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May 2, 2013

May Day Spring Mantle

may day spring mantleThe other day I stumbled upon a lovely May Day Wreath by Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling and it got me thinking about adding some some May flowers to my house.  I already have a spring wreath on my front door, so the only other place I could think of was the mantle.  

The top of my fireplace is so dark, so I am always looking for new ways to add a pop of color.  I have also been looking for a project to use some of my home-made washi tape on, my May Day Spring Mantle was taking shape!

I have been all about "shopping at home" and just using stuff I already have.  It is good for my budget as well as good for the planet!  So off I went to see what I could find. 

I found some large binder clips and covered those with a pretty purple tape.  Then I dug in my collection of fake flowers and made 5 lovely little bouquets.  Finally, I reused some old ribbons that came off of gifts that I never throw away.  My father in law laughs at me at Christmas because I horde all the used ribbons... but seriously the man always uses the best ribbons when he wraps!

Any who, here is the garland I came up with:

may day spring garland

close up of may day garland

As you can see here, all I did was use the binder clips to attach the ribbons tied to each bouquet.  Easy peasy!


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  1. really cute and adds a spring touch. It gives me inspiration to make something.

  2. This is really lovely - I like it a lot :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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