Anyone else tired of this cold weather? As much as I love cozy sweaters and warm coats, I’m ready for the spring. As you know Grace has been busy since the commencement of mantel season (check out her Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day mantel décor). Since I don’t have a mantel, I decided to spruce up my book shelf as I await for the warm weather.
This shelf is located in our living room. It serves as a catch-all place for photo display, reference books, L’s toys and other miscellaneous items. It needed to remain functional. Working with the items already on the shelves, I added a few small accessories to incorporate some spring hues and different textures using mostly what I had on hand (closet hoarding does pay off).
- branch (leftover from the framed twig I made a few weeks ago)
- wrapping paper and scrapbook paper
- decorative vase
- paper mache bunny (from Joann’s, recent)
- embroidery hoops
- bunny print out (via Google image)
- fish bowl shaped vase
- Easter eggs (from Joann’s, recent)
- moss (from Joann’s, recent)
- small grape vine wreaths
- egg carton
For the top shelf, I stuck the branch in the decorative vase and added a few little flags using scrapbook paper. I hung a mini banner on the vine wreath to give it some character and add a pop of color. To bring in some green, I covered the paper mache bunnies with moss.
The second shelf holds our leisure reading books and two mugs that we store “just in case” receipts and loose change. I repeated the small banner on the wooden frame. The mug fit perfectly inside the wreath so I placed three small Easter eggs around it. In the fish bowl vase, I created a “nest” for the larger Easter eggs by using newspaper, moss and a few twigs. The bunny silhouette was traced onto burlap using a sharpie then put into an embroidery hoop.
On the next shelf, I replaced the book end with a larger moss bunny and added a small embroidery hoop bunny silhouette.
I put the remaining eight Easter eggs in the egg carton. I cut off the extra four slots and put some leftover moss in each to add some height. I switched out L’s toy box on the bottom shelf with a wicker picnic basket that serves the same purpose but much more appropriate for spring.
While I had scrapbook paper and burlap out, I also updated my framed twig for spring. Oh and I borrowed a bunny from L.
If you counted that’s five bunnies. So let’s call this spring shelf styling “put a bunny on it”. What are you doing to welcome spring? Share your ideas with us.