Simple & Beautiful Farmhouse Spring Mantel with 4 Free Spring Mantel Decor Ideas

Simple Spring Mantel

Sharing all my tips & tricks for how I decorated our simple & beautiful farmhouse spring mantel with 4 FREE decor ideas with pictures.

Simple & Beautiful Farmhouse Spring Mantel with 4 FREE Decor Ideas

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Sharing all my tips & tricks for how I decorated our simple & beautiful farmhouse spring mantel with 4 FREE decor ideas with pictures. #springdecorideas #farmhouse #springfireplacemantel

For the last few weeks, we have been experiencing some beautiful early spring weather. 

I have been busy spring cleaning, getting my spring garden ready, & even wearing flip flops. 

So today, I find it a little comical to be writing a post about Spring decorating when in just a few hours we are expecting over a foot of snow.  

Our simple farmhouse spring mantel has me longing for Spring even more with this snow on the way. 

I try and keep most of my spring decorating simple taking my cues from nature and this spring mantel was no different.  

Simple Spring Mantel - living room fireplace mantel

All of the items I used for our Spring decorating this year I found for free in and around our farmhouse. 

Farmhouse Spring Mantel Decor Tip ONE – Forced Cherry & Crabapple Tree Branches

The first thing I added to our farmhouse spring mantel were some fruit tree branches from our yard.  

Simple Spring Mantel - forced blooms

I snipped the branches from the cherry trees in order to add some early Spring color to the farmhouse spring mantel.

It is amazing to me that they are already starting to bloom.  I love the small pops of color bursting from the woody branches.

Simple Spring Mantel - pallet wreath

I even tied a few crabapple springs with some kitchen twine to our pallet wreath to make it a little more cheery.

Simple Spring Mantel

Farmhouse Spring Mantel Tip TWO – DIY Book Page Eggs & Bird’s Nests in Ball Mason Jars

To make my farmhouse spring mantel even more springy I added 2 book page eggs (DIY HERE) and small bird’s nests inside of 2 ball jars.

Simple Spring Mantel

We found the tiny bird’s nests in our yard and I love the texture that they add to our farmhouse spring mantel. 

It’s hard to imagine how tiny those bird’s eggs must have been to fit in those small nests.

I love the simple farmhouse style the ball mason jars add to our fireplace spring mantel.

Simple Spring Mantel

I also added another nest with a ceramic Easter egg that was Jason’s when he was a little boy. 

Simple Spring Mantel- ball jar, nest

Although, this bird’s nest isn’t real I love the pop of texture the green moss adds to it.

Farmhouse Spring Mantel Tip THREE – REAL Eggs in Glass Jars

Simple Spring Mantel

I have a confession to make, those are real eggs inside our glass jar, ha!

I didn’t have any faux ones on hand so I grabbed REAL ones to decorate our farmhouse spring mantel.

Simple Spring Mantel

If you are lucky enough to have backyard chickens, there is no need to refrigerate them until you wash them off.

Simple Spring Mantel

Farmhouse Spring Mantel Tip FOUR – Faux Eggs in a Dough Bowl for Spring Coffee Table Decor

Simple Spring Mantel - fireplace

I did have a few faux eggs to add to my wooden bowl on the coffee table along with a few more spring branches that tie in with our farmhouse spring mantel decor.

Simple Spring Mantel - eggs in wooden bowl on coffee table

See our whole Farmhouse spring tour, HERE.

Simple Spring Mantel

But for now,  you can find me snuggling with my family playing board games by the fire, ha!

I hope this inspires you & gives you some ideas for how to decorate your fireplace farmhouse spring mantel for free simply & beautifully!

by Tara Lehman

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  1. You have a such a warm and cozy living room. Your mantel is perfect for spring. I love using nests during the spring months as well. It is fun hopping with you today! ūüôā

  2. Hey Tara, that was really not a nice trick Mother Nature played on us, was it! But, so enjoyed seeing your spring-i-fied living room…with the real brown eggs! I’ve got to get busy and get my home ready for spring…thanks for all the great ideas.

    Hugs, Lynn

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