Check Out My Spring Mantel with Tulips

A beautiful mantel decorated for Spring with faux tulips, flower pots and greenery
faux pink tulips

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I love decorating for Spring, and this week I'm joining some amazing friends to share our Celebrating Spring blog hop with you! Thanks to Leen of Sand Dollar Lane for hosting. You'll find loads of inspiration all week long.

Celebrate Spring blog hop

Today's inspiration is all about Spring console tables and mantels. If you're visiting from Sweet Pea, welcome! Paula is a sweet blogging friend and I always love the vintage touches and history she shares in her posts.

Spring Mantel Decor

My Spring mantel this year was inspired by tulips. I love love love tulips 🌷 But they don't really grow here in Texas, so I've been thrilled to find these inexpensive faux tulips that look so real! And they'll last forever!

Click here to see last year's Spring mantel decor where I decorated with blush pink faux peonies.

pot of faux tulips

I made a beautiful nest Spring centerpiece with these tulips and faux daffodils and everyone thinks they're real!

Spring mantel with flower pots

This year's mantel was inspired by nature. I wanted to bring the outdoors in, even if I used mostly artificial greenery and florals.

I used cement planters (see similar) as well as rimless clay pots for a rustic look that goes so well with my chalk painted fireplace.

Just in case you're wondering, I painted my fireplace 4 years ago, and it's held up beautifully! I haven't had to touch it!

To make my rather slender mantel look larger, I like to drape a greenery garland across it. I have had a lamb's ear garland on my mantel for awhile, so this darker green magnolia garland feels so dramatic! I love how all the greenery makes it look as though Spring is just bursting forth...even though everything I've used is artificial!

Spring mantel with magnolia garland, faux tulips, flower pots and boxwood wreath

I love adding a larger focal point to the middle of the mantel. In the past I've used a large sign, an antique window, even small shutters. This year I borrowed a chunky square mirror from my entryway and hung it on the mantel.

Here's the thing. We live in Texas where our AC and fans run nearly year long! So there's a big fan in this room that would be reflected in the mirror. And who wants to see that?

To help disguise the fan I hung a boxwood wreath from the middle of the mirror. It acts as the perfect disguise, but also brings that bold green color to the mantel as another layer.

Spring mantel and armchairs

Did you notice the faux potted tulip bulbs on the mantel? That was a quick and fun Spring DIY idea that I got from my friend Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill. Click here to see how to make those faux bulbs using inexpensive items like paper lunch sacks and Styrofoam balls. I just love how they turned out! They look just like forced bulbs!

faux tulip bulbs in pot

My fireplace is large and so is the surround. I feel like if I leave it empty, it looks...well, empty!

I added my faux boxwood topiary and some chunky wood candlesticks to one side.

boxwood topiary and chunky candlesticks

The other side has my thrifted crock filled with spring-like florals as well as one of my new houseplant babies. This one is called a bird's nest fern. Doesn't it have the prettiest wavy leaves?


birds nest fern and antique crock filled with Spring florals


painted brick fireplace and mantel decorated for Spring

I hope you've enjoyed this Spring tour! Please visit all the links below all week long!

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  1. Cindy your mantel is so fresh and bright. I almost made faux tulips this year because in PA there is nothing in bloom just yet. I also am dying to paint my brick red fireplace and have been hounding my husband to let me do it. So far I haven't had much luck. Maybe I should show him yours so he can see how nice it looks. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you Patti! Mr DIY wasn't on board (and neither were the kids), but they loved it once I finished! Good luck convincing your hubby ;)

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  2. Your mantel looks gorgeous decorated for spring. I have never thought to use a Magnolia garland for decor other than at Christmas time. What a great idea to use one for spring. The dark green really pops against your white washed fireplace. I also love how you used a terracotta pot filled with candles. I've got a bag of used candles and now I know how to display them. Your faux forced bulbs also look great. I need to try that technique. It was a pleasure seeing your beautiful mantel and fireplace today.

