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When March 1st rolled around, I realized my Valentine’s mantel was passed its prime. All the chocolates were gone from the footed hurricane. It was time for a change, and spring was calling.
I wanted a quick change with a little Easter flair. I swapped the artwork back for my DIY canvas. I brought back in the aqua vase filled with tall grass. Playing off the brightness of spring, I added in our lime green jute wrapped monogram. And, for the finishing touch I made some easy-peasy color-blocked eggs.
The inspiration for this project came from the set of 8 brass candlesticks I found at the thrift store. They are so amazing and elegant. I love them on their own, but immediately thought they would make pretty stylish egg holders.
I grabbed 8 of the wooden eggs I kept from last year’s spring mantel. You can pick up wooden eggs at any craft store. I decided to give them a dose of color while keeping their wooden charm.
I used painters tape to mask of the narrower end of the eggs. I masked them at random angles, and did a few masked in half vertically.
I painted them with leftover acrylic paints from our colorful holiday ornaments. I peeled the tape off immediately and placed them in an empty egg carton to dry.
Once they were dry I perched them on top of their candlesticks. I love the mix of raw wood, color, and aged brass. They make the perfect finishing touch to a simple spring mantel.