Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring Mantel 2013

 

The trees are starting to bud and bloom here in Tennessee.

It definitely put me in the mood to get my mantel decorated for Spring!

I decided to get a little “artsy” with it (as I always do) and make these…

Tin Can Flowers

Tin Can Flowers

I used Tin Snips to cut the cans up and manipulated the pedals with my needle nose pliers.

DO NOT do this without gloves… it WILL cut you!

I hammered holes in them, cut some fabric circles and hammered upholstery tacks in for the center.

Spring Mantel Tin Can Flower

Cute eh?

Now… onto the whole mantel…

Spring Mantel

I added some real azalea branches…

Spring Mantel (d)

may have to switch out with new ones as they begin to wilt.

Spring Mantel (b)

I was able to use my little sweater birds from Christmas for my spring mantel.

Spring Mantel (c)

I added some real nests (with painted eggs) that I collected last year.

And… the painted pots are from last year’s Summer Mantel.

Spring Mantel (a)

It’s very bright and cheery in the living room now…

Spring Mantel 2013

Love it!

 *** Happy Spring Everyone! ***

(Click here to see my other seasonal mantels)

Linking to:

Jennifer Rizzo

 

 

13 comments:

  1. Wow. I really love your tin flowers. Do you ever make these to sell? I would love to have a few. Great mantel. I really like birds nests, real ones when I can find them. My Easter/Spring mantel has lots of birds and eggs!

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    1. Mary... thank you!!! I sent you an email!! :)

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  2. Looks great Kendra! Love the colors & the birds. Cool idea with the tin cans!

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  3. Looks great Kendra! Love the colors & the birds. Cool idea with the tin cans!

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    1. Hey Girl!! Thank you!!! Looks so different in here now... especially from my winter mantel "look"!

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  4. So creative!!! Love it and how happy it looks. Whimsical!!

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  5. This just screams Spring and Happy! Love how you used something others would throw away and made beauty from it.

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    1. Thank you Mindy!! I love to upcycle/recycle when I can!!

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  6. I love the pops of turquoise! This is lovely and the flowers are super creative!

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    1. The turquoise and blues with the white fence really brighten things up around here Consie! Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by!!

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  7. Very creative! I love recycles.

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party every Wednesday.

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    1. Thanks Christina "I Gotta Create"... so love that name!!! :)

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  8. Hi, Kendra...I love your mantel...it looks amazing.
    As always, you did such a great job on it.

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