Spring is just around the corner, time to add some fresh decor in hopes of willing that warmer weather our way. In the spirit of less is more I choose to keep our Spring mantel uncluttered and made a simple yet detailed wreath. I’m letting this one Spring wreath do all the talking in our primitive farmhouse dining room and going extremely minimal with nothing else to distract from the bright and beautiful cut flowers.
A special thanks to Krista at The Happy Housie for putting together the most magnificent Spring mantel blog hop. She graciously let me join in the fun and I’m honored to be among all this eye candy!
There’s so many wonderfully decorated mantels full of inspirational ideas you don’t want to miss any! I’ve included links to each and every amazing mantel down below but first a few more detailed photos of my Spring mantel – well my mantel may technically be empty but I think my wreath makes up for it:
I cut each and every little piece on my scroll saw, I highly recommend this tool if you want to make any sort of decorative small pieces. Draw a pattern or find your favorite clip art and you can cut almost anything on the scroll saw.
I painted all the pieces in bright, cheery Spring colors to make the wreath come to life. Our antique dining room from 1740 is completely neutral with white walls and wood tones which plays off so beautifully against the fresh colors of the wreath.
You can never go wrong with navy gingham so I used a piece of fabric I had on hand as the backdrop for my wreath. How fun would it be to set the whole table in this palette? If only I had little decorating elves to come do it for me!
I desperately wanted to stick my finger in the photo for scale but alas my nails are all chewed and scruffy, definitely not photo worthy. I’ll just tell you that those little teeny tiny light pink buds on the end of that stem are smaller than a pea. I shared over on Instragram stories as I was cutting out these cuties, be sure to follow me there for behind the scenes first looks.
Stepping back in the dining room you really get a sense for the contrast between the old and the new. I’ve never been know to create drama with my decor but I think this just might be a first.
Be sure to stop by my friends below, they are sharing their beautiful and inspiring Spring mantel decor or a Spring vignette below:
Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoy this Spring wreath above my mantel as much as I do. I will definitely be sharing the tutorial soon. Please feel free to leave comments, I love hearing from readers.