DIY Valentine’s Day Décor: Mantel


While my daughter and I were cutting up hearts to make the “Tangled up in Love wreath” we also decided to decorate the mantel, once again almost all of the items we used we already had on hand.


The antique window that I found curbside, sets the backdrop for my little V-day vignette.


Foil doilies, hand cut hearts cut from scrap paper, ribbon . . .

an apothecary jar filled with strawberry flavored candy sticks, a silver charger from Christmas Tree Shops and a “Be Mine” sign that was purchased at Target for $2.50, complete my V-day mantel.


I took a break from the photo shoot and came back to find a decorated chalk board added to the equation . . . I guess my 11 year old thought it needed a little something extra . . .



My daughter and I made the heart garland by simply cutting paper into strips, folding them in half and gluing the inside points of the hearts together.




My amaryllis grew so tall before it finally bloomed. One day one of my children accidentally snapped the stem, I came home to find it scotch taped back together and it actually still bloomed beautifully!  This is the first that I’ve ever grown, (a gift from my boss) this one has proven to be quite resilient.


Hope your 2012 is filled with love!

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  1. Shades of Summer
    February 2, 2012 / 2:37 am

    I love the decor – I am going to work on a few things with my children to pass out for valentines day this weekend, your daughter did a great job!

  2. Brandi
    February 2, 2012 / 3:56 am

    Beautiful job on your mantle, Carli! I love the heart garland. So glad your amaryllis was saved. Such a pretty flower!

  3. {Adventuresindinner}
    February 2, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    What a gorgeous mantle and your blog title is one of my favourite quotations :-)Thanks so much for taking the time to share at Pin'Inspiration Thursday. Hope to see you on Saturday to help "Beat the Winter Blues". Have an awesome day.

  4. Tales of a Trophy WIfe
    February 3, 2012 / 1:03 am

    So impressed w/ your amaryllis-especially that it's taped together.

  5. Anonymous
    February 3, 2012 / 2:49 am

    This is such a great take on the classic paper chain! Your Valentine's mantle looks great.PS-I love your curbside find and am always happy when people "rescue" things from the trash. It's amazing what people will throw away!

  6. Jess
    February 9, 2012 / 5:28 am

    Aw your mantel makes me jealous! I love how you used the silver charger, I never would have thought of that! And I love the heart garland :)Stay Craft x0x0Jess{}

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  8. Aimee -
    February 14, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

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