Some of you may notice that I am using the birds nest specimen art that I created this time last year above the fire-place again...(but with a slight modification!) This year I did paint the frame a nice spring-blue! I love this piece...and I love it even more now with the fresh coat of paint on the frame!
Next up, the coffee table. It's pretty simple, just some greens that I had left in my stash from last summer and of course my trusty little birch cylinders that I made awhile back. I'm a huge fan of using "natural" elements in your home and this is a great example of how the right pieces can be used over and over in your home throughout the seasons with only slight modifications!
Check out all of the places/projects where I have used these birch cylinders since I made them over a year and a half ago!
Here is another mix of thrifted and recycled objects that I re-assembled to create a totally new look!
I picked up the bucket last fall because I wanted to use it on my winter porch and pile it full of my "Magic Snowballs" - Now that I am onto spring it is a perfect twist on an Easter basket!
The numbered eggs are just paper-mache, a little paint and some burlap! (And again some recycled greenery from last year.)
These little white birds (I have three total) are another great example of objects that I use season after season...obviously they are great for spring and summer but since they are white (and glittery) I always set them out through-out the winter, too!)
This might be my favorite NEW part of the living room this spring! (and it is so EASY) - I found this little ladder at our local antique store for only 12 bucks! Using it as a magazine stand adds an extra pop of color in the room and keeps my magazines out in the open (where I might actually remember to grab one and flip through it!)
The tulip display on the mantle is nothing more then tulip stems (that I have had for YEARS) and an old drawer that I picked up (again at the local antique store)
BUT - this Spring Topiary is where I want to spend the most time with you today!
Most of you who are long-time readers know that there is little that I love more when it come to a craft projects then when it's a FREE craft project! (And that is just what this was...)
All of the elements that I needed to create these cute little topiaries I already had in my craft supplies (leftover from other projects) or reclaimed from last year's decor.
I don't know about you but I get a little tired of having the same decor up year after year (even if I do change it out for the seasons) but who has the moo-lah to up and change everything each year? Not me, I know that! That's why I love to "shop" in my own pile of supplies and try to think of ways to re-make things with out having to buy new!
Here is a rundown of all that I used
and where I "stole" it from!
2 styrofoam balls - left over from the above mentioned "Magic Snowball" project this past winter
5 lime-green hydrangea stems - Used last year in a centerpiece for my summer dining table
A handful of succulent stems and pieces that were left from a Summer Floral project last year
A wooden dowel, cut in half (found in the garage...not sure what this was left from)
Brown craft paint - I already had on hand
6 pieces of long greenery (to wrap around the dowel - stolen from the recently assembled "Easter Basket on the hearth)
Bits and pieces of floral foam (I always save my scraps)
My thrift store white chalices that I use for EVERYTHING (Seriously, other than the birch cylinders these get just about the most re-used of anything I own!)
You will also need
Floral Stem Snips
I hope that you enjoyed this little sneak-peak of spring here at my house!
I also have a super-cute Valentines Day project that I will share on Wednesday so I hope to see you back here in few days!
AND...before you go!