I knew I needed to do something with my mantle for Valentines Day.
Especially now that Christmas is over and my mantle has been sitting empty for a month now. I just can't bring myself to put the same decor that was there before Christmas and I'm drawing a blank on a new idea for right now. So this Valentines Day decor solves that problem for at least a couple weeks. Then I'm back to figuring out what to do with the mantle again. Do you ever feel like you want to just start all over with everything in your house? Cause I do! Although I can't, so I will have to make what I have work. Anyways...back to Valentines Day mantle.
I decided to just do simple since I didn't want to buy a lot of new things for this holiday. I have had a couple extra square canvas's on hand that I was planning on finishing a painting collage in Kaison's room, but now that him and big bro will share a room I didn't have to "save" them. I thought it would be cute to paint a King & Queen of Hearts on them. Something different, and they are black and white so I can re-use them maybe in my craft room when I start that project. I think they turned out pretty good. Nothing fancy, not perfect...but they fit the bill. I used a bunch of things I already had. The tin tile square, the vases, mercury glass candle holders, and paper pinwheels (left over from a baby shower & Christmas). The only thing new I bought was the little "love" sign, and the wood heart I grabbed at Goodwill. I added some paper heart doilies on some twine to add some white against my dark fireplace. I think the mantle looks sweet and serves it's purpose for the next couple weeks.