Spring Mantel With DIY Vintage Seed Packets Banner

by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 21, 2015

DIY Vintage Seed Packets Banner, DagmarBleasdale.comI tried.

I tried to get out of the house today. It was snowing a bit, so I cleaned off the rental car, loaded it up with the HomeGoods items I wanted to return, and drove out of the driveway.

I made it down the street — and then turned around. The roads were so slippery!

Another snow day stuck at home for the three of us, but I don’t mind. I like being home with my two men.

So I made gluten-free muffins with Landon earlier, and now I’m making gluten-free pasta with veggies and fake meatballs for dinner.

And I took pictures of my new spring mantel.

Yes, I’m willing spring into being. I’ve banished the three cute “Let It Snow” signs I display during the winter, and I want to see green! How about you?

Green was my inspiration for our new mantel decor.

DIY Vintage Seed Packets Banner

I bought these precious vintage seed packets in Cold Spring the last time I was there.

vintage seed packets, I noticed them in one of the antique stores, and look, the German name of the vegetables is listed on the back. I grew up with “Gurken” in Germany.

vintage seed packets

I just couldn’t walk out of the store without buying at least a few; I thought they were so beautiful.

Today I put them to good use in my new mantel display and made a quick vintage seed packets banner with some string and little wooden clothes pins. Doesn’t get much easier.

vitage clothes pins bannerThey are adding just the right pop of green.

vintage seed packets bannerI wonder how old these seed packets are, and who added the words with a typewriter.

vintage seed packets banner

I bought that long wooden shelf a while ago but haven’t found a good spot for it in our home yet.

So I turned it upside down and put it on the mantel, and then added a few things that I had on the mantel for my Valentine’s Day decor.

100a101a105aWhat do you think of my “spring” mantel? I guess we’re also ready for St. Patrick’s Day.

Let’s see if this spring banner will melt all the snow outside.

Do you make banners for your home?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Yolanda Rooney March 24, 2015 at 7:32 PM

I love this mantel idea! I always have a hard time getting a clean look. I go overboard. This definitely helps!


Dagmar Bleasdale March 24, 2015 at 11:16 PM

You should see my mantel now – my Easter mantel is total overdone :)


Sherry March 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM

What a fun look for spring Dagmar! I love old vintage advertising of any kind. Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!


Ashleigh February 28, 2015 at 1:34 PM

This is very cute!! Perfect for spring! Thank you for sharing! xxAshleigh @SimplyWright http://www.wrightsimply.com


Amy @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes February 27, 2015 at 10:06 PM

So simple, but so cute! Thanks so much for linking up at Best of the Weekend!


Audrey February 27, 2015 at 2:35 PM

I absolutely love those seed packets! And what a cute decoration you made with them.
visiting from the Wednesday Roundup.


Dagmar Bleasdale March 1, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Thank you, Audrey, for stopping by!


Leesha @ Living Contently February 23, 2015 at 11:29 AM

I absolutely love this style! It goes perfectly with the stone fireplace (which I also love). We have an older home, so I’m always looking for vintage inspiration to add to it. Thanks for sharing!


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