1/30/12

Valentine Mantel

After putting away the Christmas decorations, I wasn't looking forward to putting back my mantel the way I had it before. I was ready for a change. I wanted it to be pretty and festive, being just after Christmas though I had zero budget left to work with. So my goal was to have a great mantel without spending any  ...err ugh very little money. Can it be done?

Well  ...almost.

We started by making a Valentine bunting flag out of scrapbook paper I had left over from Carody's baby book.  Yeah, I've had it that long.


The letters and hearts were printed from the computer, cut out and placed on the flag.  Remember when I took that knitting class and the teacher kindly told me I should probably find another hobby?  Well, the string for the bunting is the yarn from that class.


Turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.  Now to fill the rest of the space...


And here it is.  My Valentine Mantel.  I don't think I'll be finding it on Pinterest or anything, but I like the way it turned out.  I'm proud to say that the only thing I purchased was the heart shaped wreath ($9.99 at Michael's) and the ribbon holding it ($1.00 at Michael's).  The bird house came from my kitchen.  The window came from the storage room.  The frames came from Carody's room...and so on and so on.  Anyway, I like it.  It makes me happy.


Have you decorated for Valentine's Day?  I'd love to see what you've done!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful mantle! I am busy planning my little guy's first birthday so I can't seem to focus on anything else this month!

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