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Typography Mantel Art (using lemons)

I’m so excited to share both my Citrus Typography Mantel Art along with a fun monthly collaboration starting today with 10 creative blogs.

Each month on the 10th, the same 10 blogs will share a project around the same theme.
And you can hop to their blogs to see and save their projects too.
You can pin this collage below, and then stop by on the 10th each month to see new creations!
In May, the theme is CITRUS, below are the fabulous projects and recipes.

10 Citrus projects and recipes

To see each contributors Citrus post up close, join the Blog Hop! {In the event that the direct link to their posts don’t work when clicking on the title, click on the blogs main page link just before}. They are numbered according to the links below.

1. Capturing Joy shares Citrus Photography Art Prints for the home

2 .Eighteen25 sharing their Orange Party Punch recipe

3 .Landee See, Landee Do shares a Crusted Lemon Cream Bars recipe

4. Little Miss Momma sharing diy Typography Mantel Art (Using Lemons)

5. Lolly Jane shares a diy Chevron Citrus Wreath tutorial

6.Or So She Says shares a recipe for Lemon Ricotta Gems

7. Simply Kierste has a recipe for Lemon Cupcakes

8. Six Sisters Stuff sharing a Creamy Lemon Bars recipe

9. Thirty Handmade Days shares When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Cookies! Printable and recipe

10. Your Homebased Mom shares a Lemon Cream Cake Recipe

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 Typography Mantel Art (using lemons)

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I love yellow. I love lemons. And I love word art.
This 15 minute project is a marriage of sorts between these three loves.
Now that I have a fireplace mantel, I’ve been excited to switch out some elements of the decor with the changing seasons.
But I’m not all about BIG projects right now, so I just switch out a few accessories to create a new look.
With summer time right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to add a new lemony look to my mantelscape.

I also enjoy decorating with fruit–but usually the extent is a bowl of lemons on my kitchen table.
With this project, I decided to take that bowl of lemons to the next level.

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So I pulled out a handful of lemons, sliced them up, took them outside to my picnic table–then asked my three year old to help arrange them in the shape of letters that spell “happy”.

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Then I downloaded into my computer, edited them with a whitewash finish and resized them to 4×6.

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Then printed them to white card stock (I was out of photo paper and this worked just fine).

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Then framed them in these simple 4×6 frames.

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I think it could be fun to do this with a bunch of different foods and spell out the words “happy birthday”.

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    Lemon Ricotta Gems (she: Jana) - Or so she says...
    May 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

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    Liz Marie
    May 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I am in love with this idea! So creative & a great quick & easy way to add a statement to your fireplace. Love it all! xx Liz Marie

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    Lolly Jane
    May 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Okay, I am in love with everything about this! How clever to shoot & print! At first I thought they were dried lemons you tacked up there, lol!! Cute, Miss Ashley!

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    Kristyn
    May 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I totally thought they were real lemons in the frame! Haha! I love this idea too cute!

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    Lemon Cream Cake
    May 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

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    Amanda - Small Home Big Start
    May 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Wow! This looks awesome. I love how you used lemon slices in such a creative way. This would be a great idea for a citrus colour wedding!

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    Louise
    May 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    A. Dor. Able! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Simply Kierste
    May 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I totally thought they were real, too! So clever, and so cute!!

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    Lisa
    May 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I love what you did with the lemons, so fresh, and such a fun idea.

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    nat
    May 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Where did you get that AWESOME yellow frame?

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    Landee
    May 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I am in love with this idea! And you could use anything! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Amy K.
    May 11, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Super cute!! I think I may give “FAMILY” a shot… perhaps with the letters filled out with stuff to represent each of us? Some legos, some trains, some spools of thread, etc. Thanks for getting my wheels turning!!

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      Amy K.
      May 11, 2013 at 12:15 am

      “filled out”???? I totally meant SPELLED out. =)

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    Danica
    May 11, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I love this so much! We’re living with my in-laws right now, but once we get into our own place, I’m so doing this! I love how crafty you are! P.s. the glitter accent nail is really fun. I did red instead of pink since I got a red glitter polish for Christmas that I haven’t worn!

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    Mariel @ Or so she says...
    May 11, 2013 at 2:29 am

    These are sooooo clever! I love that you did art prints with lemons! Perfect for summer.

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    Mique
    May 11, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Your happy room is now perfect with the “happy” prints. 🙂 xoxo

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    Shirley
    May 11, 2013 at 4:12 am

    These are so do able. I can never find time to get crafts done and here you have two little ones and you show us how to do this. Thanks a bunch.

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    [email protected]
    May 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Absolutely love this idea! Your mantle is so bright and cheerful. It definitely makes for a happy place.

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    Leigh Anne @Your Homebased Mom
    May 13, 2013 at 12:15 am

    So fun! Lemons just make me happy!!

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    amanda
    May 13, 2013 at 1:35 am

    This is adorable!! Thanks for sharing, I’ve been wanting to add some color. This is a must !

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    Whitney Ulrich @ A mommy's life with a touch of yellow
    May 13, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I love this and I love yellow. thank you this would be perfect in my living room for the summer

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    Wendy Orme
    May 13, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this idea! At first I was wondering how you got those lemon slices to stay in the frames 🙂 I , too, have a new home with a mantel so I’m always on the look-out for new ideas like this.

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    Amy Seward
    May 14, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Us sisters at the slice http://thesisterslice.com/ LOVE all things citrus. I’m gonna photo all kinds of things and make photos like this. I’m gonna spell in strawberries and chocolates and hot dogs…

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    Rachael B
    May 14, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Such a fun and creative project, I love it!!

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    Jana
    May 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    So cute and cheery! Lemon’s and Happy just belong together I think! Great job!

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    Brittney
    June 3, 2013 at 5:37 am

    This is the cutest thing ever and helps me obsess over your picnic table even more

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    citrus photography art prints
    July 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm

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    Jenn S.
    July 27, 2013 at 3:05 am

    OMG, I love your bright fun mantel! What a cool idea for the typography art! I also love your USA artwork (with the yellow frame around it). I’d love to know more about it – did you make it or purchase it? Can you share any details? We have lived in 4 different states and I’d love to have something like that with hearts over the places we’ve lived. Thanks!

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    factory pottery
    January 23, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Where did you get that AWESOME yellow frame?

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    TDANG
    December 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    This is the cutest thing ever and helps me obsess over your picnic table even more

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