Whimsical Budget-Friendly Spring Mantel Decor

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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.

picture of the whole whimsical budget-friendly spring mantel decor

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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.

the starting of the layering of the whimsical budget-friendly spring mantel
Starting to layer the mantel decor

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
  • garden gloves
  • bunnies
  • birds
  • vintage gardening tools
  • birdhouse
  • twigs
  • candles
  • twinkle lights
  • fairy garden pieces
  • moss

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

portrait picture of a ranunculus flower
My Favorite Spring Flower – Ranunculus

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.

saved from salvage wood frame wreath

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.


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Budget-Friendly Spring Decor

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    1. The inspiration came from one of your spring tablescapes my friend!

  1. What a beautiful mantel!! I love all the layers and textures that you used. You have a great eye for styling and using unique pieces in your decorating!

    1. Thank you Rachel. It was such a fun mantel to style. I’m actually still tucking in little things here and there 🙂

    1. Thank you Meagan – It was a very fun mantel to style.

  2. Your mantel is wonderful. Garden/vintage is perfect for Spring. Love the nest, clay pots and all the natural elements!

    1. Thank you Debra! I was cleaning out my greenhouse yesterday and found a few more things that I’ve tucked into the greenery!

  3. Hi, Lynn, thanks for sharing at the Friday with Friends link party.
    I’m featuring your pretty mantel tomorrow!


    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I really appreciate it.