Spring fireplace mantel decorating ~ that never wilts

Spring is here! Well… soon. :)

But I couldn’t wait another moment. I wanted to freshen up the fireplace mantel with some spring decorating.

Remember my last junk styled mantel? 

It was time for a little update. I’ve been stealing elements off this one until there was virtually nothing left. So I decided to go for a spring look without the usual upkeep you may think.

Best way to do that? Use faux plants!

This is one of my favourite faux plants. I love the moss covering the clay pot. The issue with this guy has always been the leaves flopping over, so I tied them together with a little twine to hold things in place.

Don’t you love how the twine naturally curled?

It’s a mish mash of a garden / nest / junk theme. Very tone on tone with just the greens as the main show.

Don’t you just love a reversible window? (see junk mantel above)

Oops! I forgot to the light the fireplace.

Just a little staging tip… don’t forget to light up those fireplaces for your shots.

See how sad the photo above this one looks in comparison? :)

Bring on the popcorn and lattes.. it’s movie time beside the spring fireplace! Non wilting style. :)

Have you done up a spring styled mantel yet?

Related links you may enjoy:

Another faux plant mantel is HERE

Building of the fireplace is HERE

Creating an old gate for the mantel is HERE

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  1. Your mantlescape is beautiful! Flowers that don’t wilt are the best kind :o) I just wish I had a fireplace to make beautiful like yours!!!!
    ~Des

  2. would love a mantle but no space available—–will have to enjoy yours instead. As usual, the look is so much fun. Good job!

  3. Your mantel is so lovely! I, too, must use faux plants and flowers. I don’t want to, however I don’t have a green thumb. Working full-time and not being able to even try to take care of the flowers and plants is so difficult. I used to :) when I had energy at night….ah…to be twenty years younger. Anyway, your post has revived my dream of turning my simple builder fireplace into a beautiful stone fireplace. I would be willing to tackle it as a DYI, however hubby is NOT….oh, if only he was twenty years younger :) That man would tackle tile…hardwood flooring…a front porch….not now though :( Have a great week!!

  4. This is odd. I think I have a very similar Argentine Pears crate to the one you have. A little different in the font stlying, but I mean, how many Argentine Pear crates are out there?

    I bought mine from a road-side produce stand. It wasn’t even really for sale – we just have a family connection with Argentina and loved the crate.

  5. Donna love your Spring mantel. I have a church window on mine, but I need to Spring it up a bit. It’s kinda hard because I have an antique clock up there that weighs a ton. No fire here today, it was in the 70′s.

  6. Love your springy mantel, Donna! I brought out my faux plants too, until the real ones begin to bloom. The non-wilting daffodils are blooming happily away on my kitchen table and on the front porch table, too! :)

    xoxo laurie

  7. Donna,
    Your mantel (and stone fireplace) is stunning. I am in the middle of fields filled with flowers (commercial farming) so no faux flowers for The Fairfield House! But if I found some as life-like as yours, I’d doubt anyone would notice. :)
    Happy Spring!
    Deborah