Beautiful Spring In My Living Room And An Easy Project

tree branch spring art

I hope that you had a great weekend! With April on our calendars for the end of the week {can you believe it...already?!} I'm starting to accept the fact that being outside here in So Florida is not going to be fun for the next 8 or 9 months unless one is in the pool or at the beach. My projects are turning indoors now, as opposed to you dear inhabitants of the remainder of the globe. I'm bring the outdoors in for spring and was inspired by...yard work. What? Here's the scoop on that and perhaps something to take off on in your home...
french zinc pitcher display

We were outside clipping back some of the bushes and I saw my husband dragging this large branch to the trash. It was sort of like the time that he drove right by a yard sale and I yelled STOP, TURN AROUND! Find out more on THIS POST to see why...

craft project branch art

I'm just like that and had a vision pop right into my head of what I wanted to do with this perfectly wispy and wiry branch from one of our old wax myrtle trees that had broken off and was dried out by the sun...

A delicate delight to add just a scattering of faux leaves, and I decided on pale pink and white. You can find leaves in most craft stores and on Etsy, and I have a stash in a my own studio for projects. They have wires on the end, so I wrapped each one carefully around the stems. In any large project, it's a good idea to step back and look at the big picture to watch for the balance and flow that you are creating...
shabby chic minimalist living room

I love how this looks and had to wait until the morning to work on the project when the light was streaming into the living room. It took me about 15 or 20 minutes to complete and yes, you can add so many other things to branches as well. You'd be limited only to the weight of the branches and your imagination...


calligraphy coffee mug

But first...it was morning and I needed my coffee fix. This was a recent gift and I didn't feel right in asking where it was from, but I love it! I hope to soon be creating some similar coffee mugs for the shop at SHABBYFUFU. I've been offering you FREE digital downloads {sign up for the newsletter to have access to those:~}} and feel like they would be perfect for mugs and pillows...

What do you think?
beautiful living room spring design

See the mantel behind it all? 

pink living room

This past week Trader Joes finally had some ranunculus in for spring and I was so excited to grab all of the white bunches that they had! Although I've been yearning for pink, it's looking like they won't have them any time soon {insert~crying emoji}...

ranunculus and eucalyptus on a mantel

I filled some glass cylinders and added just a few other things to the mantel, and if you know me...that will change soon! I love styling this way with non~permanent pieces from my stash and florals...

spring mantel design

A vintage birdcage is perfect for spring, and I have several. I dressed up the mantel with some sparkle from mercury glass candle holders that I use effortlessly for every season...

floral mantel seasonal

Another glass cylinder holds cut hyacinths that smell delicious. I keep a supply of eucalyptus in my styling stash for fill in and added them here as well. I've often been asked about drying flowers and I don't do anything special...

elegant mantel with flowers

If you notice the reflection in the mirror of the French wire cabinet with the crate on top you'll see how I dry my flowers! As I said, nothing special...just toss them {ok, CAREFULLY place them!} into a crate with a fabric liner and keep them in a cool, dry spot...

shabby chic mantel

Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead friends, and disable your ad blocker to see some great floral arranging affiliate books that I recommend!