Thursday, April 25, 2013

Easy Moss Garland & Simple Spring Mantel

Since the weather took a dramatic turn from in the 40s on Tuesday to the 70s on Wednesday (yeah!) I thought I would spring-ify my mantel a bit.
 
 
 

A plant, a bird, some chippy whites and some moss are totally spring to me!
 
I started by placing and old, chipping window a little off center and adding in a leafy plant in a white pottery bowl.
  

 
Then, I made this simple, and really I do mean simple, moss garland.

Here's all you need to do: cut circles from cardstock (I used a paper punch) and, using hot glue, attach some moss from the craft store. I attached a length of twine to the upper back portion, along with another cardstock circle (for extra durability) and that was it!
 




This old lantern was a recent antique store find of mine. I think it's going to be perfect for spring and summer decorating!
 


 
 
 
I rounded out the vignette with a silver candlestick, more white, a cute, ceramic bird and some antique books. You know I can't get enough of decorating with antique books. Just wait to you see how I used them in my entry! (I'll share soon!)
 

 
 
 Enjoy your Thursday!
 



 

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10 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Love old chippy windows, and your lantern is wonderful!!

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  2. How cute is that Garland!!!!! I have an old window frame and that would look PERFECT on it! Thanks for the great idea! Love the mantle :) Happy Thursday :)

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  3. So pretty, I love the chippy window and that lantern is great.

    Cynthia

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  4. that is really cute garland. It looks very spring, hope you get the weather to go with it soon.

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  5. I just made a topiary with moss, never thought about a garland, so pretty and so clever. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. cute! i love moss inspired crafts for spring

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  7. Hi Angela! I just love the look of your mantle and especially the moss garland...so very clever and cute. Thanks for sharing how you made it. I saw your post over at "No Minimalist Here" blog party.

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  8. What a pretty mantle. Love that moss garland!

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  9. Angela, the simplest things sometimes look like the most elegant - this is the case with your lovely Moss garland on your spring mantel. Beautifully done, I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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