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25 DIY Spring & Easter Mantels

Let the spring and Easter decorating begin, starting with the mantel. Before you go out and buy decorations, be inspired by these DIY ideas with supplies you might already have at home. Go modern and minimal or pastel and colorful with helpful decorating tips along the way in these 25 DIY Spring and Easter Mantels.


  • 25 DIY Spring and Easter Mantels 1 of 26
    25 DIY Spring and Easter Mantels
  • Framing Your Subject 2 of 26
    Framing Your Subject
    Fill the inside of a frame with a solid color or printed fabric. This will make the background look a lot more exciting and ultimately bring the mantel together.
    Find out more at Nest of Posies.
  • Just Your Style 3 of 26
    Just Your Style
    Create a spring mantel that you will be happy to look at all season because it perfectly represents you.
    Find out more at Living the Swell Life.
  • Colorful Bunting Backup 4 of 26
    Colorful Bunting Backup
    Add a last minute touch of color to your mantel with a bunting. There are many tutorials where you can find very easy ways to do no-sew versions too.
    Find out more at Sugar Pie Farmhouse.
  • Up, Down, and All Around 5 of 26
    Up, Down, and All Around
    If you're feeling extra inspired to decorate, don't just stop at the mantel.
    Find out more at Fox Hollow Cottage.
  • In the Details 6 of 26
    In the Details
    You can make small changes to your mantel like wrapping the tops of bottles in raffia or hiding potted plants in new pots for a big change.
    Find out more at Refresh Restyle.
  • Creativity on a Dime 7 of 26
    Creativity on a Dime
    Hang a plastic egg garland for a fresh new look that is extremely easy and inexpensive to make.
    Find out more at Eclectically Vintage.
  • Modern and Minimal 8 of 26
    Modern and Minimal
    Not every spring mantel needs pastel colors to look like spring. Use plants that appear more sparse and white eggs instead of dyed eggs.
    Find out more at The Lily Pad Cottage.
  • Use What You Have 9 of 26
    Use What You Have
    Before your run to the store, look around your home for resources you can restyle. This mama used a vintage door for your mantel's backdrop.
    Find out more at Tatertots and Jello.
  • Sweet and Simple 10 of 26
    Sweet and Simple
    Find a striking color combination that is enough to stand alone with only a few things on your mantle.
    Find out more at Simply Klassic Home.
  • Adding the Unexpected 11 of 26
    Adding the Unexpected
    Who said pumpkins are just for fall? Decorate with a few white ones and add succulents to your flowers.
    Find out more at Inspired Design.
  • Decorating with Fabric 12 of 26
    Decorating with Fabric
    Use spring fabric as a bold backdrop and decorate the mantel very simply.
    Find out more at Nibs.
  • Working with a Wreath 13 of 26
    Working with a Wreath
    Make a homemade wreath and use it as the center focus of your mantel.
    Find out more at Love of Family and Home.
  • Pop of Vintage 14 of 26
    Pop of Vintage
    Pull out vintage books and old milk glass to decorate with.
    Find out more at Home Stories A to Z.
  • Working with Height 15 of 26
    Working with Height
    Make your mantel more interesting by setting things at different heights, like the birds on top of the boxes.
    Find out more at My Simple Home Life.
  • Send a Message 16 of 26
    Send a Message
    Use a homemade chalkboard to write a sweet spring message you can change throughout the season.
    Find out more at Here Comes the Sun.
  • Taking from Nature 17 of 26
    Taking from Nature
    Decorate with plants and flowers from outside, grab a few tree branches too.
    Find out more at Worth Pinning.
  • Filling Space with Jars 18 of 26
    Filling Space with Jars
    If you're going for a vintage look, reuse mason jars or old soda bottles for vases or to fill space.
    Find out more at Northern Cottage.
  • Hint of Color 19 of 26
    Hint of Color
    Set aside one special place on the mantel that will be burst with color.
    Find out more at Organize Your Stuff Now.
  • Picking Themes 20 of 26
    Picking Themes
    Yes, of course you want it to be about spring, but you can incorporate more than one theme like ocean or woodland.
    Find out more at Domestically Speaking.
  • Tiny Terrariums 21 of 26
    Tiny Terrariums
    Terrariums are still a hot trend, so bring a few onto the mantel.
    Find out more at Craft Berry Bush.
  • Changing Up the Ordinary 22 of 26
    Changing Up the Ordinary
    Find new ways to decorate stuff you already have on the mantel, like make stenciled linen bags to cover your vases.
    Find out more at Sa Vitt Jag Vet.
  • Scrap Fabric Banner 23 of 26
    Scrap Fabric Banner
    Use old fabrics and cut them into strips, tie on a piece of twine to make this banner.
    Find out more at Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Colorblock Accents 24 of 26
    Colorblock Accents
    Paint a colorblock background on wood to mount on the mantel.
    Find out more at Landee See Landee Doo.
  • The Essentials 25 of 26
    The Essentials
    When decorating your mantel for spring there's a few details that are sure to transform it - eggs, birds, butterflies, and flowers..
    Find out more at Sophias Decor.
  • Pretty it Up with Paint 26 of 26
    Pretty it Up with Paint
    Those pitchers were actually all different colors until she painted them white to match, great idea!
    Find out more at The Lettered Cottage.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful. She can also be found on Babble’s the New Home Ec.

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