. Although every time the girls brush against the branches, glitter goes everywhere. But everything looks better with glitter, right?

Easte rEggs - OPC The Better Half

Dollar Store Easter Egg Decor - OPC The Better Half

Birdcage with Ceramic Eggs

I also added some paper grass and eggs to my cute little Michael’s Dollar isle birdcage. I love this the best!

Birdcage with Ceramic Eggs - OPC The Better Half

Easter Mantel - - OPC The Better Half

Burlap and Wood Banner

Finally, I had been stalling on making a banner, mostly because the excitement of the mantel had worn off and I have too many other projects going on! But, as I was LOVING the Target Dollar isle yesterday, I came across these cute glittery, wooden ornaments – 5/$1! Yes, please. 🙂 So I glued them to burlap squares, affixed them to twine, and called it a day. Not my most creative banner, but definitely the quickest and cheapest!

Easter Banner - OPC The Better Half

My Easter/Spring Mantel

And now, all together!

Easter/Spring Mantel - OPC The Better Half

Easter/Spring Mantel - OPC The Better Half

Easter Mantel - OPC The Better Half

What do you think? What do you have on your Spring Mantel?

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15 Responses
  1. Courtenay says:

    So so so cute! Once you use a little bit of plaid paper, I’m pretty much sold on anything! I’m in love with this x 10!

  2. That is quite an awesome roundup of cuteness! I like them all…but i LOVE that bunny silhouette with the banner! So awesome!

  3. Adorable!! And thanks for linking up my tulip wreath! 😉 XO

  4. Reuben says:

    I like the egg ornaments.

  5. paintergal says:

    One of my favorite things about our house is my first ever fireplace, which means I have a mantel to decorate!
    Thanks for the inspiration to change it out again. Spring is definitely around the corner, so it’s time to replace the post-Christmas decor that is on there now.
    Loving your framed birds & nest. Adorable!

  6. Everything is looking so fresh and sunshiney! I’m loving the bunny canvas, so cute!

  7. I love all these ideas. Not not “babyish” at all 🙂

  8. I love it! That banner from those $1 ornaments is genius – pinning!

  9. Jacque says:

    Your mantel (mantal) is fabulous, love all of these great ideas!

  10. trebor says:

    Can’t get over how much I like the final color of the the wall cabinets. Looks amazing

  11. Brady says:

    With all of these decorations are you and Ethan going to be redoing your basement like Fred and Kim?!? They’ve surely got the storage!

  12. poiboybf says:

    Very festive! If only I had a mantel (or even room for a mantel) in my house. Wouldn’t be nearly as creative as yours I am afraid.

  13. mom2kaelyn says:

    love it. so simple and sweet. I haven’t gotten my butt into gear for spring yet. not many creative juices flowing these days…I love the banner a lot

  14. Winnie says:

    Everything looks sooooooooo beautiful and cute!
    Very festive and very spring-like 🙂

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