{Thrifty Thursday} An Easter Mantel

This week I’m doing something a little different for Thrifty Thursday. Why? Because I just finished updating my mantel for Easter and I need to get it posted (Easter will be here and gone before you know it!), and also because some of the key pieces were “thrifted” from my local Goodwill!

The main thrifted upcycle of this mantel are these topiaries I found a few weeks ago. I loved the size and shape and knew they would be a great fit for our mantel; however, I didn’t love the color. I wanted green. But not just any green…I chose this fresh, minty green called “pistachio” by Krylon and went to work. I think they turned out FABULOUS! They make me smile.

And here’s how the entire mantel turned out!

There are many lovely Spring printables floating around out there that I may just use once we get past Easter, but I ended up making the one that is on our mantel, because I really wanted the words of the mantel to speak to the real reason we celebrate. I made three different color variations, feel free to download your very own HERE! I added a ceramic Easter egg that I also found at Goodwill on the side.

And the lovely updated topiaries frame in an updated chalkboard (made with an 11×14 dollar store frame, spray painted with chalkboard paint, and the frame painted yellow), a twine-wrapped chipboard “S”, and a bunny silhouette in a painted dollar store frame. Also for a fun garland, I strung plastic Easter eggs on bakers twine to hang on the shelf above.

I adore how it turned out. What do you think?

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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. Very cute!! I love!

  2. I think it’s quite lovely! I’ve been wanting to make a twine initial!

  3. I love it!!

  4. Perfectly decorated…I wouldn’t expect anything less :)

  5. CUTE!!!!!

  6. love your easter mantel!! very cute!

  7. LOVE IT!! :) What is that teal tower? Want it.. :)

  8. So cute! I love your topiary makeover.

  9. I’m loving how you reused the trees! The colors are wonderful together!!!

  10. Loving your Spring mantel. Love the color you spray painted your topiary.

  11. Very cute and I like your framed printable. :)

  12. So great!! I love it all! I featured it on my blog today: http://www.vixenmade.com/2013/03/creative-easter-mantles.html
    Victoria recently posted..Creative Easter MantlesMy Profile

  13. Hey rockstar!

    You are amazing. Enough said!

    Have an awesome and blessed day!
    Thistle recently posted..Easter Egg Cake PopsMy Profile

  14. That’s really pretty!
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  15. I absolutely adore this and you did a great job making over those topiaries! I would have never thought to do that! I would love if you would share this project over at our blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/03/third-day-naturals-giveaway.html

  16. Love it!!! I always love what you do! Be sure to link up this week for the Spring Mantel challenge!!!
    Dee, The CSI Project


  1. […] Lobby. Then on the second shelf I took added a topiary upcycle and twine “S” from my Easter Mantel, and a frame that I picked up a few months ago from Goodwill. I simply added two rows of twine and […]

  2. […] them with Krylon Pistachio (a great minty-fresh color) that I had leftover from last year’s Easter Topiary makeover. Once those dried they were a little too bright and shiny for my taste so I applied a […]

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