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Valentine Decorating: Hugs and Kisses Mantel

Valentine's Day Mantel

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to bring out the flowers, the hearts, the pink, the lace and the romance in your home. It’s the perfect time to go overboard with items you may not regularly have in your home, especially if you live with someone who’s not as excited with pink as you are. Creating a Valentine’s Day Hugs and Kisses Mantel is the perfect way to show how much you love those who share your life. 

Valentine Decorating - Hugs and Kisses Mantel! Decorate your home with these easy ideas that had a little romance! Pin to your Valentine's Day Board!

Having a chance to decorate our mantel regularly throughout the year has been one of the best features of our home. It is a lot of fun creating new projects to celebrate each holiday or season. I try to put a new twist on it each year and this year, by going with an XO theme, I was able to do just that. In the past, I have decorated with hearts for Valentine’s Day or used a bit of whimsy by decorating with candy. I think the X’s and O’s are just a little bit different and they make the mantel sweet and fun.

Valentine Decorating - Hugs and Kisses Mantel! Decorate your home with these easy ideas that had a little romance! Pin to your Valentine's Day Board!

The mantel focal point are the two large sets of XO’s. One set was created with a string art project that we showed you recently. This takes some time to create (mostly with the tying of the string) but it really adds a great centerpiece for the mantel.

Valentine's Day Mantel

The other set of XO’s on the mantel are the letters we used as a template to make the string art. They have been spray painted in red and dark pink.

Paper covered letters

The smaller XO’s have been covered in the same way that I covered letters for a fall craft. I used scrapbook paper and Mod Podge to cover them. There are so many great scrapbook papers on the market, you may have trouble narrowing it down to just a couple.

Fabric Hearts on a Stick

I also added some small jars to the mantel and placed fabric hearts into them. I showed you how to make fabric hearts in a recent post. These hearts can be placed in small perfume bottles, if you have a collection of them, small bud vases or any small jar you may find in your recycling bin. You could tie a coordinating ribbon around the top of the jar or add candy or glass beads in red, pink or white to the bottom as well. We found a few of the bottles at Michael’s craft store, the others I had already.

Valentine's Day Mantel

Finish off the mantel with decorative items you have around the house in reds and pinks like candles, heart shaped boxes, or as I did, a red lantern.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but with these quick and easy projects, you’ll have a great looking mantel in no time.

Valentine's Day Mantel Decorations

You may also like our Valentine’s Day Mantel for last year!

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  2. Love your sweet Valentine’s Mantel! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity at the The DIY Collective this week! Please come back next week to show off your latest project!

    Have an awesome week!
    ~ Ashley

  3. Adorably and very stylist decorations. Thanks for the ideas! Visiting from #HomeMattersParty

  4. Your mantel looks great! Love how you decorated it. Pinned, tweeted, and shared. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

  5. Perfect Valentine’s Day mantle! Lots of love and fun 🙂

  6. Such a fun and cute Valentine Mantel. Visiting from Something to Talk About

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