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Friday, February 8, 2019

Valentine Mantel

It's hard to believe but, Valentine's Day is next week - where has this new year flown to already.  I know we have had a very busy beginning and am hoping it slows down a bit so I can do more sharing here.  But, for today I thought I would share our Valentine mantel with you all.

Vintage Paint and more... a Valentine mantel done with Dollar tree items and Chalk Couture chalk paste sign

don't do a lot of decorating for Valentine's day but, I do try to change our mantel out to give us a bit of fun and change during the long winter months.  This year I used mostly things I had on hand as starting from new was just not going to happen.  I started with the white yarn wreath that I used on with our Christmas mantel.

Vintage Paint and more... Rustic Christmas mantel.

Here it is with a red and black buffalo plaid deer in the center.  For Valentine's day, I simply removed the deer head and replaced it with the heart sign I got a Dollar Tree.  I wrote "Be Mine" on it with a white chalk paint pen. Easy peasy and a whole new look.

Vintage Paint and more... Chalk Couture chalk sign and gnome made for a Valentine Mantel

I then ran a cute little red and white garland down the center of the mantel.  I made this by tieing 6" strips of fabric and ribbon on a piece of twine.  The fabric came from past projects - a simple project that creates a big bang in no time.  I then added a chalk sign I made on a boxwood frame using chalk paste and silkscreen transfers from Chalk Couture.   The little elf was made with a piece of scrap wood from other projects we have done.  I just added some scrapbook paper, a bit of fur, a piece of knit for the hat and a bead nose.  All things I had on hand.  I will be putting instructions to make the elf on the blog later.  I also added a white candlestick with a glittery red candle. 

Vintage Paint and more... Valentine decor made from Dollar Tree Items

On the left side of the mantel, I added a white candlestick with a glittery red candle and a fabric red heart I made from some more scraps of fabric.  I also made a pretty little flower arrangement in a small box I covered with patterned tissue paper. I got everything at Dollar Tree for this little arrangement. 

Vintage Paint and more... Valentine mantel done with Dollar Tree items and Chalk Couture chalk sign

So, for very little effort and cost I have a bit Valentine mantel that can add a bit of cheer in our home during these long wintry months. 

Vintage Paint and more... Rustic Valentine Mantel done with diy fabric garland, Chalk Couture chalk sign, diy Valentine gnome and yarn wreath

Do you decorate for Valentine's day?  Would love to hear what you do in the comments below. 

Until next time make something you love.

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