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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sweethearts Mantel

Feeling like Valentines yet?
Between preschool and 1st grade valentine parties this week and next,  pink and red finally made an appearance at our house.
Here's what I used to create this "love"-ly mantel:
My white pitcher I picked up at IKEA last summer,  I got the florals at Michaels, 40% off this week I might add.  Then I opened up my Christmas totes and got out the red candles.  
 The Valentine Subway was found here.  It's printable up to 16x20. 
I sent it to Costco for about $6.  
I had a lot of dollar store flowers up in my bow-making supplies, so I stuffed them in the birdcage for added color. 

These garlands are so easy to change out for the seasons, so I revamped my Halloween napkin garland.  I simply changed it out for pink and red,  I got the napkins at Target for $1.50.    To see how I made this with paperclips etc,  click here.  

 I've had my red lantern forever,  complete with melted candle from being left outside in the summer, the silver candlestick was a wedding gift from pottery barn.
One thing I especially like is this bird I found at Michael's,  he adds just enough interest and height to balance those tall florals on the right.
How's your valentines plans going? Do you decorate your home for Valentines, or is the holiday just too short for it?

1 comment:

  1. Super cute mantle. I love the feather boa banner. So sweet! Your subway art looks great too:)


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