Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter is Almost Here

I'm finally posting pics of my spring/Easter mantle.  I have to be honest, I'm not very happy with it.  It just didn't turn out like I envisioned.  But I'm ready to start working on my next mantle (which I'm super excited about!) so I'm not going to mess with this one anymore. 

I got this little guy from the Dollar Tree and painted him a springy blue/green color.

The bird basket centerpiece that I was so excited about making just didn't turn out quite like I wanted it to.  I'm not sure what is missing.  I painted a basket that my mom had given me that I wasn't using for anything (see pic below).  My always helpful boyfriend drew and cut out the birds and wings for me out of scrapbook paper I had.  Then I painted a few plastic eggs (and then got tired of painting them so I just put them in the basket) and tied a bow on the basket.
The only thing I bought for the mantle was the vase on the left (on clearance at Kirklands) and the bird from the Dollar Tree so the whole mantle only cost $5. But it still just doesn't do it for me... What do you think?

Linking to: 
Easter Decor Day


Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Thanks so much for joining the party! I love the lillies and rocks flanking your mantel.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Lovely for Easter and spring. The little blue bird is so cute. That was a great idea to paint it. I won a cute little pink bird on a giveaway and have it on our entry table.

Marianne@Songbird said...

I think your mantel looks cute! And sometimes it just takes a few days to see what needs adding and what needs to be taken away. I am sure you will find your groove with your mantel, you are off to a great start.

Room to Inspire said...

Your mantle is definitely ready for Spring! Thank you so much for linking up to today to Be Inspired.


Lynette said...

Love your mantel and that gorgeous bird - and that you painted him that lovely shade!

Thanks for joining me for my first Easter Decor Day and Happy Easter to you and your family!

Oh - love that little hat you made for your niece - she should be thrilled with it - my girl loved Toy Story on its first go round and she is 20 now!