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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Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I Love it!

Anonymous 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!


Ginger said...

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

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com