Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Stunning, no? Something about that turquoise door juxtaposed against those bright pink and green hues lit a fire under me, and I knew immediately I wanted to use that as the springboard for my spring mantel.
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Inspired by Jen’s Valentine Vignette over at Tatertots and Jello, I decided to kick things up a bit with some fun medallion accents. Because I wanted to use up as much of the supplies I had on hand as possible for this display, I came up with a fun technique that allowed me to use fabric I already had in my stash instead of paper to make them.
Check out my post for how to make these fabric medallions – no sewing required!
I rounded out the display with a carpet of artificial grass I purchased at Hobby Lobby last year on clearance after Easter, some of the crosses from my collection, and a white vase I found a few weeks ago at Joann for just $3…
…a bowl filled with fresh lemons and ceramic birds that I found on 90% clearance at Hobby Lobby last year…
…and – of course – a healthy dose of bright flowers! I know a lot of people shy away from artificial flowers, but used sparingly, I think they can add a really fun touch to displays like this one.
I absolutely love these paper flowers I found at Hobby Lobby last week. Aside from the supplies for the pallet, they were the only purchase I made for this display. Not too shabby!
And that’s a wrap!
I encourage you to seek inspiration for your home decor in unlikely places, as I did here. If you love the design of an ad, a magazine cover or anything else that strikes your fancy visually, use that to flavor your next decorating endeavor. It will breathe new life into your efforts!
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Thanks so much for stopping in! And don’t forget to stop by throughout the rest of the week for the tutorials for how I put these projects together.