Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentines Mantel Decor

 sorry about the picture quality!!  I definitely need a camera!

Here's  a quick blog about valentines mantel decor.  Hope you like it!
 First I cut out Little hearts with my Cricket but you could do this by hand with a heart shaped cookie cutter or heart shape.  Then I took a branch out of the back yard and hot glued the hearts on the branch like leaves...very easy!  Would look good to paint the branch, red white or pink...but I didn't have time!  I put the branch in a Pitcher with a dollar store flower arrangement shoved in there too...used some tissue paper in the pitcher to hold it all in place.  Below is the finished product!  I think its so cute!  I also hung a few of the hearts on strings...
Finished Branch Decoration

 I took paper and made the large hearts and letters with my cricket...strung them on some pink ribbon and added them to the mantel.  The love sign I got off the internet Thanks to the girl creative, subway art !!  Just print it and put it in a frame.  The candle warmer is it here!! Valentine warmer
 I made this wall hanging art with a canvas.  Randomly paint some lines across the canvas with acrylic paint.  I used pink.  glue hearts all over it in a pattern that is pleasing to you.  I folded the hearts first to give some depth. I also added some bling with little rhinestones in some of the hearts.  I made the big heart by cutting a shape out of cardboard, aka: cereal box, and glued little squares of  scrunched up tissue paper to it.  Hot glue to the canvas.  There you go easy huh???
Finally on the right side of my mantel I added some little red books, a bird from the dollar store, and some white finials that I already had.  I made the LOVE sign out of a  cereal box, covered with paper and the letters cut with my cricket. Hope you all enjoyed this quick and easy mantel!!