How to decorate your everyday mantel five times with ONE DIY pallet wood background
Looking for everyday mantel decorating ideas? You will love this rustic, pallet wood mantel idea that is an easy DIY project, very frugal and that can easily move with you through the seasons.
I love this mantel decorating idea so much because it can work for every day in the year. Create the pallet wood background once and decorate your mantel totally different every day and in every season. This diy pallet project was super easy to create and I got a lot of different styled mantels out of it.
So If you like to change your mantel decor from time to time….
If you love a good pallet wood project…
If you love to decorate your mantel with flowers…
If you like to change up your fireplace decor with the seasons…
If you hate wondering how to decorate your mantel for everyday and you would love a good base design that you can change up easily…
If any or all apply to you than this simple everyday mantel decor project featuring a pallet wood background is just for you!!
If you have a fireplace mantel, or a large shelf or a buffet, the time old question of ‘what should I put on my mantel today?’ might pop up frequently. To come up with some everyday mantel decor every day can be quite tricky.
If you are anything like me, you like to change up your decor frequently and move your decorations through the seasons, but you do not want a lot of fuss, work or heavy spending. Well if you recognize yourself in this, than this is your lucky day! I am here today to share a simple mantel decorating idea that is a quick and easy DIY and that is so easy to change up when the mood hits you.
How to make a rustic, pallet wood everyday mantel backdrop
I deconstructed a simple free pallet, painted it white and nailed it back together (without the raisers) to create a rustic and simple backdrop for my mantel decor. If you are struggling with how to dismantle a pallet then you will find these instructions for how to take a pallet apart (without fancy tools) super useful.
At the hardware store I bought hose clamps and spring clip tool holders that I screwed to the pallet so they could hold various small glass jars and assorted vintage bottles.
By the way, those hose clamps are great decorating accessories. I used them in another fun craft project as well. Check out my glass bottle hanging idea to see how I used them there.
The hose clamps hold the jars and the clip holders are perfect for holding the bottles. Play around with the placement, but keep in mind that you leave enough room for the flowers that will stick out above the jars and bottles.
Also make sure you leave a bit of ‘white space’ (=empty space) so that your flowers can take center stage and don’t crowd each other out.
And that is it! Your backdrop for your everyday mantel decorating is ready. The mantel decorating fun can begin!
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Everyday mantel decor with flowers
Flowers are the perfect accessories for your mantel decor. I love decorating with flowers, without at least one little bouquet of flowers my decorating just doesn’t feel complete. I often create little bunches of flowers and leaves from what is growing and fresh in my garden. The pink mantel above was decorated with homegrown garden flowers. As you can see you don’t need a whole lot of flowers to have a stunning impact.
Four peonies, two branches from my rose bush and a couple of twigs from various other perennials were all that it took, to create this lush, pink mantel decoration.
Pink is good anytime of year of course, but this luscious pink mantel would be especially good around Valentine’s day or Mother’s day.
You can keep your choice of flowers very simple and this mantel decorating idea totally makes it work. One day I just combined some soft pink roses (Rosa New Dawn) with the yellow/green from Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla Mollis). And it was just perfect.
If you are lucky enough to have access to a garden this everyday mantel idea is indeed very frugal. But even with just one bunch of grocery store flowers you can totally rock this everyday mantel idea.
For example when you are in the mood for some vibrant colors in your life….
The mantel above was created with just one bouquet of Gerbera Daisies from the grocery store. Isn’t this colorful mantel a perfect summer mantel?
Let’s do one more, shall we…..
This late summer mantel features yellow flowers (Gerbera Daisies and Goldenrod (Solidago) to be precise) and it moves this mantel almost into Fall.
Everyday Mantel Decorating in Every Season
Can you see how you can create a different mood with this mantel decor by just changing the flowers?
From hot pink for Valentine’s Day, to soft, romantic blush colors for early Spring and Mother’s Day. Bold and fun colors for your summer mantel, to muted oranges and brown’s for your Fall mantel decor. This would even work for Christmas with red roses, pine spruces and an ornament or two.
My personal favorite amongst all of these everyday mantel decorations is the one above. This beach house mantel combines flowers (Baby’s Breath flowers and Japanese Anemones) with shells, finger sea stars and coral, and it has everything I love.
Can you see that by adding just a few accessories to your favorite flowers you can take this everyday mantel decor idea with you through the seasons?
The pallet wood is super forgiving, just hammer in a nail and hang anything you fancy.
Every day mantel decorations for every season:
- Use flowers in soft colors, little nests and Easter eggs in spring.
- Decorate with sea stars and seashells in summer.
- Look for some pinecones and colorful leaves in Fall.
- Hang ornaments and tinsel on your mantel for Christmas
- Put decorative snowflakes and a white pompom garland on your fireplace mantel for winter.
With this easy to do, fun and frugal everyday mantel idea you never have to ask again “HOW SHALL I DECORATE MY MANTEL TODAY?”.
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Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.