Are you looking for some spring mantel ideas? This whimsical budget-friendly spring mantel decor is just so fun and full of springtime goodness.
You can’t go wrong when you start with a strand of budget-friendly eucalyptus as your spring mantel garland. I happen to have some in stock from Annie’s Backyard Wedding.
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Whimsical Budget-Friendly Spring Mantel Decor
After starting with the eucalyptus spring mantel garland, then you will begin layering. A second garland that had a few dainty flowers was my next layer, again this was something we had in stock and I just weaved it into the other garland. Simple sprays of ferns are inexpensive and you can cut them apart and tuck them into the bottom of the garlands to give them more depth and interest. You can also add other green faux stems you have available.
Now it’s time to start tucking in the whimsy! Using real birds nests really adds another level of fun to this mantel. (Below you will find how to preserve a real bird’s nest) Every bird’s nest needs someone to occupy it so what could be better than sweet little blue eggs in one and a ceramic bird in the other.
Prepping a Real Bird Nest
Once the mother bird has abandoned the nest you can spray it with bleach and water mix on all the surfaces. Let it completely dry in the sun. I let my nests stay in my greenhouse all winter then I lightly spray them with a matte clear spray. Dry completely
More Budget-Friendly Spring Mantel Decor
There is so much more than you can add.
terra cotta pots
vintage seed packets
vintage gardening tools
fairy garden pieces
Everything you Need to Recreate the Mantel
All of these items are available at Walmart
You might have much of this on hand, especially if you’re a gardener. The only thing that I had to buy were new gardening gloves and only because all of mine were so dirty. They will serve double duty and go out into the greenhouse when I switch out my spring mantel to summer.
You can watch my YouTube video of the whimsical budget-friendly spring mantel decor
You will notice that the Frame TV in the background has a picture of a vintage garden scene. The fact that you can switch out the artwork to match the season or your decor is the most amazing feature. You can get the Frame TV HERE
Other Spring Decor at This Small House
Regina from Saved from Salvage created the most amazing vintage frame wreath. It is such an easy DIY and you can recreate it in just a few minutes.
The spring DIY wreath that I made a few years ago turned out really well at a fraction of the price of the inspiration wreath that I was working with. You can find that post HERE
For more creative inspiration, head over to visit Wendy at WM Design House. She made the cutest spring decor out of rags.
You can see my spring porch refresh from last year HERE.
I hope you enjoyed my whimsical budget-friendly Spring mantel decor. I had so much fun creating it.