Saturday, March 16, 2013

Easter Spring Mantel Decor

  Welcome paper lovers! Is Easter hoppin up on you? I have a few simple ideas for you today to add some Easter joy to your home.

Check out this simple banner I made in an afternoon. With the Silhouette die-cut machine I cut some bunnies out of chevron printed paper.

(Click on any picture to enlarge)

  Glued the bunnies to some small pieces of wood that I had previously sprayed with chalkboard paint. You could just use some black paper to glue the bunnies on, I already had the wood pieces ready to go, but paper would work just as well too.

I clipped each bunny to some twine and I was done!

Below I tried the bunnies on a display rack....but it wasn't quite working for me.

Then I remembered this frame (below) and gave it a try. I like this.

   Mmmmm I like both the banner and the frame, going to have to pick one! Or make more!

 Since there are no little ones wanting to dye eggs this year I decided to go simple.

 I painted the short candlesticks (below & above) white, and turned them into egg stands.

 Got that bunny at the dollar store!

Chevron Bunny Banner

   So now that the mantel is decorated and ready for Easter I have been working on the menu....haven't made my final recipe decision yet but the Hash Brown Quiche I found on the Better Homes and Gardens website is a serious contender!

Hash Brown Quiche

 Our puppy Dexter wanted to show off his bunny this cute picture and our sweet bunny....I mean puppy!!!

   A special welcome and hello to each of my new blog followers!! I appreciate each and every one of you!! Please leave a comment and let me know if you prefer the bunny banner or the bunny frame? I am leaning towards the banner myself.....

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day! Lori

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  1. So, sooo . . . cute. So glad you shared this on Life on Lakeshore Drive. Blessings, Patti

  2. So many great ideas. I see that you added some pussy willow into your flower arrangement as well. Love it!

  3. Thank you Patti! I am so glad you stopped by my blog. I checked out your blog and I love your theme. I love to find a new life for something old. Have a great day, Lori

  4. Thank you Wendy! I have to laugh I kept wanting to call the pussy willow cattails but I knew that wasn't right. Lol we are always on or near the same page!

  5. I like the banner the best! It would look great at my house! The breakfast recipe looks great too!

  6. Dexter will run the banner over to your house today!! Thanks Pookie!

  7. So cute! I get tired of all the pastel this time of year- love that you did black and white- very classy!!

  8. Thank you Melissa and thank you for visiting my blog!! I appreciate you hosting the link-up party, so many cool blogs to check out! I have been on the computer all evening looking at all the link ups! Have a great day, Lori

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  10. I love your mantle! The bunny banner is just great. You did an awesome job on everything. I am now a follower and I look forward to seeing what you will create next!

    Cynthia at

  11. Thank you for stopping by Cynthia and for the follow!! I checked out your yummy blog and followed (GFC) you back. Thinking about those bacon caramels I just saw on your blog.....mmmmmmm Have a great day, Lori

  12. Ruh,Row!! It looks so suspicious to see my name and no response!! LOL What happened was that I was on my laptop without using the mouse and it was getting to be a messed up comment. Sorry about that! What I was trying to say was that I love your decorations... especially the white eggs with one word on it. Love simplicity that makes a huge impact! Just darling!

  13. Oh, everything is so adorable!! I love your bunny banner. It is awesome. I am featuring you tonight at Pick of the Bunch!! Thank you so much for sharing this week at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled you shared with us. Have a great weekend. :)

  14. How clever and crafty are you!!!! Your puppy is completely adorable.

  15. Thank you for stopping by Kadee!! I really like the simple look of the eggs too! Have a great day! Lori

  16. OMGosh thank you so much for the feature!!! I am thrilled!! I am so flattered I am almost speechless!! Thank you and have a great weekend!! Lori

  17. Thank you for stopping by and the nice comment!! I love crafting and I love spoiling our puppy!! Have a great day, Lori