Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Spring Blog Hop!  If you're following along, you should have come from the talented Lisa at A Mermaid's Crafts.  If you are just joining us, head over to the beginning and visit Jill at Every Day is an Occasion.

Today I am sharing a piece of Springtime decor that I made for our fireplace mantel:

If you're thinking "wow, she has cement blocks behind her fireplace mantel?", I do not.  Because of the terrible lighting in the house, I attempted to take some good shots outside.  The bitter cold wind didn't help much (come on Indiana, it's SPRING now!) so I found refuge in the open spot behind the barn.  That being said, excuse the lighting in these pictures.

For the base, I cut a block of wood, painted it dark green and hot glued some homemade pom poms on top.  I used the "fork technique" (you can find dozens of tutorials on pinterest).  I tried to make it look like a field of green grass with some white and orange flowers popping up!  What do you think?

Then I added some skewers to hold up my pendant and used twine to string it across.  I am so into the pendants right now, I had to use them here!

It is finished off by setting a sweet bunny on top.  This little guy is actually part of a salt & pepper set that I bought at Cracker Barrel!  Darling, isn't he?

{My husband thinks it's strange that they made a "green" bunny.  I think he's adorable!}

Here's what it looks like against the brick on our mantel (see... bad lighting!)

{That's it!}
Sorry no blog candy today.  I just got back from vacation and it completely slipped my mind!  Next time I will make it extra good- deal?

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your next stop is the insanely creative Missy from Quick Chick Designs.

In case you get lost, here is the line-up:

Kelsie Ann- Cut Craft Create
Heather- The Hunny Pot
Shelly- My Paper Love
Jamie- So Much Better With Age

Happy Crafting,
Kelsie Ann


  1. I love this! The pom pom foliage is just so darn clever and your banner is super sweet! This is one to keep in mind! I would have never thought to do pom pom foliage! It is great hopping with you!

  2. Cute! I LOVE the green bunny!!!!

  3. So super cute love those colored pom pom's-- Happy Spring - Thanks for the fun hop!!!
    DIANA L.

  4. Aaaaw, what a fabulous project! Your banner is awesome and what a brilliant idea to use pom pom foliage!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the look of the pom poms!! It does look like flowers peeking through the grass!! The banner is fabulous!! What an awesome project!! Happy to be hopping with you today!! Happy spring :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Great post! You made me LOL with the lighting issues and blog candy. Lighting is my nemesis! Great project and glad to be in this Hop with you. Holly :-)

    1. It's reassuring to know that even you have lighting troubles (you have brilliant pictures!) haha I enjoyed another great hop :)

      Kelsie Ann

  7. This is really a cute way to use pom poms...never would have thought to do this but it's really fun!

  8. So cute! I love banners and pompoms ;)
    Jamie ~

  9. So fun, CUTE & creative!!! Oh and I hear ya on the lighting - it's so frustrating sometimes. As soon as the sun shines I'm running around the house trying to find the best spot - what I must look like :)
    Great project! Have a great day - happy to be hopping with you!

    1. Shelly, that made me laugh... because I must look exactly the same! Don't put us in the same room together or we might bump into each other!

      Kelsie Ann

  10. Cute Kelsie Ann!! Banners are my fav!!!! Thanks so much for participating in the hop!!! SMiles, Jill

  11. This is adorable- Love it!! The mini banner is the cutest!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Heather P :)

  12. This is terrific, I love the texture and cute banner!!

  13. How adorable! What a darling piece for the mantle. I love banners and this turned out fabulous!

  14. I LOVE your adorable project!! Awesome way to decorate the mantel!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day :)

  15. What a cool idea for house d├ęcor

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  16. Totally CUTE!
    Have a Wonderful Friday,