I finally quit tweaking my mantel enough to take photos and post about it. And it's a good thing since Valentine's Day is in a week.
I decided to stick with red, white & black this year.
I had most everything in my stash already.
Wrapped a battery operated candle with some Dollar store heart doilies and tied it with some bakers twine. The bakers twine was a special deal from Pick Your Plum back in November.
I already had the cookie cutters. The wire heart in the back was a thrift store find last year. I found it while on vacation. Either in Utah or Arizona.
Found some Valentine related silhouettes from good old Google and Pinterest. This one was found on Flickr.
And this one at Karen's Whimsy.
The glitter heart cutout I've had for years. It either came from Walmart or Target's Dollar Spot. I did just get the glittered "LOVE" from Michaels a few weeks back. I think that is my only new purchase for the mantel.
I made the chalkboard from a cabinet door I picked up at the Habitat ReStore last year. I think it cost me a couple of bucks. I've been wanting to attach it to door that goes into my laundry room from the kitchen, but I've been too lazy to do so. So why not use it for my Valentine mantel?
I found the saying from Your Homebased Mom blog. She has a free printable with this saying.
I recycled one of my rosette's from last year. Added a "14" image that I found at The Diary of Daves Wife.
The cupcake liner heart I made for last year's mantel. I just removed the blue ribbon & pinned it to my chicken wire frame with a small clothespin. You can see in the reflection that it still has a blue back. I was going to paint it, but the lazy person in me opted not to.
The wooden "LOVE" sign was originally black. I painted it white a few years ago. Now I am wishing I had left it black. I guess I could have painted it black again. But, that lazy person inside decided white it just fine.
I used my thrift store Mason jars from my Christmas & winter mantels again.
I did just find this heart shaped basket at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago. I spray painted it with some cheapo paint from Walmart as I was out of my Rustoleum Heirloom White paint.
My "Valentine" garland was super easy. Just taped some smaller dollar store heart doilies to some larger red ones, printed out some letters that I got from AllSorts blog that spell "Valentine" & pinned them all to some bakers twine with my heart clothespins I picked up from Michaels last year on clearance.
And a few last photos of my mantel.
So how do you like this years mantel? Let me know.