Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Love Inspired Mantel

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this year, I've decided to do a little decorating to celebrate!  I'm not going all out like I do for Christmas, but I thought having a Valentine's Day themed mantel would be nice and I'm going to decorate our dining room shelf too (pics of that to come when I'm finished.) 

I love the soft, romantic colors.  I would leave this up year round if it matched the rest of our living room!  The hydrangeas and garland were decor I saved from our wedding. And since our colors were pink and brown, I used some of our wedding pictures as part of the decor.  So now it has a personal, meaningful touch to it.

I usually have these plain cream candles on some pillar holders down on the hearth.  I wrapped the candles with jute and a pink ribbon I saved from one of our wedding showers.  Normally, you would want to glue the jute and ribbon onto the candle, but I knew that this wasn't going to be permanent, so I used tape and made sure that side faced the back. Only you will know I took a poor man's approach to decorating ;)

I made this wreath from foam board and scrapbook paper.

Justin helped me cut out the heart shapes from foam board and I Mod Podged the paper on top.  Then I hot glued the foam board together in a circle to create the wreath.  You can see my inspiration from Pinterest here and here.

The only supplies I needed for this was the foam board.  I found it at Dollar Tree.  Total price for this project would be less than 3 dollars if you included the scrapbook paper and ribbon.  Regular Elmer's glue would probably work just as well as the Mod Podge for this project.

I incorporated my Willow Tree figurines into the design.  The colors were perfect and all of them signify love.


Oooh, it's going to be hard to take this down! 

Are you decoratig this year for Valentine's Day?

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