I’m so happy that spring officially arrives this week! I love sharing seasonal mantel decorating ideas, so of course I had to put together a mantel for spring. Let me show you my spring mantel decor ideas and how you can decorate a spring mantel with just five elements!
For my spring mantel decor this year, I decided to keep things simple and symmetrical, which is a little different than last year’s spring mantel decor. I only used five types of objects, which made decorating a snap! I love this pared down approach.
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So what are the five elements in my spring mantel?
1. Spring Mantel Decorating with Faux Florals
2. Terracotta Pots on a Mantel Decorated for Spring
I stocked up on inexpensive terracotta pots and then gave them an aged look with paint. I set them on top of this upside down wood planter box (that I used in last year’s spring mantel) to give them a little height. Had I purchased larger terracotta pots, I wouldn’t have needed this extra height from the planter box.
Read my blog post on how to age terracotta pots with paint to see how easy it is to make new terracotta pots look old.
3. Use Pitchers as Vases on a Spring Mantel
Ceramic pitchers have recently worked their way into my decor-loving heart. Of course I love them for pouring lemonade, but I also love them for holding flowers and greenery!
I have used this adorable pitcher from Magnolia’s Hearth and Hand line at Target on previous mantels, but this cute yellow pitcher was a recent find from an unexpected place! I adore the color and the bamboo wrap around the handle!
4. Spring Mantel Decor with Books
I grabbed a few books from the office and used them to give height to the pitchers. Notice how I used two underneath the smaller, yellow pitcher to bring the cherry branches up to the same height as the ones in the cream-colored pitcher and give a balanced look.
5. Use Pretty Wrapping Paper in Spring Decor
I’ve used regular books on my mantel in the past, but for this spring mantel I decided to cover my books in beautiful wrapping paper.
I purchased a roll of this paper and am happy with the color and floral details it adds to my simple spring mantel!
So there you have it – with just five main elements I was able to create a pretty spring mantel in hardly any time at all!