Our Easter Mantel

Decorating for the liturgical season can be a great way to keep your family’s focus on what’s important. I decorated our mantel for Easter Sunday, and we will leave it up for all 50 days of Easter (at which time I imagine I’ll decorate it for Pentecost) πŸ™‚ Here is our Easter mantel:

Mantel with mirror, crosses, black board, and garlands
Remember the Alleluia we buried? Well, it’s time to bring it back out!


Paper garland reading alleluia

One of my favorite ways that I keep our mantel constantly updated is with this simple chalkboard I made. I got a silver tray at a thrift store for $3, and painted it with some chalkboard paint. My chalkboard paint came from Wal-Mart. I change what the chalkboard says all the time!

Ornate metal tray


 Here is our Easter message for the mantel. As you can see I also
have our palm crosses from Palm Sunday propped up there.
Blackboard reading "He is risen again alleluia alleluia"

Also, we are hanging one plastic egg from the mantel for every day of Easter. By Pentecost, we will have 50 hanging! Rather than drilling holes in the eggs, I just hot glued some ribbon to the top of each and I’m hanging them each day with tape. Whatever’s easiest!

Plastic Easter eggs hanging from ribbons

We also have our Easter candle we made displayed up on the mantel. Here’s a close up of it (from before we inserted the “cloves”- or in our case, grains of brown rice- Lol!)

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Miniature Paschal candle with cross reading 2010 and Alpha and Omega symbols

Both of the ceramic crosses on our mantel came from the Dollar tree. I bought them in every color they carried them in! πŸ™‚

Metal cross

I wish I had fresh flowers for the mantel, but I almost always keep some fake ones up. For Easter, we are using white roses! I glittered some of them by painting the edge of the petals with glue and dipping them into clear glitter. I love the sparkle!

Closeup of white fabric roses
Here’s the whole mantel wall, and more pics πŸ™‚
Display of Full Mantel
Display of Mantel
Display of Mantel

Now, how many of you can tell that my fireplace is only decorative? I’ve been working on making it look “real”. I think the black paint and fireplace screen help a lot! Happy Easter!

PS. I linked up today at The Nester’s Mantel Party πŸ™‚


  1. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    What a pretty fireplace! I like the idea of hanging the eggs every day. πŸ™‚

  2. Michelle @ Sweet Something says

    Great ideas here! Beautiful!

  3. Tiny Actions says

    What a beautiful mantle you have. Love the idea of using the easter eggs to decorate! How festive. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kathy at HomeSpun Whimsies says

    So Pretty! Makes my plain, brick fireplace look so un-spring-like! I'm going to work on it today, and since I don't have a blog and can't join the linky-party, I'm going to post my "finished" picture on your facebook page! Look for it in the next day (or two! LOL!) Thanks for the inspiration!!! ~ Kathy

  5. No better words have ever been written, your mantel speaks straight to my heart. Thanks for showing such a pretty mantel.

    Cha Cha

  6. Sherri @ Design2Shine says

    Adorable. LOVEEEE that ladder above your mantel!

  7. Katie Bug says

    Your mantle would be pretty without any decorations, but it looks gorgeous with all the "dressing up" you've done. I love the silver tray turned chalkboard. Great idea!
    I also love that you celebrate Easter for such a lengthy amount of time. What a great way to keep Christ's death and resurrection at the forefront of your family's mind!

  8. I couldn't tell it was fake! And I love the chalk board idea. So cute!

  9. Michelle says

    Even after I read that it was fake I couldn't tell!!! Love the blue around it and all your festive decorations. Fantastic idea of taking the ladder and hanging it sideways for display.

    πŸ™‚ Michelle

  10. Nice mantel! I'll have to come back to check out all your Catholic projects. Thanks for spreading the faith!!

  11. Michelle says

    Lacy, thanks so much for your great comment on my mantel!! I have wanted to cover my dinning room lamps in sheet music too!!

    πŸ™‚ Michelle

  12. Gardenia says

    I love it all, Lacy. such great ideas. love the platter turned chalkboard idea. and the idea of adding a new egg each day, instead of hanging them all at once.

  13. Party of Nine says

    I love the chalkboard idea…so crafty! I was thinking of doing that, too! Thanks for sending me over to the nester, too πŸ™‚

  14. Little Lovables says

    beautiful, love the colums and the mirror!

  15. Melissa Miller says

    Lacy your mantel and home are just beautiful! What soothing and happy colors. ~Lovely job! πŸ™‚

  16. Beautiful mantel wood details and I love the accent in blue…very pretty. Come say hi.

  17. Leslie, the Home Maker says

    I LOVE your style!
    And the colors!
    I love the mixes of black and silver and white and blue together!
    He is RISEN indeed and I am so grateful for that, or I would be hopeless.
    Thank you so much for coming to my home today!
    You are welcome any time!
    Blessings from my home to yours!

  18. fairfieldhousenj.com says

    First time to your blog via The Nester. Beautiful mantel. I especially like your alleluia banner and the chalk board made from the silver platter.

  19. Ingenious chalkboard idea – and so extra lovely!

  20. Ummm… I thought the fireplace was real. Well done!

    I just found your blog through Gardenia at My Little Flower. It's always such a nice treat to connect with another Catholic Homeschooling Mama.

    I am in love with your Easter mantel, and I'm going to go get me some of that chalkboard paint asap. I didn't know it worked so well! Your creativity is inspiring!

    In His love,

    Christos anesti!
    Alithos anesti!

  21. The mantel is so lovely with the blue and white! It's happy looking. And yes it looks real. Totally!!!

  22. On The Fly . . . says

    Oh my goodness, that Ladder you have as a display "shelf" is Genius! fantastic idea Lacy!

  23. On The Fly . . . says

    by the way, you can get tin platters in different sizes at the dollar tree – you know, my FAVORITE place to shop! they are in the wedding decoration section or with the clear plastic cups and plates.

  24. looksgoodinpolkadots says

    Love, Love, Love your chalkboard idea! Guess it's time for me to hit the thrift stores again. πŸ™‚