Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine's Day mantel

After Christmas it felt so good to put everything away and not have so much clutter everywhere, so for Valentine's Day I decided to go pretty simple on the decor. Other than my mantel the only thing I really have out is a candy dish and I'm loving the simplicity.

I loved this felt leaf garland I made for my fall mantel, so I decided to do something similar for Valentine's Day.
I cut out a bunch of hearts in different sizes and shades of pink and strung them together using pink yarn. Once it was done though, I decided it looked cuter along the front of the mantel than if it was hanging down like a garland.

I've got the Great Purge of 2012 going on at my house right now, and as I was going through some boxes I found this adorable picture that I bought in high school when I worked at Hallmark. How perfect for Valentine's Day decor!

As you can see here and here, I love making things out of buttons. Sorry it's a little blurry, but I found this paper at JoAnn that says *I love you* all over it. Perfect.
First I printed *all you need is love* on the paper. It was 12x12 so I had to cut it down to 8.5x11 so it would go through the printer, then again to 8x10 to fit in the frame. Then I just glued buttons on to make the heart. I love it!
And...the song will now be stuck in your head all day too :)



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8 comments:

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I Love it!

wonderfullymadepursuits said...

So cute! I love buttons! Stopping by from Flamingo Toes' party. :)

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

The buttons in the printable are adorable! I love you decor. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/bedazzle-me-monday-16.html

Have a great week!!

Crafty Mischief said...

How cute! I love the buttons! I found you through Craftomaniac. Thanks for sharing! :)

Ashley said...

Adorable heart pic, love it!!

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

It's SO perfect!! I love every detail!

Thanks SO much for linking this up to our ongoing mantel party!!

Danielle said...

your mantle looks gorgeous! love the candles:> I am having a feature Friday Linky Party and would love for you to join in the fun.

Come and Link up!

http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/01/feature-friday-linky-party_19.html

Ginger said...

Love your mantel. Featuring you today in my Valentine round up! Thank you so much for sharing!

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/02/take-look-at-you-be-mine-valentine.html