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