Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Mantel Party

Are you all ready to party?  I stayed up late last night finishing my mantel so I could be ready for today.  This linky party will be open until April 15th.  I think it will be a great place to get inspiration from each other, and I will of course be featuring my favorites at the end of the party.  {There will be prizes too, but I'll cover that later in the post}.  First, let me show you my Spring mantel!

All of the vases and silk flowers are from the Dollar Store, can't beat those prices!

To read about my framed art, visit this post and this post.

And lastly, I made this cute flower garland out of water bottles!  I used this awesome tutorial from The Harrigan Howdy

I only did a couple things differently.  I used acrylic paint instead of spray paint because, as I've mentioned previously, despite being harder to work with it's SO much cheaper!  If you put it on thick enough one coat will do.  I also went ahead and used a needle and thread to hang them because my water bottles were really thin plastic so it worked.

Let the party begin!

There are no requirements to link up to the party.  I hope you'll all participate, I can't wait to see your gorgeous Spring mantels!  The party will be open until April 15th so if you're not quite ready you can come back anytime before then.

If you would like to be eligible for the giveaway {the winner will receive their choice of a sweet little girly headband package or a cute little guy newsboy cap, hand crocheted by me} you must display the Spring Mantel Party button on your mantel post.  Of course, I would love for you to do this anyways so we can spread the word and have more creative friends join in the fun!

I also mentioned in a previous post that everyone who enters would get a free pattern of their choice from my etsy shop!  If you would like one you must include the button in your post (as mentioned above) as well as in your sidebar until the party is over (April 15th).  Then just leave me a comment here telling me your email address and which pattern you would like and I'll email it to you (assuming you've followed the rules).  Easy as that!


  1. super cute mantel!!!!! I dont have a mantel (no fireplace, wouldnt ever use it here) so I dont have any good ideas to share :( Yours is awesome!!!

  2. I love the water bottle flowers. This should be fun party. I'm excited to see new ideas. Thanks for hosting.

  3. I don't have a mantel either but I have a lowboy in the living room that I treat like a mantle! Can't wait to have a real one!

  4. Cute idea with the flowers!!! Can you belive I have 3 mantels- 4 if count the one in the enclosed detached sundroom. Only one is ready for the party but I might add the others as I get them prettied up a bit for spring!

    I am looking forward to all the different ideas! I have a hard time figuring out how to decorate the mantels sometimes.

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  5. How darn cute...and the water bottles genius!!!! 

  6. I love how your garland turned out! So springy and fun colors.

  7. How lovely and Springy!! I might have to whip up a spring mantel!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  8. Your vignette is so whimsical and fun! Thanks so much for hosting the linky party!

    ~Ricki Jill

  9. Thanks for adding your awesome Spring mantel to my Linky Party! You're the Bee's Knees!!! :)Alyssa I'll have to get my mantel into shape and share! ;)Alyssa

  10. Really cute~ Thanks for sharing your mantle party at Feathered Nest Friday~ if I can get a mantle post up and running soon- I'll come on by and join in.

  11. I'm going to have to finish my mantle soon. I'll get on it.

  12. Your mantle looks really cute! And what a fun party!

  13. It looks cute! Your mantel is so into Spring now.

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  14. Cute "mantle" and fun party! Thanks for hosting! I just linked up AND added your button to my sidebar...I have a baby due in May and I would love to try to make a cocoon photo prop...I only know simple crocheting, but I think I have a friend who can teach my to crochet "in the round" (is that what you call it?) Anyway, thanks for the offer! Soooper excited :)

  15. Working on my mantel now to link up to your party...can't wait!

  16. I'd love to participate in my first ever linky party; however, I don't seem to be able to. Linky Tools subscription expired? Huh?

  17. I think the water bottle idea is great, they would look so pretty in a yard too ! Very cute!
    Spring has definatley spring at your house!

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