Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Mantle Reveal: He is Risen!


I am quickly getting a post up of my Spring/Easter mantle reveal in order to link up to the Spring Fling Mantle Challenge (since I wouldn't bother doing a mantle if it weren't for a little poke)
Because the large mirror is affixed semi-permanently to the wall as an earthquake precaution, I always have to work around it.
This year I wanted my mantle to be a little more Christ-centric so I featured this embroidery piece:
A cross I made and stained with lumber in my garage:

And a "He Is Risen" burlap banner I made using Steam A Seam:

I wanted to steer away from the loud colors of plastic eggs and Easter grass so I took my lead from the burlap and made a few twine wrapped eggs:
And I had to feature my spray painted pinto beans I made previously, some of which I glued onto Styrofoam egg forms. 
The rest of the mantle features things I found at the dollar store:
Grapevine Wreath: $1 and Silk Flowers: $1
Two $1 vases spray painted & filled with five $1 flower sprigs
Garland made out of 2 packs of $1 doilies
Or stuff I already had:
A $3 bunny from Christmas Tree Shoppe I already had in my Easter stuff
A quilt I made for E's nursery when she was a newborn:
 I spent about $12 and 4 hours painting everything, sewing the banners and putting it together.
All in all, I am very happy with it.

Have a wonderful Easter!  
Welcome Spring!
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16 comments:

  1. Lovely Easter decoration!!!Have a nice day!!Keep in touch!!xx
    http://artnouveaucom.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! you are saying i can spray paint the beans!!!!! I LOVE YOU!
    ~Kimberlee

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  3. That mantle is so cute and I love the title of your post "Jesus and the $1 store" It made me smile. I'm your new linky follower. And I would like to invite you to come link up at my Sunday Round Up party every Sunday. @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    I hope you stop by to see if you would like to follow me too.
    Thanks
    Rose

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  4. I'm a new follower Kim! Your Easter mantel is adorable! LOVE those beans!!!

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  5. Very nice Easter mantel!! You did well with all of it! I love your burlap banner!

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  6. This is so pretty! I love the spray painted pinto beans! Your banner is just perfect! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party this week! We can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  7. This is so beautiful!!! I would LOVE to feature it on my Fireplace Decorating Blog! Please come check me out http://fireplacedecorating.blogspot.com/ I came over from the linky party on thirtyhandmadedays. Let me know if you would like to be featured on my little blog :) Have a most blessed Sunday!

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  8. Beautiful Mantel, found you on Southern Institute! Have a great week!

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  9. You did a beautiful job with this mantel! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on now and we'd love for you to stop by and link up @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

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  10. Your mantel looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday.

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  11. Your cross and banner are so beautiful! I'm loving your mantle! Would you be willing to link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

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  12. What a beautiful way to celebrate the reason for the season! I'd love if you'd share this on my linky party going on now at


    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/03/destination-inspiration-linky-party-8.html

    Happy Easter!
    Michelle

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  13. I'm featuring your mantle today! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-mantels.html
    Thanks again for linking up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party!
    --Michelle

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  14. I love your mantle!! I love your blog design. Thanks for linking up at SweetTalkin' Sunday! Sorry is took me so long to say hello!

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  15. Love that mantle! So cute!! I shared it on my blog here: http://www.vixenmade.com/2013/03/creative-easter-mantles.html

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  16. I love this one! Easter always gets kicked to the curb when it comes to my decorating. This may just inspire me. :)
    I'm your newest follower!

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