I am done my spring mantel (insert happy dance here). Making pretty much everything from scratch takes some time, but it is time well spent. One thing I DON"T like to do is spend money, and one thing I DO like to do is make stuff. I have been putting posts up as I complete my projects so I will walk you through all I made....
Here is my recycled spring sign. The only thing that cost me money on this project was the glue sticks, electricity to run the glue gun and 50 cents for the wooden scrolls.
Next is my bird nest with baking soda clay eggs. This cost peanuts. The nest is made out of shaved wood hair that I bought at a dollar store. I just took a clump, shaped it in a circle, flattened it out at the center, and glued a cardboard circle to the outside bottom to hold the shavings in place. I have seen better ways to make the nest on blog land, but this sufficed for me. After making two nests, I barely made a dent in the bag of shavings so I have lots left over for other projects.
After the nests were made I glued in some home made robin eggs that I made from baking soda clay. I am all for custom making stuff to get the right size and also the right price.
Click HERE to go the the tutorial for the baking soda clay eggs.
Then there is my darling little decoupage cardboard bunny, with the paper that inspired the colors for my mantel.
And then there is my Spring Color Topiary tree, made with crepe paper streamers, using inks to custom color the streamers.
I originally had this topiary in a yellow basket - but I couldn't find two of them, so I covered empty peanut cans with burlap that I stamped.
I have had lots fun decorating my mantel on a dime.
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