It’s definitely an exciting day today! First I am super excited to share our Valentine’s Day Mantel with you, and also I have really been looking forward to our Valentine’s Day Party. Myself and 9 other bloggers have teamed up to share our Valentine’s projects and a special link party for you to share also!
The Valentine’s Mantel was put together in stages this year, first we made the Paper Hearts to hang on the Mantel and create a garland, then we made the Love Letters and covered them with fabric, yarn and embellishments. Now it’s time, to pull everything together and share it with you!
I love how there are lots of different shades of pink and red, but when it comes together, it somehow all works.
First we added white furry fabric to the Mantel, then hung the Paper Hearts with red twine. They are very easy, but make a big splash.
On one end, we added a stack of Valentine’s Day baskets that I had in my decoration box.
The Love Letters were added next to the baskets. And a little ceramic cherub.
I wanted some Love Birds for the Mantel, so Doug came up with a great idea…he spray painted a couple Dove Decoys that we found in the hunting department at Walmart, he used ivory spray paint. And then hand painted the eyes and beaks with black acrylic paint.
And on the other end, a white pitcher filled with red tulips that I found at Walmart, and a wire heart shaped card holder with vintage Valentine’s Day cards that I bought many years ago at our local antique store. And the other Love Bird watching over things from the handle of the pitcher.
Then a wire basket filled with a set of 4 glass jars were filled with Valentine’s candy, I used red licorice, strawberry Whopper’s, Valentine M&M’s and cherry balls. In the smaller jar, I added everyone’s favorite…conversation hearts. A couple of the jars were embellished with red twine and paper hearts. And in the wire basket, I added a couple of paper hearts.
More paper hearts were added to another glass jar. I simply love this idea, it’s super inexpensive, can be made in minutes and adds lots of great color to the Valentine’s Day Mantel!
The vintage Valentine’s are some of my favorites!
I like this Valentine the best!
Then it was time to finish it up and add the words to the Chalkboard. A simple heart garland was strung on red twine across the top, then I added “Be Mine Valentine” and a cupid’s arrow.
Joining me today for the Valentine’s Day Party are 9 fabulous bloggers!
- Karly from Buns in my Oven - follow on Pinterest
- Tiffany from Eat at Home - follow on Pinterest
- Liz from Hoosier Homemade - follow on Pinterest
- Myra from My Blessed Life - follow on Pinterest
- Amy from MomAdvice - follow on Pinterest
- Kellie from Nest of Posies - follow on Pinterest
- Amy from Positively Splendid - follow on Pinterest
- Lisa from The Pennington Point - follow on Pinterest
- Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage - follow on Pinterest
- Heather from WhipperBerry - follow on Pinterest
Now it’s time for you to share! We will be pinning your great projects, so be sure to follow each of the bloggers, there Pinterest accounts are next to their names!
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