Farmhouse Mantel Easter Decor

March 11, 2020

DIY Easter decor doesn't have to be expensive or difficult to make. As an avid Dollar Tree shopper, I can totally attest to that statement. In today's post I'll be sharing how I gussied up some simple Dollar Tree galvanized buckets and turned them into farmhouse mantel Easter decor.

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I got the idea for this project from my Thrifty Chicks' monthly challenge theme: canisters, pails and buckets. (Be sure to visit my friends' projects at the bottom of this post as well!) I've had these galvanized buckets from Dollar Tree since last year, just waiting to be able to use them in a project. While I didn't actually perform a makeover on the buckets, I did transform them into colorful, fresh and fun farmhouse mantel Easter decor.

It was such a simple project to pull together. First I placed faux plants into each of the buckets to fill them up and add a support for the carrots.

orange jute wrapped carrots galvanized pail white rabbit figurines

 I picked the carrots up at Dollar Tree as well. I was really impressed with their cuteness and quality. I mean, orange jute-wrapped carrots? Who could resist? Adorable! I first shared them in my recent post Dollar Tree Treasures #8: Easter Goodies.

carrots rabbits buckets beads

porcelain white rabbits figurines

The cute white ceramic bunny on the left was also a Dollar Tree purchase. Again, I shared that find in Dollar Tree Treasures #8. I actually used two of them in this vignette, one on each side of the grouping.

gold-eared porcelain white rabbit mantel decor

I already had the three white ceramic bunnies placed in the middle of the grouping between the two buckets.

I thought all five of them went quite well together, creating an adorable bunny rabbit family of five. 
 DIY Farmhouse wood bead garland from oversized rosary

The white farmhouse wood bead garland with tassel was another one of my DIY projects.

wire hoop wreath orange carrots buffalo check bow white flowers

The hoop wreath was a thrift store find I've transformed for various holidays, Easter obviously included. You can see it decorated for Spring, Christmas and Valentine's Day. For Easter, I kept the buffalo check bow from Christmas on top, and added three felt buffalo check carrots I picked up at Wal-Mart for a song. Then I just stuck four of the Dollar Tree carrots here and there into the wreath and voila.

buffalo check carrots orange jute white flowers green leaves

vintage door mirror wooden candlesticks candle rings buffalo check carrots bow

Whether it's from Dollar Tree or your local thrift store, there's definitely inexpensive containers of all types out there that you can use to create your own DIY Easter decor.

orange jute wrapped carrots metal bucket

As much as I love how they look with carrots, after the Easter season is over I can see filling the buckets with colorful seed packets and garden tools, making them into more of a generic spring decor statement. While I purchased these buckets at some point last year, I know many Dollar Tree stores are still selling them. I could also see trying to age them to give them even more a convincing vintage farmhouse look. Maybe I'll try that project next! 

Well, that's it until next time, friends!
 I hope you've enjoyed reading about my
Dollar Tree Farmhouse Easter Mantel Decor.

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And be sure to visit my friends' projects below! 
from Create and Ponder

Red vintage Ground Columbian Coffee can

A Simple Spring Flower Bucket DIY
From Itsy Bits and Pieces

DIY Canister Makeover With Colorful Rope
from Color Me Thrifty

  Vintage Aluminum Camping Gear 

Upcycled To Pretty Boho Planter!
From Little Vintage Cottage

  A Galvanized Pail Makes A Perfect Planter

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Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your mantel is so adorable for spring, Kathleen! The buckets look so cute all dressed up for spring! Love those carrots!

cloches and lavender said...

Kathleen these buckets are very cute filled with carrots. Your mantle is ready for Easter.

I don't decorate for Easter since we go to family. My one holiday off.


Michelle said...

Your mantel is so pretty all decorated for Easter. I love the buckets filled with carrots! So cute!

Junkchiccottage said...

Love your mantel very sweet and pretty. I like the buckets with the carrots. Hope you are doing well. Have a great rest of the week.

Tania Pelletier said...

This is so pretty! Love the carrots!


Lora Bloomquist said...

You've incorporated all my favorite things this time of year here, Kathleen: galvanized, carrots and greenery. Love the Peter Rabbit gardeny vibe you created!

Sheila said...

What a sweet project, Kathleen. I love your little carrots, and your buckets. Great job loaded with inspiration :-)

Kathy said...

Enjoyed your mantel. So jealous I could not find the carrots at my local DT! 5 bunnies sounds like a nice-sized family!

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