How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel for Spring

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The changing of seasons from dreary winter to bright spring sparks the need to freshen up your home and bring in some color to wake up your space. Decorating your fireplace mantel is a great way to make a seasonal statement and create a design focal point in your home.

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Things You'll Need

  • Fringe garlands in a variety of colors
  • Foam core for floral panels
  • Leftover floral fabric for panels
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Additional art for layering
  • Greenery clippings
  • Vases and/or containers for greenery

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Drape Garlands From The Mantel

Fringe trim is a simple mantel garland that packs a big style punch. You can have fringe trim cut by the yard at any fabric store, or you can order it online. Use a variety of neutral and light colors to bring a festive air to your mantel. Overlap them to create a dimensional and not-so-perfect look.

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Create a Seasonal Backdrop

Nothing says spring like floral accents. You can create your own custom floral panels to feature on your mantel as layering accents.

To create floral panels, you'll need some floral fabric, pieces of foam core cut to size, and duct tape.

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DIY Floral Panel Tutorial:

Step 1

Measure out your fabric by placing the foam core on the fabric. Cut the fabric to size, leaving a two inch border around the foam core.

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Step 2

Fold the border up and attach to foam core using duct tape. Go slow on this part, smoothing the fabric and tightly pulling it as you go.

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Step 3

Create a backdrop by leaning the floral panels on your mantel.

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Layer Art

Layer on additional artwork that reminds you of spring and complements the color scheme of the floral panels. Word art can be a great addition, like this quote that plays off the colorful nature of spring.

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Group Vases of Greenery

Bring life to your mantel (literally) with some green clippings from your yard. Vary the sizes of your vases and containers to add dimension to your mantel.

(Image: Lindsay Jackman)
(Image: Lindsay Jackman)

Now your mantel is filled with personality and styled for spring. Sit back with a nice glass of iced tea and enjoy!

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