Lotta green there. Now onto the next display, but first, a little of my own philosophy.
I personally do not think that the message of Easter (new life through Jesus Christ) and the appearance of Spring bunnies, chicks, and eggs needs to be kept separate. To me it all comes together in the amazing and inspiring reminder of hope and new life.
Therefore I've collected some of each together on my 2013 Easter/Spring mantel.
First, let's look at what all will be up there. If you want to read about how I did the twine wrapped bottles, go here. Then you can read about my first experience making string eggs in this post.
Finally, I need to show you the last piece, the centerpiece of the display. I found a free sign about the meaning of Easter on the internet and printed it out in pastel colors.
Because I simply printed it out on a flimsy piece of printer paper, I needed to find a way of making it look good enough to be the highlight of all the stuff on the mantel.
I found a large frame in a color matching the wording of the print, and then I glued strips of colored scrapbook papers on the frame backboard to make somewhat of a mat effect.
And here it is, front and center. I like how it is the first thing to draw your eye up there when you enter the room. I placed some old store-bought spring things that I excavated out of storage on either side.
Here are those twine decorated bottles I recycled. They kind of give an earthy, natural look to the display, and blend in nicely with the background stones.
On the other side of the mantel is a tree all decked out with those string eggs we had fun making.
And there it is folks:
I'm ready now, in my heart and my home, for the Easter holiday. May you all enjoy a blessed Easter and Spring with those you love.