Spring is here!
I love Spring, don’t you? It is my favorite time of year! The days are longer, the birds are singing and things are starting to bud and bloom! The season makes me feel alive, giving me a “spring” in my step and happiness in my heart! I look forward to spending more time outside and getting my hands dirty in the garden! During this time of year, I also begin thinking about how I can bring the outdoors in and lighten up the spaces inside my home.
I have grown to love the twinkle lights that I use in and around my home during the long, dreary winter months. In the evenings, I enjoy having the lights on my lighted birch trees from Gardeners Supply glowing cheerfully in the bedroom. The ambience is so cozy and comforting. So, instead of putting them away, this year I decided to keep them out, and give them a Springy touch. My idea was to turn my birch trees into a forest of Spring blooms.
Creating a Spring Look
First I needed supplies, so I went to Michael’s and purchased some stems of pale pink blossoms and white wire. Using wire cutters, I cut off each branch of the stem, placing them randomly on some of the branches of the birch trees.
I was able to just wind most of the stems around each branch, but in a few places, I needed to wire them, using some white wire. Now the trees look as if they are budding with the cutest little pink blooms. Next, I took a garland that I had purchased last year from Michael’s and placed it on the mantel.
Taking more of the stems that I used on the birch trees, I attached them to the garland, letting them drape along the sides of the mantel, giving it an elegant and romantic touch.
Then, I took some faux roses that I purchased from Amazon, and placed them in little clusters on the garland. The mantel is looking pretty, but there are a few touches that need to be made at the base of the trees. Because I didn’t want the electric cord of the birch trees visible on the floor, I intertwined another Spring garland along the cord line concealing it from view. Finally, I took a few of the faux roses that I had left over and placed them on the base of the trees to help conceal the base.
Here is a view of the completed project. Now I will be able to enjoy my Spring mantel for several months to come. It won’t be long until Easter, and I may just add a few bunnies for the occasion.
This Spring mantel up-do looks even more beautiful in the evening. The twinkle of the lights add the perfect touch! Happy Spring!
(Here are some links to the products that I used to create my Spring Mantle. I may receive a small commission if you purchase using one of these links. Thank You!)