My Early Spring Mantel

Hey everyone!  Woohoo, yes it's me -- I'm back "up and running" on all multi-media and social network systems!  Wow, I've missed y'all so much and look forward to catching up.  I have lots to share, so let's get started.

I suppose now that Valentine's Day is over, all thoughts in blogland have turned to Easter and Spring.  Well, I've been dying to share my Winter mantel with y'all, but at this point-in-time, I'm calling it my early Spring mantel...lol!  It took me quite awhile to decide what I wanted to do with the mantel after all the Christmas mesh, glitter and bright colors were packed away, and this is what I came up with.  Hope you enjoy!

I'm really enjoying this more simple look.

I do have a Spring burlap pennant banner from last year that I will probably be adding.

Don't you just love this beauty?  I've been wanting to make a coffee filter wreath for a long, long time and finally collected the necessities and got 'er done!

Couldn't find white styro wreath forms until after I had already purchased the green ones, but I just covered them with a layer of filters and it worked fine.  I purchased everything for two wreaths and helped my sweet DIL get one of these babies started.  Such an inexpensive craft -- The $Store and 50%- off coupons!

I just love how the color changes depending on how the filters are clustered together.

This wreath is huge -- this mirror is not small and the wreath fills the space.

Sigh.....I love this wreath!  

My $Store hurricanes (already had) sitting on an inverted Princess House candle
holder -- I used just a dot of hot glue to temporarily secure it.  Several years ago, I was the Princess House Queen for hosting parties and received so many lovely things for FREE!

If any of you shop at IKEA, you will recognize these little pots and the faux greenery.  Aren't those little ball feet cute, and you certainly cannot beat IKEA's prices.

One more look, just because I know you really wanted to see the over-all layout again.....lol!

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  1. Such a pretty wreath. I've always wanted to try making one from coffee filters and haven't yet.
    Looks great on your mantle!

  2. Wow! That is a gorgeous wreath. Your mantel is so pretty!

  3. Very pretty! The wreath is gorgeous! I love how full it is. I'm still trying to decide what I want to do with my mantle.

  4. I LOVE your wreath and your mantle looks great! I'm almost ready to pull out the bunnies and start decorating for spring. Have a great week. Blessings, Dani

  5. Welcome back! Your wreath is very pretty and the vases pick up the white. Very springlike!


  6. Glad your back! Loving your wreath....Like the look of it all. ~Jen

  7. Hey Carol! a coffee filter wreath is probably the 'second' next craft I'm gonna do ;-) got something going on in the works now. I do love how fluffy they look!

  8. Carol, your spring mantel is lovely! I'm still decked out in red and a wintry theme. Hopefully this weekend I can take out the spring decorations and switch things around.

  9. It's so pretty, Carol. I adore your coffee filter wreath! I've been wanting to make one, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I picked up some those little greenery pots at Ikea this weekend too. Pretty great looking for such a small price.

  10. Fabulous wreath and I love your hurricanes. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. Such a beautiful and refreshing Spring mantel, CAS! I love the simplicity of it ... your coffee filter wreath is awesome ... and yes, I love the sweet white pots and greenery (which I also have) from IKEA ... I need an IKEA fix, soon!

  12. Love the mantel decor...i had just bought the very same plant pot and several faux greenery...yes, you can't beat Ikea!

  13. Carol, your mantle is beautiful and the wreath is just gorgeous!!! You really did a beautiful job with it. Love the pots with greenery. I wish we had an IKEA close by!

  14. I LOVE this wreath! Out of all the wreaths I've made I have never attempted one with coffee filters. Pinning this for future reference. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Have a great weekend!


  15. Carol I love your huge wreath! I made one a few years back but it was not nearly as large as yours. I have the same Ikea greenery. I actually need some more but not wanting to drive the 45 minutes to get them. I wish they had an online shop. Everything looks beautiful. Thanx for joining THT!

  16. Carol, I love your wreath. I have wanted to make one for some time and just have never sat still long enough to do it. I am swooning over yours. Perfect!! Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

  17. So pretty, Carol! Your entire mantelscape looks lovely. Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home--I'm featuring you!

  18. I've been meaning to make a coffee filter wreath, too. Yours is gorgeous!

  19. Well, I've been dying to share my Winter mantel with y'all, but at this point-in-time, I'm calling it my early Spring mantel... mantelbeige.blogspot.de


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