Happy spring! I know many of you are so glad to bid farewell to cold weather, and even though we enjoyed a very mild winter, spring is wildflower season in Arizona, and it's such a beautiful time of year! The kids and I took a walk in our little corner of the desert today, and the flowers were popping up all over. They don't last long, and we may not see much because of the lack of rain lately, but hey, I'll enjoy it while I can!
Anyway, over the past few days, I've been showing you some of the spring crafts I've been working on, and I am happy to say that the fireplace and mantel are finally decorated for spring!
The other day, I showed you how I made this rustic picket fence. It gets a prime spot on top of the mantel -- far away from kids and pets! I dressed it up a little with an easy DIY wreath made from greenery, flowers and a burlap bow. I didn't have an extra wreath form, so I just twisted a wire hanger into a circular shape and wound some greens around the wire.
I wanted to keep it fairly simple, so I added the painted mason jars that I made last week. The good thing about these flowers is that they will last a lot longer than the ones in the desert!
I love these sequined Easter eggs! I found them last year in Pier One, and they add a touch of elegance to the whole scene. I really love how the eggs sparkle in the afternoon light.
The large foam Peeps bunnies found a home at the bottom of the fireplace. The kids say they get hungry when they look at the bunnies, but so far, I haven't found any bite marks. The kids also decorated some foam eggs, and I used two of them in front of the bunnies. I also tucked some greens into a bunny basket and added that to the mix, as well.
C'est tout! It's easy to get carried away with decorating for spring, but I thought this was just enough. After Easter, I just have to remove the bunnies and eggs, and the rest of the decorations can stay. Easy, peasy!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy a wonderful spring day!
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