This April I’m going to be all about the FREE.
I know, right?
Freeity, freeitee, freefrou, freefree topped off with wait for it, wait for it–FREE.
I hosting a 30-day challenge.
30 days of FREE decorating tips and ideas for using what you have to create a home that you love. One tip and a challenge a day delivered to your inbox for FREE.
It starts April 1.
Are you ready?
Are you in?
This challenge is in addition to the blog posts I’m working on for April and you can sign up for it here.
I’m sharing a spring decorating idea today to get us started.
How to decorate your spring mantel for FREE.
Saturday I hosted a celebration for the new book.
There were friends and family and cookies that stepped out of the pages of the planner.
And when I was getting the house ready I turned the corner in the family room and discovered that my mantel forgot to decorate itself.
Here’s the view from the kitchen, but to the left of this picture there’s more to the room.
It’s the part of the room that backs up to the laundry room.
When we renovated the bedroom upstairs and took out a fireplace mantel, here’s where it landed.
I have a fun project planned for it, but for now it was sitting back in the corner of the family room and I forgot about it.
The top needs to be painted and it looked a little rough and I didn’t have a lot of time before the guests arrived.
So I came up with this free spring mantel.
I took empty mason jars and staggered them on the mantel.
The more the merrier.
I think I have about 10 jars.
I went out to the yard and cut a few branches off a tree.
I filled the mason jars with water and staggered the cut branches in them at different heights.
I fluffed the mantel and got ready for the guests.
Family and friends arrived, including my mother.
When my mother walked into the family room, she turned the corner in the room and literally gasped.
“It looks so pretty,” she said.
“I know, right?” I replied.
Nothing is prettier than a spring mantel of simple fresh greenery.
Especially if it’s FREE. 🙂
Need a little more free in your life?
Take the 30-day challenge with me.
Sign up here and let’s getting “freeing” together. 🙂