Valentine’s Mantel & Decor

We took down the Christmas decorations a few weeks ago.. and wow everything looked so bare. Chris thought it would be a good idea to decorate for Valentine’s Day {haha!} … let’s just say I thought he was being sarcastic. Turns out he enjoys the decorations as much as I do! 🙂

I searched around for some ideas on Pinterest and found some cute banners for the fireplace. Here’s how mine turned out:
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Cute right? It was wicked easy.

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I went to Joann’s and found some burlap paper. I cut out a stencil first for how I wanted the shape of the banner to be, and cut out 7 sections. Using some cute and festive valentines day scrap book paper I cut out hearts to hot glue them to the burlap. Next, I used some string and super glued it to the burlap paper by folding the edge of the burlap 1/2 inch over the string. It was a very inexpensive way to make a cute banner. Total cost was about $8 and the supplies made 3 banners (that I gave away to my friends/family). Oh and I always use a 40% off coupon for my most expensive item, you can print yours today online or show them the code on your smart phone at most craft stores.

Next, I wanted to make a Valentine’s Day wreath using my favorite and easiest way , a premade {Grapevine wreath} (you can find these at Hobby Lobby, Joann’s, Micheal’s, and even Wal-Mart). The best part is they cost about $3.99-8.99 depending on the size. I then find some holiday florals and cut them and intertwine them into the wreath. You can add whatever you like, ribbon, flowers, letters, to personalize it any way you like.

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I was lucky and was able to find some left over Christmas florals that were marked down 80% off. Yay!  I mixed red and white to give it a valentines day look.

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Isn’t this saying adorable? ~ “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite” ~ A little too mushy gushy for everyday, but perfect for my Valentine’s day decor. Since this decoration is only going to be used for such a short time ( only about 20 days) I decide to just print out the saying using powerpoint. Then I cut it out and glued it to  some cardboard, wrapped around the same string I used for the banner and also the same cut out hearts.

To make this look personalized, add some pictures of you and your love, like I did. I think the black and white pictures make it look romantic.
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And there you have it ~ my quick, easy, and inexpensive way to add Valentine’s Day decor and a touch of love to your home today!
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