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