Valentine's Day Mantel

yarn wrapped LOVE letters

Good morning friends!

How can it possibly be that we're already ending the first month of the year and getting ready for Valentine's day?! Time sure's flying by.
Today I have an easy, colorful and very inexpensive Valentine's day mantel where you can grab ideas to create your very own mantel, shelf or vignette display.

It's been a slow start to the year for me. After returning from Colombia, there have been two things holding me back...
The cold weather (even though it hasn't been too cold) and a lack of motivation.😏 Those two are keeping me from starting a few big projects that I need to start on working now.

Anyhow, looking at the blank space above the mantel was the key to crate this colorful Valentine's display.

I was at Target with my daughter and while perusing the dollar spot I found these Paper Accent hearts you see in the picture below. Each package came with 30 paper hearts for a dollar. Great! I grabbed three packages and also bought four balls of yarn at Michaels.

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Valentine mantel supplies
HEARTS WALL ART

The first task was to create a wall art piece using the paper hearts.
But, I first needed a frame. Most of the time I reuse the same wooden board.
I made this frame/board a long time ago. You can see that I removed the multiple nails that were left from a previous project. This is a simple 30" x 35" piece of 1/2" plywood with a 1x2 border to make it look chunky.

The nails were removed, the holes were patched and the board was painted white with a pink border.
wall art - reuse and recycle
Then, I brought the 90 paper hearts and nailed them to the board using 5/8" brad nails. The hearts were randomly stacked to raise them a bit.
I used yarn to keep those hearts in straight lines. ;)
Ryobi nailer and DIY valentine's day wall art
Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer |
The final part was to trace and cut more hearts from craft paper in colors I wanted to use. They were then glued on top of the red hearts.
valentine's day mantel - wall art

YARN WRAPPED LETTERS

One of my first DIY projects a long time ago was to trace and cut this set of wooden letters to form the word LOVE. I've used them all around the home and here they came to the rescue one more time.
diy valentines day mantel
I'm not going to lie, wrapping the letters was a bit tedious, but I sat there on the sofa working and watching Forensic Files with the hubs. He watches this show so often that I joke that he might be sending me a message 🙄. Little dots of hot glue are necessary at the start and end of each wrap, or whenever you see that the yarn lines don't stay in place.
v-day mantel - Ryobi hot glue gun
| Ryobi Cordless Hot Glue Gun | Yarn |
I really love how the letters turned out! The texture is incredible!
Valentine's day mantel

VALENTINE'S DAY MANTEL

Both projects were brought up to the mantel and those pretty colors are giving this room a really comforting vibe.
yarn wrapped love and pink ombre heart wall art
Here on the left side, I used white vases with these pretty branches that I've had forever. Don't you love shopping your own home!
pink ombre heart wall art

I also brought this little plant from the master bathroom.
Yarn wrapped love - mantel display
And hey, did you notice I also made pom poms?  They look rowdy,  but for being my very first time making pom poms with no other tool than my own hands and a pair of scissors, I think it's a win! :D
I added the newly made pom poms to these white pom pom garlands I also had in my stash.
yarn pom poms


pink and green LOVE
My biggest advice when decorating your home for a holiday is to try using stuff you already have!!
LOVE yarn wrapped and pink ombre heart art

Do you all have plans set for this Valentines Day? Will you and your loved ones be eating out or whipping up a home made meal?  I usually do something at home.


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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!




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