Remember the big black cross from my Christmas mantelscape? I took it, an old plastic egg wreath and some more cardboard numbers – coated them with two coats of robin egg blue colored spray paint. I bought two $9 orchids from Aldi, pulled out photos of my girls from last spring. Gathered some odds and ends from my holiday box of knick knacks and – voilà! I present to you…
” He’s alive” Easter mantelscape 2013.
I added the doily garland but it really wasn’t necessary. There was already the colorful spring pennant and the egg garland but once I had used up the better part of a morning to make it, I decided it was going up there. This is the part where a normal person would stand back and say “less is more”.
Anyhow, here is the how to..
- I knew holding on to all this old scrapbook paper would come in handy one day…
- I went through said scrapbook paper and found a bunch of pastels, patterns and one even had happy easter on it.
- I purchased a 10 pack of 10″ doilies from Hobby Lobby for like $1.99 – they were in the cake decorating section (I also got the bakers twine that I used to hang it on there too)
- I cut out 6″ circles from the pretty papers with a cutting system from my scrapbook stuff. (again hording can pay off)
- I glued the 6″ paper onto the doily, folded it in half, set a big, heavy book on top of them for an hour and then laid them onto the twine. (I attached the length of twine to the fireplace mantle with push pins)