My Spring Mantels Through the Years

Spring mantel decorating ideas - love the leaning windows and rowboat art

Punxsutawney Phil was right – six more weeks of winter!

I almost lost hope in Phil’s weather forecasting skills when it was a balmy 62 degrees today until Al Roker told me to break out my snow boots so I could frolick in 8 – 12 inches of snow today!

Well, I probably won’t be doing much frolicking. I’m more likely to be curled up under a blanket sipping hot chocolate and dreaming of hyacinths, fuzzy baby bunnies and peanut butter eggs.

My house is pretty bare – I’m still not over the excess of Christmas – but I’m ready to start adding a little spring to my step and I’m looking back to springs past and sharing some of my spring mantel decorating ideas for inspiration (you can see my spring home tour here).


Lean antique windows on a mantel for a fun spring look

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Just a simple sprig of faux flowers, a fun little piece of boat art and a textured rope monkey ball add life to some old windows.

Vintage carboy water bottle for spring

Another year, it was all about my DIY egg garland for a fun mantel – I’ve even draped the garland around my kitchen window for some spring color.

Love the DIY egg garland on this fun spring mantel

Fun spring mantel with DIY egg garland and vintage green glass bottles

I made this similar carrot garland for a more rustic spring mantel another year.

The orange bunny is a vintage 3-d puzzle – isn’t he cute!

Rustic Spring Mantel and DIY Carrot Garland

Cute spring mantel with bunny chalkboard, old toolbox and carrot garland

Some more fun DIY decorating ideas for spring …

Bunny Table Runner

Peeps Wreath

Umbrella Wreath

Spring Grass Centerpiece

As I wait for the snow to melt, I’ll be anxiously awaiting the arrival of my peonies and I encourage you to plant your own this spring.

Read my Peony Growing Tips here.

I planted these 2 gallon peonies and was rewarded with blooms that very same season and even more the next year.


I can’t believe I doubted Punxsutawney Phil.

Oh well, I think I’ll curl up on the sofa and watch Groundhog Day.

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  1. I heard y’all were getting hammered (with snow). I need to check up on the girl, I guess! Why she would want to live in Manhattan of all the godforsaken places…(shaking fist and waving cane, telling kids to get off my lawn.)
    I am contemplating spring mantels, myself. I currently have evergreen swags with snowball garland, but it has been in the 70s for two days. Last night was a thunderstorm, though, and we’re probably going to get more snow in a week to 10 days.
    Go home, weather. You’re drunk.

    1. Yes, we are getting hammered as I get hammered! NY will be beautiful with this snow and a ghost town where your daughter will be able to walk outside and there will be no noise, garbage or slush … until tomorrow!

  2. Love your mantel. Do you drill holes in the plastic eggs to make the banner?? Cute and I want to do with my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing

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