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How To Create A Lovely Spring Mantel In 10 Minutes

Decor | March 10, 2021

How To Create A Lovely Spring Mantel In 10 Minutes


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I had the best time designing my mantel for spring with my no-fail formula to approach mantel decor! Follow these steps, and you can learn how to create a LOVELY spring mantel in 10 minutes.

Mantels can feel daunting to decorate, but after you read these three steps, you will feel empowered to give your mantel a fresh makeover too.  Are you ready to get started?

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Identify Your Mantel Inspiration Piece

The inspiration piece is the piece that helps drive the rest of your mantel or whatever space you are decorating. Make sure you love it and want to look at it every day (haha). I love wooden signs, and this “May His Presence” sign from Joyfully Said is so perfect for our living room, greeting people and sending people off as we are coming and going (use code SHEGAVEITAGO20 for 20% off any of their amazing wood signs). Plus, it helped me decide that I wanted to go for a more neutral spring look for my mantel.

Choose A Set Of Three Decor Items For Your Mantel

I know this is very specific (and I’ve written other articles HERE and HERE that don’t use a set of three necessarily), but this is how to decorate your mantel in 10 minutes! So you want to grab like item pieces with varying heights like I did with these candlesticks (similar ones HERE). Not only did they have different heights, but they were in line with my neutral color palette. I placed two on one side and one on the other and topped them off with candles.

Grab A Few Old Books, Candles, And Vessel To Hold Stems/Florals For Your Mantel

These specific items I am hoping you may already have on hand and can grab them (haha). I did have to tear the cover off of the book sitting there on top, but the books instantly add some great texture and interest. I also added a lovely spring scented candle (shop this Lemon Eucalyptus candle and other amazing Spring scents HERE) to sit on top of the books and draped a wood garland around for another layer. On the left is the white vessel with faux eucalyptus stems placed inside it.

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Bonus step (minute 11!):

Finish Out The Fireplace Surround With A Basket And Plant In A Basket


I love using cozy blankets and pillows inside a large basket on our fireplace. It’s nice to have the extra blankets handy on those cooler spring evenings. Pinch the middle of your blanket and stuff it inside the basket (similar basket HERE) to create an overflow of the basket, like the one shown in my space. And, if you know me, you know I love putting faux plants inside a basket! For this mantel design, I placed this olive bush inside a white planter (one similar HERE).


You are done! Did you come in at 10 minutes?! I hope you will feel inspired to create a lovely mantel for spring with this no-fail, three-step formula! You probably have most of these items on hand, and now it’s just a matter of pulling it all together. Are you ready to get started? Give it a go, friend!

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This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Spring Seasonal Simplicity Series! We’re all sharing some inspiring mantel decorating ideas with you! You can see each mantel in more detail by clicking on the links below each image.

The Happy Housie

Cassie Bustamante

Cherished Bliss

Grace In My Space

Deeply Southern Home

Craftberry Bush

Modern Glam

Rambling Renovators

House by Hoff

Tatertots & Jello

This is Simplicite

Life is Better at Home

This is Our Bliss

Life is a Party

She Gave it a Go

Joanna Anastasia

Taryn Whiteaker Designs

My Sweet Savannah



  1. it looks so pretty, brendt- love the tasseled garland especially!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Cassie,

      Thank you so much, friend! I am so happy you stopped by, and loved doing this blog hop with you!

      Have a wonderful day,

  2. It looks beautiful my friend!

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  4. Jen says:

    Love your super simple tips! Mantels can be so daunting but you’ve made it look easy.

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Jen,

      Thank you so much for stopping by friend. I appreciate your kinds words!

      Have a wonderful day,

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