spring mantel decor

i think 2011 is the year of no seasonal decorating for me!  totally unintentional, but true.

knowing that easter was coming soon, i felt like a teeny bit of decor was needed, so i shoved some of the cherry blossom branches i had made for this shower into the urns i already had sitting on my mantel.

i think i originally bought the branches at michael’s.

if i was a good blogger i would’ve taken step by step pics of this.  or maybe i did and it was just so long ago i don’t remember!

either way it is super easy and probably doesn’t even need pics for you to get the idea.

i used light pink tissue paper, folded in layers, and free hand cut out a circle.  then i separated the layers of tissue circles, took one at a time and just pinched the center of each circle.  then i did a little twist to secure it (you can see it really close in the pic above).  i added a dab of hot glue to various joints in the branches and stuck the paper cherry blossom to it.  easy peasy.  i think white would be really pretty, too.

my urns already had what i needed inside: floral foam covered in reindeer moss.

i’d love to have a blossom bearing tree that i could snag a branch or 2 off each year, but our fruit trees are too young for that, so for now these fake ones will have to do!


  1. 1

    I like the clean and simple look of it. No clutter!

  2. 2

    It’s beautiful and yet so simple. How awesome!

  3. 3

    Lovely and simple ~ sometimes that’s the best way to go anyway. :)

  4. 4

    simple and beautiful. Our maple tree has “puffs” of apple green right now. If my allergies weren’t going crazy I’d bring some inside.

  5. 5

    Oh wow, so simple! Love that idea – thank you for sharing with us!

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    I love this idea ~ it looks simple and sweet, but makes a big statement! My mantle needs an overhaul, but my problem is that we have a dark Orangy/Brick colored wall that is the backdrop for the mantle so it is hard to come up with Spring/Summer theme, however Fall and Winter is a breeze to decorate!

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  7. 7

    Love the pop of color with the plate!

  8. 8

    I love that idea with the tissue paper! They look real! So cute, what an amazing idea!

  9. 9

    oh i Love those!! you did so good!! :)

  10. 10

    bada-bing, bada-boom! that is brilliant!

    note to self: add tissue paper to the grocery list….don’t forget moss, it gives the finished look.

  11. 11

    Looks magnificent!

  12. 12

    your home is a beautiful place.
    and this idea is simply sweet. thanks for sharing!

  13. 13

    Cute idea! I love the light pink with the teal plate in the background :)

  14. 14

    I love that idea! It is so sweet and simple, just perfect for spring! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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