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Rustic Spring Mantel Decor with Flowers and Vintage Finds

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Spring decor ideas for your mantel and more

rustic wood mantel with spring decor

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Hello, friends! How about some uplifting, creative, and beautiful ideas for spring? This week I’m joining some of my talented home blogging friends to bring you some ideas for decorating your mantel, table, porch and deck, as well as some yummy recipes and crafty projects.

It’s all part of the Spring Ideas Tour, hosted by my dear friend Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea. There will be new ideas every day this week, so please visit each blog to see what they’re sharing. And get ready to be inspired by all of them! The links are at the bottom of this post so keep scrolling all the way down.

rustic mantel with spring decor ideas

Today’s topic is mantels, and I’m sharing how I added some simple spring decor to my rustic outdoor mantel. I added this mantel to our covered deck area last summer and it’s been such a fun place to decorate for the seasons. You can see previous versions here → Cozy Rustic Fall Mantel Decor and here → Cozy Natural Christmas Mantel

For spring, I decided to use flowers and pastel colors.

realistic faux peony stems in vintage wicker demijohn

I made this little fabric banner several years ago and thought it would be the perfect way to add some spring color here. It was so easy to make. I used some pastel fabric scraps and cut them into triangle shapes with my pinking shears. Then I simply used little clothespins to attach them to a long string of twine. 

preserved boxwood topiaries and grapevine wreath on rustic mantel

It doesn’t get any easier that that! You could probably use a hot glue gun to attach the fabric to the twine if you don’t have the little clothes pins. And old sheets or even clothing would work if you don’t have any fabric scraps. 

fabric banner and spring decor on rustic mantel

I raided the house and my shop for everything else. Some height was needed to fill up the empty space in the middle of the mantel, so I borrowed my bird cage from our living room. 

And btw, those wine corks have been collected over the past several years. We probably don’t drink more than a couple of times per month, to be honest. I just save the corks for some future unknown project. Hoarders do that, lol. 

white stoneware pitcher with faux lavender on blue stepstool

The cute little stool came from an estate sale several years ago. I painted it blue and distressed it, but it was already beat up when I got it. The pitcher are faux lavender are from my shop.

fabric banner and spring decor on rustic mantel

For the top of the mantel I wanted some texture so I used a grapevine wreath for that. The cathedral window adds some height, and the little boxwood topiaries add more texture and some color. 

preserved boxwood topiary and ceramic robin eggs with vintage Easter postcard

A vintage Easter postcard displayed in one of my old flower frogs filled in some of the small spaces, as did some ceramic robin’s eggs

cast iron bunny and ceramic robin eggs

More robin eggs, some dried lavender, and a little cast iron bunny add to the spring theme. 

rustic spring mantel with fabric banner and cottage decor

The fabric banner was actually the last thing I added. I had everything else in place and felt like it needed a little something else to fill in the space. Nobody can ever accuse me of being a minimalist, lol. 

rustic spring mantel decor

A few faux peonies tucked into a vintage demijohn and a soft pink throw pillow on the chair add some pink to the mix. I love using pink accents in the spring. 

And since I’m a total color nerd, I made a little spring color palette based on this vignette. The approximate paint colors are listed below.

rustic spring mantel with fabric banner and spring color palette

Approximate paint colors, from my Benjamin Moore color deck:

Scroll to the bottom of this post for shopping resources to recreate any of this look.

Now I invite you to go visit all of my friends, who are also sharing spring ideas, recipes, and diy projects for you! Here’s a peek at all of them. The links are below each day’s photos.

