Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine's Mantel


I finally have something to post about so I'm back.  We have been battling the flu here first M and then Jacob.  Ugh, I'm sure hoping that I don't get it!  I got cabin fever this weekend and decided to redo the mantel.  I did something after Christmas and I never really loved it.  I haven't decorated for Valentine's Day since I was in elementary school but I thought it would be fun and bonus....I didn't spend a dime.  See, that craft closet does pay off! ;)

I made the burlap bunting and tissue paper tassels, the baby food jar candles were leftovers from M's first birthday, the Love print I won from a blog giveaway and never found a place for, the birdie I had and the large frame I bought for $6 at a thrift store a few weeks ago and the intended project fell through.

The bunting is just burlap with tissue paper hearts modge-podged on.  I made the tassels following these instructions and both only took around 30 minutes.

The heart chain is a pinterest find, which is so basic it's silly.  So there you have it!  My free festive Valentine's Day mantel.

Do you decorate for small holidays?


  1. Love the little burlap bunting! I have not decorated at all for valentines this year but I guess there is still time to throw something together, you are giving me inspiration:)

    1. Thanks! I'm not a Valentine's decorator either but it's kinda fun to have it up and the bunting is definitely my fav part! :)

  2. I have plans to decorate for Easter this weekend using lots of things I already have. Ceramic bunnies, fake eggs, etc. I want to be better about decorating for small holidays since I have a toddler. Hope you all are feeling well. We had a cold knock us all out multiple times since Christmas. It's not fun.

    1. We have been so sick. I can't wait for spring!


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