Hello friends! I hope you all are having a fabulous week. Who else loves the Dollar Tree? There is one that is walking distance from my office so I visit it quite frequently on my lunch breaks. It has become one of my go-to’s for holiday decor, especially if I’m making a craft. I headed there this week with hopes to find some things to create an Easter mantel. And they did not disappoint!
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My purchase included several terracotta pots in various sizes, assorted lavender stems, a few floral foam blocks, garden moss, a roll of kraft paper, and some wall decal stickers. In a bit, I’ll show you my plans for all of these goodies.
Clay pots are my favorite. I knew they were something I wanted to incorporate into my Easter mantel this year. I love them even more when they are aged and worn, and covered in green moss. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to do this, but it’s pretty easy to create that look with a little paint. Here is a great tutorial by Aimee at It’s Overflowing Blog to show you how it’s done.
How to Style a Farmhouse Easter Mantel
The first thing I did was make the crafts that I planned to use on my mantel. Let me show you what I did and then I’ll show you how it all came together.
Floral Pots DIY
I bought several of the clay pots in various sizes. The ones pictured here are the medium size and come 2 per pack. I cut foam blocks to fit in the bottom of each of the pots I wanted to add a stem to. Make sure your foam block fits snug in the pot so that your stem doesn’t lean over. Stick your stem through the center of the foam block then add a little of the garden moss around the top to hide the foam. Each of these will cost you about $2 to make. That is what I call a budget-friendly DIY!
I took the roll of kraft paper and cut it in half to create 2 smaller rolls. I cut a piece of jute string and tied it though the top of the roll to create something to hang the scroll with. Then I rolled up the bottom a few times and put paper clips on the back of each end to hold the roll in place. Once I had the size of scroll I wanted, I peeled the stickers off of the sheet and placed them in the center of the scroll. Viola! You now have a scroll for $1.50!
I purchased another peel and stick decal that I plan to put on the other half of the kraft paper that I cut. Which means I will have two scrolls for a total of $3! Have I said lately how much I love budget friendly decor!
Styling your Easter Mantel
Now for the styling. This is my favorite part. But rest assured, I do not get everything just the way I want it on the first attempt. I probably rearranged this 8 times before I was satisfied with the look. And I’ll probably continue to move things around over the next few days because that’s what I do.
I knew I wanted varying heights to add dimension and I knew I needed to add in a few other textures. Books are my go-to for adding a little height and texture. Pedestals are another good way to add height. I randomly stacked some of the clay pots and laid a few sideways just to add some extra dimension.
I needed a little brightness with all of the wood and green so I added the milk glass vases to break it up some. Then I added the fresh camellias from my yard to add a little softness and color.
I hope I’ve shared a little inspo for your Easter mantel decor this year. Go check out the Dollar Tree! You are bound to find something to use in your decor and the best part about it is that everything in the entire store in only $1 (it’s also the best place to take your kids to pick out a “prize”). Remember, decorating your home doesn’t have to be costly, sometimes all it takes is just a little creativity. Be blessed, friends!