Monday ~ Mantels

Hearth and Vine | Postcards from the Ridge | Marty’s Musings | Calypso in the Country

Tuesday ~ Tablescapes

Spring Ideas Tour - Tablescapes

Lora Bloomquist | Our Southern Home | The Painted Hinge

Wednesday ~ DIY

Spring Ideas Tour - DIYs and Crafts

Sweet Pea | 2 Bees in a Pod | The How to Home | Our Crafty Mom | What Meegan Makes

Thursday ~ Recipes

Spring Ideas Tour - Recipes

My Wee Abode|Thistle Key Lane|Harbour Breeze Home|First Day of Home

Friday ~ Porches and Decks

Spring Ideas Tour - Porches and Decks

Redhead Can Decorate | Worthing Court | Follow the Yellow Brick Home


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  1. Your spring mantel is beautiful, Angie! I love all of the florals that you used from your shop and also the pretty banner that you added to add some subtle spring color. I hope that you get to enjoy some quality time on your pretty deck with your family this spring.

    1. Thank you so much, Paula! Spring is such a hopeful time of year and I think this year shouldn't be too! Definitely planning on spending lots of time out here enjoying the fresh air. Thanks so much for hosting the tour!

  2. I love it Angie. That mantel you picked up is the perfect addition to your porch. I love seeing how you decorate it from season to season. All your pretty touches including my favorite flower frogs, lavender and peonies are perfect reminders of spring and the beauty of nature to come. I personally can't wait.

    1. Thank you, Patti! I think the mantel is a perfect fit for this spot! And it's so much fun to dress up for each season. I'm also excited for all that nature will be bringing us this spring. Lots to look forward to there.

  3. Angie – your spring mantel is beautiful! As well as your other wonderful ideas. Your happy color choices are spot-on for the season!

    1. Thank you so much! The pastel colors are so happy and cheerful and they bring a smile to my face every time I look at them!

  4. Your spring mantel is beautiful! I love all the pastel colors and that adorable banner! I hope you are getting some spring weather where you live. Stay well.

    1. Thank so much, Shelley! I love using pastels in the spring and the banner fits the spot so well. It's supposed to be nice spring weather here this week. I hope you're getting good weather too!

  5. Angie you have created the prettiest rustic spring mantel! I love all the decorative accents you used and the colors you chose. The little cast iron bunny and vintage postcard are so sweet. I am definitely going to borrow your fabric scrab bunting and if I ever do a post I will be sure to link back to yours. Beautiful inspiration! I hope you will share over at All About Home this week:https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/category/all-about-home-link-party/

    Happy spring!

  6. Your mantel is the best foundation to have fun decorating your porch! Love the fresh, pretty Spring colors and textures you used. The bunting is the cherry on top, indeed! Adorable, Angie.

  7. What a pretty and Spring fresh mantle display. I just want to sit in that cozy chair and sip a cup of coffee! I absolutely love that pennant banner out of fabric, too. So cute! Thanks for inspiring us with your creativity.

  8. Angie, your spring mantel is just lovely. It's definitely not minimalist, but I always things about how uncluttered your decor is. Perfectly curated with lovely spring items! Pinned, of course! Always fun hopping with you!

  9. The spring decor and colors are beautiful! Your porch looks like a wonderful, calming spot to sit back and relax.

  10. Angie, I just adore your lovely spring mantel! The combination of colors and accents you used is perfect for spring. I love your cast iron bunny and I just might have to grab one for myself! And your fabric scrap bunting is gorgeous! So happy to be touring with you this week!

  11. There are so many pretty things to admire about your mantel. The spring bunting, the lavender, the birdcage, even the iron bunny are all calling out to me. So lovely Angie!

  12. This is so pretty, Angie, and I love that it's an outdoor mantel. Perfect to sit by and enjoy the beautiful weather that will hopefully be here soon.

  13. This is just gorgeous, Angie! I love your color palette, and thanks for sharing similar Ben Moore paint colors with us. I also hoard old wine corks, so I'm glad I'm not alone in that. 😉 I love how you displayed yours. Happy to be on this hop with you!

  14. Your mantel is just so beautiful. Everytime that I see it, I want to add one to our porch. Your shop looks amazing….took a little peek!

  15. Your mantel is beautiful! Everytime I see it, I want to add one to our front porch! I took a peek at your shop…..looks amazing!

  16. I love this. I would love it if you would share this on The Fabulous Friday Link Party this Friday. You can find the link on my website. Hugs to you.

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