What is Take 5 you ask…well it is a collection of 5 things that I think you will all enjoy! It can be themed…random…food…crafts…home decor and everything in between. Hopefully you will love them enough to take 5 minutes out of your busy day… relax and enjoy! Today we have five light and airy Summer Time Mantels or should I say…any time Mantles!
Some times the simplest of elements create the most beauty…Let’s take a look at some lovely mantles with a
Cottage Fresh Look.
First…a wonderful white mantle…add a simple oval mirror…the a collection of colored glass jars…bottles and vases…add water and touches of natural greenery and in an instant you have a gorgeous display that will draw the eye to it as soon as someone enters the room. You can take this basic rule of thumb and create such a multitude of looks…just let your imagination take you there…I know it will be FABULOUS!!!
Leave it to the Centsational Girl to create that perfect Summer Time Mantle. A large mirror with a wide white framing is the back drop…add a large glass bottle and fill it with curly twiggs, some coral and shell (the shells are large and have succulents planted in them and they lookg amazing!!!) Then a touch of sand and shells added to a covered glass jar…a few little sculptures and you are instantly being kissed by the sea. The idea of planting the succulents in the shells is brilliant and brings that special touch of nature to the display…the whole arrangement simply comes alive! Thing about other containers for succulents that would look incredible on the mantle…again…let your imagination soar!
Now Lucy from the lovely craftberry bush
has many marvelous mantels to share…but we are shining the spotlight on this one today. A white mantle blue some books… chippy panned windows with pressed leaves on vintage pages…a mirror…bird cage and some small terrariums create such a perfect balance of wonderment. Take a look at what you have…compile all your favorite elements together and play with them…I think you will be amazed with what you come up with! There is a ton of inspiration in this display for sure!
Here us some creamy goodness from BHG. A chippy vintage mantle that is adorned with a gilded mirror…an array of candle sticks…different styles and heights…some simple glass where with precious baby breath has been assembled and the magic has begun!
Well if we are talking Mantles…we have to have the Queen of Mantles included for sure. KariAnne from the one and only
has many different mantles…but this one today is fresh…fun and fabulous. Just looking at this beauty gives you tons of inspiration and ideas but if you want the DIY on the entire mantle as is…KariAnne shows you how including the DIY on how to create the perfect burlap bow!
A wonderful mantle is waiting to happen…if you don’t have a mantle…a nice shelf would be perfect…use it as your creative palette…have fun…mix and match…use fresh flowers…touches of vintage…the list goes on…most of all have fun and enjoy!