Boxwood and Forsythia spring mantel {mantle}

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Today I’m sharing our newly created Spring mantel featuring a boxwood and forsythia display. I love how the yellow and green pair together but especially love how inexpensive this entire mantel was! Cheap! ha

Boxwood and forsythia spring summer mantel

This entire project cost under $10. I bought the faux boxwood and forsythia and luckily, I had a great coupon for Michael’s.

Spring mantel boxwood forsythia

I wrapped the faux boxwood around a wire wreath and then just cut pieces of faux forsythia and placed them inside the boxwood. The wreath is sitting on top of a round mirror Smile.

Spring mantel 2012

I covered some canvas wall art that had dump trucks on it with fabric that I had left over from another project. I layered old photo frames on top to give a fun look. The lights are from Homegoods that my mom bought me last summer.

Fabric covered canvas with picture frame

Can you believe there are dump trucks under the fabric ? I am so glad I never tossed them!

Spring mantel 2012 3
Boxwood and forsythia spring summer mantel

Using boxwood and forsythia are two spring elements that look great together and give that wonderful feel of spring. Spring mantels don’t have to be on a fireplace. Our fireplace is in need of some serious design attention so creating a mantel or vignette on any flat surface is also a great way to decorate for the season. Happy Spring!

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  1. Very pretty! Love the idea of saving canvas art to re-purpose. I will remember this for the future.

  2. Jessica Bruno says:

    Thanks Bethany!

  3. pam {simple details} says:

    It's gorgeous, Jessica! Love your thrifty tips and beautiful photography! You're inspiring me to take a class! 🙂

  4. nest of posies says:

    i love your display!

    so happy & cheery.


  5. Very pretty!! Love the colors you went with & the wreath is just gorgeous!!

  6. Lettered Cottage says:

    GORGEOUS! And AWESOME photos, too! 😀 See you at the party tomorrow, Jessica!

  7. Maury Kilgo says:

    So pretty! I love the bright yellow. I used forsythia on my table this past weekend and just loved it. It absolutely looks like spring.

  8. The DIY Show Off says:

    It's gorgeous, Jessica! I love forsythia.

    Working on my mantel today. 🙂

  9. Kim Brison says:

    I absolutely love it! I love the material you used for the pictures, so bright and fun!

  10. Oh Jessica! It is beautiful!!!!! It's so bright and cheery. You did an amazing job.

  11. Oh Jessica! It is beautiful!!!!! It's so bright and cheery. You did an amazing job.

  12. Beautiful!
    I love forsythia! It tells me Spring is here!
    I may have to hit the Michael's later today when I head to Trader Joe's…
    I just discovered your blog and love it.
    As of 2 years ago, we had 3 generations under one roof!
    We loved being together, too.
    Blessings on your home and family!
    Warm HUGS to everyone under your roof from us in South Carolina!

  13. Keeping it Cozy says:

    This is gorgeous and your photos are outstanding!

  14. Angela @ Our Family Journey says:

    Everything looks fabulous!! It's so bright and cheery! I love the fabric! Where did you find it? What a idea to cover an old canvas. I have plenty of those and never thought about it!

  15. Laura@Elegant Nest says:

    Beautiful Spring display. Love the covered canvas idea…especially knowing what "lurks" underneath! Have a great day ~ Laura

  16. In LOVE! This turned out so well. I envy your proximity to a craft store 🙂 Online just doesn't let you work the coupons like the stores do! I like that it doesn't scream "Easter" and that it's not too fru-fru. My husband would approve!

  17. Fairfield House says:


    What a wonderful way to greet spring! I love that you re-purposed items you had to create your mantel. I did the same. The fabric is beautiful. Do you have enough to cover your re-sized sofa in?!

    Your Friend,

  18. Jessica Bruno says:

    Hey Deborah! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you get this response. I tried to email you back but your email wasn't available. Nope, I don't have enough fabric left so am trying to customize an old slipcover I already have. We'll see how it turns out 🙂

  19. This looks so good! I love the boxwood with the forsythia. The colors are so pretty and your photography is awesome!

  20. Kara @ June & Bear says:

    beautiful! love the yellow in the forsythia and the fabric and the boxwood compliments it perfectly.

  21. Kara @ June & Bear says:

    beautiful! love the yellow in the forsythia and the fabric and the boxwood compliments it perfectly.

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