How to decorate a fireplace mantel or table for spring using recyclables and repurposed items.
Do you have a fireplace mantel that provides visual interest in your home? Do you decorate it seasonally for it to become the focal point in the room? If not, do you have a sideboard or table top that you decorate for each season?
If you answered yes to one or both of these questions then I have not only one, but 25 spring mantel decorating ideas to share with you today.
In the decorating world, changing out mantel decor seasonally can be one area in your home where decorating can be done quickly and affordably and if you use repurposed and/or recycled items… almost free.
How to Decorate For Spring Using Repurposed or Recycled Items
That is what I added… recycled and repurposed items to decorate the mantel in my living room for spring. New decor is always fun to add as there is so much of it in stores now. Cute bunnies, Easter art, and more, but seasonal decor items do have a downside, they have to be stored when not in use.
Since I am trying to purchase less so I have less clutter around the house, I am also trying to tame stored clutter as well, so last week when I wanted to start adding spring touches, I shopped my house to find items to use. I had the choice of using a large mirror, natural materials, and a large piece of art.
What I decided to use was a blank white canvas and a blue glass-fronted cabinet door that I used as wall art in my previous house in Pennsylvania. I kept 3 candles on the mantel display and removed the rest that where part of the winter mantel and also kept the grass planter and placed it in front of the cabinet door.
Next, I headed to my recycling bin in the garage and plucked out a few glass bottles.
I cleaned them out, lined them up and added some water and fresh flowers to each that I bought at the supermarket to create a simple, yet eye catching spring floral arrangement along the mantel.
Even the mantel itself, sans decor is a repurposed item. If you haven’t read about the origins of the mantel, you can read it here.
Simple and ready to go for spring. I will have to change the flowers every week, but that will allow me to add a new color if I desire. Maybe yellow daffodils one week and pink tulips the next.
More Thrifty Spring Decorating Ideas:
My Spring Mantel Decorating Resources:
Cabinet Door – Road side trash
Glass Bottles – My Recycling Bin
Candles – I bought at a Pottery Barn Outlet so they were less expensive.
Grass Planter – No longer available, but you can find similar ones at HomeGoods, TJMaxx and Marshalls.
Flowers – Grocery Store