Valentines Day Mantle

This year I really wasn’t sure whether or not I would do a Valentines Day Mantle, as much as I was saddened to put away all my Christmas decor I was enjoying the not so cluttered feel when it was all put away.  With a little thought I decided I would go ahead and do a Valentines Day Mantle, but on one condition…that I wouldn’t spend more than a couple bucks to do it.  I wanted to reuse some of my previous years mantle {HERE}, so with that in mind I started brainstorming and rummaging through my house.

I started by putting up one of my favorite things from last years mantle, the heart doily garland that I very carefully saved.  I simply used brown twine and strung the inexpensive paper doilies.  They are simple, yet make a big statement to me.  I then grabbed a piece of foam core board that I had in my stash and cut it so it would fit the amount of left over gray & cream chevron duckcloth I had from the throw pillows I made this past year. I just taped the fabric to the foam core to create a backdrop for the mantle.  I knew I wanted a clean color palette, so I stuck with the gray, white & creams.  None of the traditional red & pinks for me this year.
I also reused the heart from last years mantle, I just gave it a quick coat of acrylic paint in a soft gray color.  I then added the cute little canvas and easel I purchased from the Dollar Tree a while ago, I just spray painted the easel gray.  I added my two little love birds that I have in my bedroom usually, and a couple white jax from my son’s room.  The large mercury glass candle holders are from Christmas, I didn’t like the look of the candles that were in it so I took two little white vases I had and placed them inside.  A little odd I know but I like the look of it.

The only thing I purchased for this mantle was the paper mache letters to spell “love”.  I got them at Hobby Lobby and spent $7 after my coupons.  I know I will use them all the time so I figured why not.  I just gave them a quick coat of a metallic silver spray paint and placed them front and center.  

So what do you think?  I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out for a quick project.  It’s simple, clean feeling, and I love the color palette.  


  1. says

    I love your Valentine mantle! Seeing this makes me want to work on my Valentine’s Day decor. You did a great job!

    Thrifty Decor Mom

  2. says

    This looks great. I’m planning my v day mantle and I’ve started making a garland with my sewing machine by embroidering little hearts. I found your blog through a linkup.



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