Wednesday

Spring Mantel 2013



I'm so tired of Winter, I can't wait for Spring! The weather is taking forever to change.  Today I was taking the pictures of my "Spring has Sprung" mantel, that was the only thing that looked like Spring! Outside the weather looked like we are in the middle of Winter, cooold and lots of snow coming down! Oh well!

My Spring mantel inspiration came from this:



Every time my daughter wore it I kept on thinking how I could use the bird images?!  Time came for those birds to fly away, I did my own version, changing the wires for branches.

Using a piece of "art" I created long time ago for my daughter's bedroom, the new art was painted.



The birds were copied from the t-shirt and cut out.  As soon as I get a new printer I'm going to add a free downloadable for the birds.



My helper having fun, as usual, punching out some leaves.






Some more materials.


The same vases I've been having on the mantel for a long time, got "fenced" :)



With the many pieces of wood that I have around, a little fence was created, I didn't even cover the nail holes, and one of the wood pieces was damaged, that gives it a more of a worn out feeling :)



A little garland, some flowers and two fellow friends.



My kids favorites, as usual, got out of storage.









That sticks game in a carrot still gets my son busy for a while.



One of my bunny bottle toppers gives company to the stringy poodle.







For now, I have to keep on looking at my mantel to remember that in fact Spring is coming, no matter what!



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44 comments :

  1. Cristina, I love your art! How creative... makes me long for Spring!

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  2. That is so clever and creative, Cristina. I love how it turned out and I really LOVE your little helper that is punching out leaves! xo Diana

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  3. It's so gorgeous, Cristina. Your artwork is beautiful and this picture looks as if it was picked from a magazine. :)

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  4. Cristina, Your mantel is ADORABLE!! Love the art work you created hanging above the mantel.
    Mary Alice

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  5. Adorable and it really captures the spirit of spring. I'm with you in hoping it gets here real soon.

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  6. How creative are you!!! That is bautiful, I love it. I, too, am longing for Spring. This weekend is supposed to be nice! Cant wait. XO, Pinky

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  7. Love your mantel Cristina! So delicate and your kids's teddies give the entire thing a very personal touch! Very nice!

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  8. It's amazing were you can find inspiration. Your mantle is beautiful and artistic!

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  9. How adorable! I love how you used the t-shirt as inspiration. It turned out so well! It definitely looks like spring :) I wish it would hurry up and get here already!

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  10. Cristina, this mantel is BEAUTIFUL and your art work is incredible! Impressive!

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  11. That is adorable! You are amazingly creative. I bet your children love it, too.

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  12. Cristina, your mantle is amazing! You are so creative and everything looks just gorgeous! Love, love the birds!

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  13. Your helper's shirt is awesome Lincoln highway (same sign) is one of the main drags thru my town!

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  14. you did a wonderful job! love it! great inspiration

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  15. The most beautiful spring mantel, Christina! I love the way you get creative from the smallest detail, you took the idea from the inspiration photo to a whole new level! PS: Is that a pink dog?! Love it!

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  16. I love your spring mantel! The artwork is gorgeous!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  17. Feels like Spring when I look at it! Just <3 it!

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  18. You truly are a "Jill Of All Trades" It is beautiful!

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  19. this is so fresh and creative. Just LOVE it!!!

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  20. Picture Perfect! The blue on your art just pops and the whole things is making me wish spring was finally here! It is beautiful!

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  21. Your mantle is so pretty. Such a nice way to welcome spring into your home.

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  22. Cristina, it's gorgeous! You're so creative. I can't believe you came up with that from a t-shirt. I love that the birds add a little 3d and texture to the canvas. Love it!

    Debbie

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  23. I love the little fence and the springy colors! I am ready for spring to get here. :)

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  24. Cristina,

    I know I say this - but I mean it- you are so talented and I love your creativity!!! Wonderful and Inspiring!!!

    -jemma

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  25. Super adorable Cristina! You are truly one of the most creative bloggers I know! Love it!

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  26. Your mantel came out gorgeous as always!

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  27. Love the mantel, it looks fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  28. That is so cute!!!! Love the bird art. I would trade places with you in a second, we have had hardly any winter here (second year in a row of a warm winter). Our summers here are hot and long, I love a good winter to recover!

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  29. I love how you make a new picture all the time. Very cute!

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  30. How wonderful to have inspiration and help from your kids! I love the mantel...it's a true work of art! Now let's hope spring is around the corner! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  31. Oh my gosh...this is so pretty and fresh. Perfect for spring and the little fence is adorable. It was so sweet to see your daughter helping. Happy Weekend Cristina!

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  32. Hi Cristina,
    Your mantel turned out lovely. Your DIY bird art really stands out in the Spring vignette. It is so clean and fresh. I am in the same boat as you in that Winter doesn't seem to want to end for us this year.
    Thanks for the Spring inspiration,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks

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  33. The mantel is stunning and how incredibly creative you are! I adore everything about it - the birds, the fence, the vases and the way you arranged it all. Spring has definitely made it to your house!

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  34. Darling! :)
    I love your mantel.
    Have a great week!
    ~Liz

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  35. Your artwork is brilliant!!! I love everything about this mantel! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  36. How cheerful and sweet. It looks just lovely and like a breath of spring blew into the room. You all did a fantastic job!
    Cindy

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  37. Beautiful. YOu did a wonderful job. I love the vines. Thanks for joinig TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  38. How clever and cheerful. Love the birds/

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  39. Wow! You did a terrific job on your mantel and it is so creative! Love the birdie artwork and the fence below - perfect! Now if only Spring would come!

    DD

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  40. Love your creativity..the painting is so fun and springy! Great ideas. Come link up to centerpiece Wed on my blog The Style Sisters http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/03/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_12.html
    Karin

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  41. Love your mantel!!! So pretty! You should share this on my blog this week. The challenge this week is Spring mantels so you should come link up. The llnk up starts tonight and will go through Friday. Then, our guest judge will pick the winners. Come on over and have fun!
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  42. Love this entire mantel Cristina! Love the green stripe on your chairs too!

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