Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel


Greetings Friends and if you're new here, welcome! For me, nothing says spring quite like a garden. Today I've paired repurposed tart tin flowers with fresh and dried herbs and sprinkled in several DIY projects to create a natural spring mantel.  Come join me and other bloggers as we welcome spring...


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Repurposed flowers created from tart tins paired with herbs for a natural spring mantel


I am so excited to join my friends at Hometalk for the DIY My Spring Blog Hop--what a fun way to kick off spring! 


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If you follow my blog, you know that I try to bring the outdoors inside whenever I can.  I also happen to love tart tins and often find them at thrift stores.  The shape of these just looked like flowers to my repurposing mind so I combined them with herbs and dried flowers from my garden to create a unique botanical mantel.  In a few minutes, I'll share how easy they are to assemble, but first let's take a look at the rest of the mantel...


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Repurposed flowers created from tart tins paired with herbs for a natural spring mantel

I've always been fond of white picket fences. I crafted this one from a .50 bag of yard sale pickets.  No power tools required--just some white paint and a glue gun! I am smitten with this mossy little bird and it just so happens he's the only thing featured that I didn't DIY or grow ;)


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Repurposed flowers created from tart tins paired with herbs against a picket fence for a natural spring mantel

Two of my favorite fragrances ~ rosemary and lavender! Do you like the aged patina on the pots? I brushed them with watered down spackle. 


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Repurposed flowers created from tart tins paired with herbs for a natural spring mantel

The only thing that could possibly rival my affection for the garden is vintage dishes. Yep, I'm Cecilia... and I'm a dishaholic!  Don't worry, I didn't paint this pretty piece of English transferware to make it a chalkboard.  I'll be sharing how I made it in an upcoming post. 


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Let It Grow chalkboard created with vintage china platter


This fresh rosemary and dried lavender herb garland is a new addition at Secret Garden Herbs.  Click here!


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Rosemary and lavender herb garland

Take a closer peek at the tart tin flower garden. Dried rose petals and lavender form the centers of the flowers while fresh thyme and rosemary create the stems.  Need herbs? Look here!


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Repurposed tart tin flower garden created with herbs and dried flowers


Here's how to make your own tart tin flowers.  First you'll need the tins. I've found all of mine at yard sales and thrift stores so be on the look out.  Using a paint brush, I painted the center of the tin with mod podge.  Next, I sprinkled dried rose petals to cover the bottom of the tin and allowed them to dry. This is the project for saved petals to pretty to part with!


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Repurposed tart tin flower garden created with herbs and dried flowers

For the middle flower, I glued one rose bud in the center and covered the rest with lavender. I attached the tart tins and the herbs to the picket fence with Simply Tacky. It's $1.99 at Hobby Lobby, holds securely and is completely removable if--or should I say when--I change my mind. 


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Repurposed tart tin flower garden created with herbs and dried flowers
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Here's a wider view, before adding the garland...


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Repurposed tart tin flower garden created with herbs and dried flowers

...and after. 

Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Repurposed tart tin flower garden created with herbs and dried flowers

What would spring be without a bunny? I've found Bunny Foo-Foo at a yard sale several years ago and we've been friends ever since.  


Tart Tin and Herb Flower Garden Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Fresh hydrangeas, watering can and bunny on the hearth to welcome spring!


Happy spring! Remember to check out all of the talented bloggers below! 








28 comments:

  1. Your tart tin flowers are fabulous Cecilia. They're so pretty!! The herb stems are awesome!

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  2. I love your beautiful spring mantel! Visiting from the #DIYMySpring blog hop!

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  3. Oh my goodness, those tart tin flowers are SO adorable!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  4. Hi Cecilia, How adorable is that gate! Love the blooms!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Gina

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  5. I love white picket fences also and your mantelscape looks so pretty and cheerful for Spring!

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  6. So sweet. I love everything flowers and your tin cup flowers are so clever. Great mantel!

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  7. Very pretty Cecilia. Great ideas to share ... thanks. I am not much of a "garland" person but I love the rosemary and lavender garland. I have plenty of rosemary but can't seem to grow lavender.
    Hugs,
    Audrey

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  8. Good morning, sweet friend! Your creativity always inspires me and once again you have created beauty and charm :) Your flower garden mantel is precious!

    Have a beautiful week, Cecilia. Hugs!

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  9. So pretty, Cecilia! I always love watching you work your repurposing magic!!

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  10. Hi Cecilia - I love your spring vignette! Especially the picket fence - so cute! Visiting as a fellow contributor to #DIYMySpring. Hope your week is full of sunshine! Hugs, Holly

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  11. Those tart tins make such cute flowers, I love the whole vignette!

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  12. Love it - the tins make such cute flowers. Bunny foo foo is too cute. I love him!

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  14. This is fabulous- what a delightful mantle for Spring- so many great ideas- love the pots aged with sparkle- so clever- visiting from the DIY hop and will be following :)

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  15. How CUTE!!! I love the tart flowers and I'm cracking up over "let it grow"!! So adorable...thanks for sharing! ;)

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  16. Ahh! The tart flowers! Spectacular upcycle! I love how they have an industrial edge, in a pretty way. Gorgeous mantel!

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  17. I love this mantel! I love the white picket fence and your unique flowers! Just lovely!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  18. I love all of your flower-y, herbal creations, Cecilia--especially the herb galand, just lovely.

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  19. Such a cute idea! And I love the faux fireplace!

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  20. Cecilia, this is all so pretty. I really like the tart tin flowers and the green platter is beautiful.

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  21. Everything looks great, but that little garland of lavender across the mantel is my favorite.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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