Excited to share my Valentine’s Mantel with you today!
I really liked how it turned out. It all started when I saw a blogger (can’t remember which one?) post about a pom-pom garland at Michael’s. So I picked some up a few weeks ago – $2.99 each but I had a 20% off your entire purchase coupon. I love the fun, crafty vibe that it gives the whole thing.
I threw in all the pops of turquoise at the last minute. I wanted to incorporate turquoise after I saw Laine’s gorgeous turquoise Ball jars that she tied red and white doilies on.
I didn’t have any doilies so I just added the turquoise with the red, white and black theme that I had going on.
I kept my same printable that I used last year – you can print your own over at Peppermint Plum. I just backed it with some red paper and put it in a large frame. I love free printables – easy way to add some seasonal or motivational décor for pretty much free.
You saw the chalkboard on my Christmas mantel (totally forgot I need to show you how I made this. So look for that post soon.) I am not a great chalk artist but I do find it fun to do. And it photographs really well!
Oh, and I picked up these vases at different times at yard sales and Value Village. When I realized I had 3 that matched, I was wanting to use them featured on a mantel like this.
I incorporated my red IKEA lanterns that I used last year again. Love them! Along with a vintage ball jar, a framed wedding picture, and a fun little mailbox.
I picked up 1/2 yard of this gorgeous red chevron material at Hobby Lobby and made a quick envelope pillow cover. Would love to either make another one or embellish this one with a red felt heart or something like that (or even a heart in white, black or turquoise?) Wouldn’t that be cute? And you may recognize my $1 yard sale pillow I got a while back – it cleaned up great and I love it!
I went with the “less is more” approach on the hearth this time. Was ready for a change. So I just hung a red rose wreath on a wreath stand I have had for several years and added a LOVE wood sign I got at Target dollar spot last year.
The little mailbox came from Target dollar spot this year and I just stuck it on top of a candlestick! Isn’t it cute? Would be perfect with some love notes or Valentine’s sticking out of it.
This mantel is fun and red and sweet and I am enjoying it! When you have an amazing husband and an even better marriage, I love celebrating and playing up Valentine’s Day to the max!
I adore this little white bench – you are probably getting tired of seeing it on my hearth. It was the best $2 purchase at an estate sale ever.
So there’s my Valentine mantel. Won’t be too long and I will be decorating for Spring – I SOOO can’t wait!