Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Valentine's Day Mantel

 I finally have a mantel. I have wanted to say those things for years. When we were looking at houses this past summer, it was on my secret wish list. You know the wish list that won't make or break if you buy a house, but you really, really want? That was my mantel. I love having a mantel to decorate for each holiday now. Christmas was a really simple mantel, my entire little people nativity was spread across the top of it. For Valentine's day, I wanted something that was a little more elaborate.

 For this Mantel I Used: 


  • 2 Heart Bouquets (Find the tutorial here) 
  • 2 Wedding Pictures in acrylic frames
  • Red and Brown Burlap Ribbon 
  • Wooden X's and O's 
  • A chalkboard with all the places we have lived. (Find tutorial here) 


I am completely in love with these heart bouquets on either end of the mantel. They were so easy to make and I was able to pick up most of the key ingredients like the vases and the sand at the dollar store. You can read the entire tutorial here. 
This Chalkboard is probably one of my favorite projects of 2016 so far. It has so much meaning to my husband and I, highlighting all of the important places that have truly made us a family. It was really easy to make and I had all the supplies on hand already. Find the entire tutorial here. 


 I love having wedding pictures out as part of my Valentine's Day decorations. My aunt used to do it and I love the look and the sentiment. I wanted the pictures to really pop and be the focus, not a frame, so I picked up cheap acrylic frames that have a little stand on them. that way there is only picture, and nothing distracting.

I twisted the burlap ribbon together and then laid it across the top of the mantel. The chalkboard maps in the center with heart bouquets on each side. The pictures went next to the bouquets and then I had this weird empty space. I tried smaller pictures there and little marquee letters, but nothing look quite right. While wandering the craft store looking for a solution, I stumbled on the wooden letter aisle and picked up the X's and O's. I brought them home and painted them they were just the perfect touch. I love having a large one of each and a small one.
 The whole thing came together perfectly! I have a large antique window hanging on my wall that I need to pull down for another Disney Gallery Wall and I might add it behind the chalkboard to give it some more height. I love the red, white and pink and this mantel makes me happy every time I look at it!
Do you decorate your mantel for Valentine's Day?
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16 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That is very cute. I love all of your decorations.

Molly O'Connor said...

The heart bouquets are my favorite, those are adorable! If I had a mantle I definitely would decorate! I can't resist pink and red!!

Veronica Pototska said...

This time of the year is full of romance! Thank you for inspiration to do something special

ana de jesus said...

What a fantastic craft from you as always. Love the chalkboard idea I think it is really original.

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

I love the hearts and the frame. I don't normally decorate for Valentine's day but you have me wanting to!

TaMara Simon said...

I love your mantle! It was on my wish list to, but I was pretty vocal about it.

Stacey D said...

Your mantle is so pretty! Perfect for celebrating love all month long. I love the map hearts!

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

your mantel turned out so good that you are making me want to do mine for valentines day. i don't normally do it as i usually run out of time to enjoy it since christmas takes forever to put away

Anonymous said...

What a great piece to put on your new mantel! I love how it looks in your house and this is a cute craft for vday.

Erin Shebish said...

Oh your mantle is so cute! I need to up the Vday decor on there but I havent yet. I'm waiting till Monday. LOL. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mar Riney said...

Oh those boquets are adoraable! I can just imagine them with a heart shaped garland as ewll!

Jessica {Swanky Recipes} said...

Totally lovin these adorable ideas. I just moved across the country and don't have all my stuff here yet but these ideas sound totally affordable and easy to put together! Can never have too much VDay decorations!

Bri @ All Thats Glittered said...

So cute! I love the chalk board!

OurFamilyWorld said...

What a beautiful mantle. I love your ideas.

Amy Jones said...

Loved the decoration!! looks awesome!

Ana said...

Totally loved it, I want to do some decoration on the house, and this is definitely a great inspiration!

 
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