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    1. Thanks so much Paula, I am so happy I gave you some new decorating ideas and inspiration!

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  3. Very beautiful! At first glance I thought the tulips were real. Everything placed there is lovely and are a complement to each other.

    Denise TX

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    1. Thank you Denise, you always leave the nicest comments ❤

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  4. Oh wow -- your mantel is absolutely beautiful! Tulips just scream spring. I adore all the textures present.

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  5. Beautiful fireplace mantel. Love all the pieces you used, mixing the old with the new. Terra cotta pots always make my heart happy too. Happy Spring.

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  6. Cindy your mantel is so pretty. Love the pop of color. Very pretty. Happy Spring!!

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  7. Your mantel and hearth look lovely, Cindy! The 'forced bubs' look so real, and I love the boxwood wreath on the mirror! Pinned! So fun hopping with you! Shared on social media, too!

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    1. Thanks so much Julie, I appreciate your support! I'm excited to see all the Spring inspiration!

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  8. Cindy I love your mantel and your painted fireplace is so pretty. I am going to have to check out your diy tulips bulbs.

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    1. Thank you Sonya, I haven't posted a tutorial for the tulip bulbs but you can check out Jennifer's post that inspired me!

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  9. I love this look and the vintage touches. And those tulips do look sooo real

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  10. Oh Cindy,
    I was so excited to see your Spring decorating. You never disappoint. I really like the bright colors and fresh look for your gorgeous home. It's always a delight to visit your blog for inspiration.

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  11. I love how those terra cotta pots add the perfect pop of color! What a beautiful Spring mantel!

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  12. Hi, fellow Texan. Our tulips just started blooming this week. I love tulips, too and faux works just fine. I love your pretty spring touches. The bowwood wreath looks great against the white frame. The cement buckets are another great container idea.

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    1. Thanks Carol, I'm so jealous that you can grow tulips! Down here I don't see any live ones.

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  13. Cindy I am in love with the terra cotta pots! They just scream Spring and look beautiful amongst your tulips and against your brick. You have such a good eye for decorating and I always love to see what you come up with! Pinned!

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  14. Your mantel looks so pretty. The garland adds a pretty green touch. Love the flower pots too.

    I can't wait for longer and warmer days.

    Cindy

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  15. Hi Cindy! Your mantel is so pretty! I just love all of the tulips. I never knew they didn't really grow in Texas. Thanks for all of these beautiful tips.

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    1. Thank you Dara! I think they grow in Northern Texas, but not where we are near the Gulf. I'm not a TX native, so my knowledge is limited 😉

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  16. Cindy - your Spring mantel is perfection! The fireplace is beautiful with your chalk paint treatment. But, those tulips look like the real thing! We love the bulb treatment that you created on the pink ones - they look so authentic! The boxwood on the mirror is a genius disguise! Love it all!

    Vicki and Jenn ~ 2 Bees in a Pod

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you like my Spring mantel 🌷

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  17. Tulips just scream spring! So pretty!

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  18. Cindy, Your mantel looks beautiful decorated for Spring! The faux tulips, bulbs, boxwood wreath and magnolia garland all look so real! I'm in love with your white washed fireplace, too. It was fun hopping with you. Happy Spring!

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  19. I love your spring mantle, Cindy! It's so bright and beautiful! The tulips, bulbs, garland and the terra cotta pots all pop against your white washed fireplace. Your style is simply beautiful! Happy Spring, my friend!

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    1. Thank you for those sweet comments Lynne! I'm so glad you like!

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  20. Cindy, your spring mantel looks so pretty! I love those faux tulip bulbs. And that bird's nest fern look perfect on your hearth. Everything looks perfect for spring

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  21. Your Spring mantel is so pretty Cindy. I love the faux tulips, they look so real and your hack for hiding the ceiling fan in the mirror is genius - happy Spring!

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