How to Create a Summertime Mantel...for Free!


Creating a mantel with a Summer look and feel can be quick and easy. And free. All you need is a good pair of garden clippers, a sturdy pair of shoes, some jumping/climbing abilities - and a few ditch-banks covered with wild flowers. :) See how I used a ditch-bank full of Queen Anne's Lace to create a Summertime Mantel.
Summertime has "blossomed" at The Everyday Home's mantel.
Summertime has "blossomed" at The Everyday Home's mantel.
A small pink and white Staffordshire pitcher filled with more lacy blooms.
A small pink and white Staffordshire pitcher filled with more lacy blooms.
Old books and wood candlesticks lend a vintage feel.
Old books and wood candlesticks lend a vintage feel.
More yard clippings filling a large farmhouse pitcher.
More yard clippings filling a large farmhouse pitcher.
A simple white pitcher filled to the brim with Queen Anne's Lace and a metal numbered tag.
A simple white pitcher filled to the brim with Queen Anne's Lace and a metal numbered tag.
Buck looks over a mantel filled with lacy white blossoms, white farmhouse pitchers and pink and white Stafforshire dishes.
Buck looks over a mantel filled with lacy white blossoms, white farmhouse pitchers and pink and white Stafforshire dishes.
... and old dough bowl adds texture and patina.
... and old dough bowl adds texture and patina.
The Everyday Home/Barb Garrett

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