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23 January 2011

Valentine's Day Mantel

As I browsed through several of my decor and craft blogs over the past few weeks, I was inspired to do a Valentine's Day mantel.

I have always decorated a bit for Valentine's Day so I had some things on hand, but I did add a few new things this year.

First up, I spent yesterday making some felt flower balls. I found the tutorial at one of my new favorite blogs, Eighteen 25. I was going to attempt to make her heart shaped wreath, but after cutting so many 3" felt circles, I thought three flower balls was enough. Maybe next year!

I love the way they turned out! Not bad for $5 in styrofoam balls and $3 worth of red felt. It's a really easy craft if you have the patience to cut loads of felt.

I already had the silver pillar holders and the white pillar candles. I also put some Valentine's M&Ms in a glass apothecary jar that I received as a Christmas gift.

I also found this Valentine's Day subway art from Eighteen 25. A free printable poster...can't beat free! I had it printed at Walgreens in the 16x20 poster size. I did buy the frame at Michael's, but I can always reuse it for something else.



The heart garland was $4 at Michael's and I already had the LOVE sign. I'm pretty sure I bought it at the Target Dollar Spot last year.

I'm linking up to The Stories of A to Z Valentine's Mantel Linky party.

5 comments:

Christie said...

Love it! I might have to steal some of these ideas. ;-)

alimoll said...

I love your mantel! We have some similar items on our mantels! :) We also have another similarity...I have a Tyson too! Although, he just turned 21!

cyndi said...

very cute indeed!

Tamara said...

Adorable! I'm working on my VD mantel now, love it!

Jen@eighteen25 said...

it all looks great!! and i hear ya on cutting those circles... i made two of the heart wreaths...my hands were so sore for days. haha.
thanks so much for linking up!
jen

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