If you follow me on Instagram then you know how much I love decorating my mantel for every holiday. I’ve owned several homes but I never had a fireplace and mantel to decorate until this 1878 farmhouse. I can’t get enough of decorating this house and it seems many of you can’t either! Whether you have a shelf or fireplace to decorate, this is the perfect simple Easter mantel decor to welcome spring!
Simple Easter Mantel
Mantel Focal Point
From beautiful silk flowers by Nearly Natural to speckled jelly beans, this Easter mantel has something for every budget. The true showstopper here is definitely the large vibrant peonies as the main focal point. As a sufferer of many allergies I truly appreciate high quality silk flowers and high quality silk plants. Flowers are gorgeous but they don’t last long and if you’re sneezing and itching due to allergies then it’s even more difficult to enjoy their beauty. Nearly Natural has a wide variety of flowers to adorn your mantel and this 20″ Mixed Peony & Berry Wreath lends itself to Easter just beautifully. With rich pinks this wreath is an excellent spring welcome and the perfect centerpiece for a simple Easter mantel.
Apothecary jars in varying sizes are great to have on hand and change up for every season and holiday. I frequently fill them with candies such as jelly beans or other seasonal yummies. For Easter I opted to fill my cylindrical jar with tall skinny stuffed bunnies my mom made the kids several years ago. I then made a small Easter scene inside of the last apothecary jar. All you need is a little spanish moss, some fake decorated eggs and a chocolate bunny. A moss covered bunny works well too, if you can find one to fit inside the jar’s opening.
Next you need some animals! Stuffed or wooden bunnies are always great, or you can find chicks to put on the mantel. I went less traditional with the cutest boy and girl pigs I found at a discount store. Pigs aren’t the typical animal you think of for Easter, but these particular pigs are dressed and styled for the occasion. Aren’t they adorable? I especially love that they can sit with their legs dangling over the fireplace edge.
Candlesticks are always great filler for every occasion so I keep these on hand and change out the candles. Clean white candles are easy to find and pair nicely with the pastels already going on. Tuck in another bunny or two and your Easter mantel is almost ready.
I always keep an eye out for cute wooden or canvas signs that make for a beautiful and meaningful addition. The blessed sign happened to match the Peony wreath quite well. I was excited to place it right below it on the wooden backdrop Keith made several years ago. I didn’t want too many competing phrases or words so instead of another sign in the center of the mantel, I went with an egg-shaped plate on an easel. There are no hard rules here so I often grab a handful of items I love and play with the placement.
Below the Mantel
Now let’s begin moving our eyes lower on the fireplace. We can’t let all the fun be up top with nothing going on below. I found the most beautiful vase of peonies and mixed greens on the Nearly Natural website. I knew they’d be gorgeous with the wreath but didn’t want to have the mantel look too busy. Placed on an antique crate on the ground, the peonies get just the right amount of attention without overwhelming the space. The floral printed vase is stunning and brings the perfect touch of vintage to my 1878 farmhouse.
To tie the upper and lower sections of the fireplace together all you need is a banner. Any banner or pom pom garland will do, but I love the simple look of this burlap and moss EASTER banner.
There you have it – elegant yet simple Easter mantel decor. Pick an item or two as your focal point and fill in with these affordable and fun pieces. Nearly Natural has a wide variety of colors, flowers and styles of wreaths, vases, garlands and more for every season!