How to Create a Vignette PLUS FREE ‘Hello Spring’ Printable Art

Vignettes create beautiful spaces and help to avoid clutter. Here’s how to create a vignette, plus a Hello Spring free printable!

One of the hallmarks of a beautiful home is a few beautiful vignettes creatively placed on tabletops or tucked into bookshelves. Coffee tables, entryway tables and mantels are the perfect place for vignettes too. Creating a vignette can sometimes be tricky though. What items do you use? How many pieces? How big? How small? Here’s how to create a vignette, plus a Hello Spring free printable!

Vignettes create beautiful spaces and help to avoid clutter. Here's how to create a vignette, plus a Hello Spring free printable!

How to Create a Vignette in 5 Steps

Hello Spring Printable and Vignette

Learning how to create a vignette is simple if you remember a few key things.

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1. Anchor It

Use a lamp or other anchor piece as one of your items and build your vignette around its base. A lamp has the added bonus of illuminating the vignette when turned on at night.

2. Use Odd Numbers

Work with odd numbers. Three item vignettes are the easiest to start with and are very pleasing to the eye. In my vignette above on the left side of the desk there are three items – the lamp, the photo frame and the small creamer with flowers. Even when you look at the space as a whole, there are 9 photo frames and 5 items on the desk – all odd numbers.

3. Vary the Height

Vary the height of the items. When using three items for example, have a tall item, a medium height item and a short item. Or give smaller items height by placing them on a stack of books.

4. Create Depth

Create depth by building the vignette outward from back to front as opposed to lining the items in a row along the length of the surface.

5. Know the Background

Pay attention to the background. Vignettes need a background to anchor them. In my vignette the black and white grid of photos is a great non-intrusive backdrop. A large mirror or framed piece of art also works well.

Hello spring free printable and vignette

Hello Spring Free Printable

So how about a “hello spring” printable to get you started with your own spring vignette? Just leave your email below to get the free PDF!


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(All printables are for personal use only)

Are you good at creating vignettes? Or are they something you struggle with? Can I help you?

P.S. Want more free spring printables? Go visit my blogging friends below for more!

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How to Create a Vignette and Hello Spring Free Printable by Home Made Lovely

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The Charming Gardeners Wreath by Ella Claire

Count Your blessings by My Sweet Savannah

Oh Happy Day | Free Printable for Spring by Maison de Pax

Blue and White Spring Printable by Shades of Blue Interiors

Hello Spring by Happy Happy Nester

Spring Sandwich Wrappers by Paint Me Pink

Tulip Favor Watercolor by Migonis Home

Spring Printable by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

The Earth Laughs in Flowers by Lolly Jane

In One Small Garden by Town and Country Living

Vintage Spring Flower Printable by Love Grows Wild

Spring Botanical Prints by Live Laugh Rowe

Gardening Printable by Home Stories A to Z

Spring bloom watercolor by Craftberry Bush

Free Printable Spring To Do List by My Fabuless Life

Peter Rabbit Print by My Someday in May

Inspirational Spring Printable by City Farmhouse

Blue Jay Watercolor Free Printable by Finding Silver Pennies

Live Life in Full Bloom by Clean and Scentsible

Here Comes Peter Cottontail by Eclectically Vintage

Hope Springs Eternals Watercolour Art by The Happy Housie

Mini Botanical Cake Banner by TIDBITS

Today Is A Good Day by A Burst of Beautiful

Blooming Crocus by Jennifer Rizzo Design Company

Let it Soar by Delineate Your Dwelling

Spring Apothecary Jar Label Printables by Bless’er House

Favorite Spring Things Free Printable by Nina Hendrick Blog

He Makes All Things New Botanical Farmhouse Mantel by Cherished Bliss

Easter Bunny Bunting by Four Generations One Roof

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  1. I signed up for your newsletter but still cannot get the printable. Not sure if I am doing something wrong on my end here!

  2. The explanation about creating vignettes is very helpful! Could you please explain a little more or point out an example in the picture about creating depth. I need a little more help with that one. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Renee,

      Sure! So, when you’re creating a vignette you want sort of a triangle with the varying heights. You also want to vary the depths or placement of the items so they’re not in a straight line, side by side. Unless you have a very shallow surface like a ledge or small shelf and need to keep them in a row. Does that help?