Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Colorful Valentine's Day Mantel

This year, I decided to "decorate" my mantel for Valentine's Day. I'm usually not into decorating for the smaller holidays, like VDay and St. Patty's Day, but this year I decided to give it a go. :)
 
 
I didn't want to spend very much on decorations that won't even be up for a month, so I shopped the house for everything you see, except for a few items that I made with minimal cost! I love a good money saving challenge. :)
 

I made the printable in picmonkey, printed it off and put it in a frame I all ready had. The candlesticks (snagged at Goodwill last year for $1 apiece) were originally brown, so I spray painted them Krylon meringue to match our décor better. I added little birds nest on top of them. Since, they're cute and well, I love birds!


Little ceramic love birds are in front of the sweetheart printable. Perhaps those are their eggs in the nests?


I love this little green vase. I think it's from Home Goods. The "N" is from Hobby Lobby, which I spray painted awhile back in Krylon's peekaboo blue.


You can go here to see how I made the simple doily garland, which cost only $2 to make. Even the non-craftiest person in the world can handle that one! The larger picture with the houses and birds was created by Studio DiStefano. I love their work and often pick up a piece or two when I see them at art shows. The "Be Mine" clothesline sign is the only other item I made specifically for Valentine's Day this year. I all ready had all of the supplies on hand, so it was a freebie!



I love that our mantel is non-traditional. Instead of all pinks and red, I incorporated the colors of our homes palette: soft yellows, bright blues and cheery greens. The red incorporated nicely into that existing palette. The best part? Once Valentine's Day is over, I can simply remove the pieces I created for it, and I will still have a bright and colorful mantel!


Thanks for stopping by! :)
 
  
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24 comments:

  1. I love your mantel! So festive...great colors!

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    1. Thanks VaVa! I think it’s pretty festive, too!


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  2. This is so cute! Absolutely love the colors you used! Visiting from Sew Much Ado, now a new follower :o)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow, Mrs. B! I’m glad that you love the colors I used. It’s such a fun palette!


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  3. Your mantle is gorgeous, Emily! I love it all, especially all the untraditional colours you've used.

    I'm a new follower. :)

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

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    1. Thank you so much, Steph. I am loving how it all came together! Thanks for the follow and the pinterest follow. I’m following you on Pinterest now, too!

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  4. So pretty!!! Love all the fun colors and the candlesticks are great for $1!!! Go girl!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Abby! I love when I make a great find at the thrift store!

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  5. Wow, that looks neat! Is your house always that picked up?

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    1. Ha ha.. not always! We recently moved the boys into the same room and turned Connor's old room into a playroom. Now we have very few toys out in the living room. It's so nice! :)

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  6. Loving your use of color and mix of elements! I can't wait for Spring!

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    1. Thank you! I'm ready for spring, too. It all ready feels like it here in Houston, but I want to decorate for it! :)

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  7. I am in LOVE with your Mantel!!! So CUTE!!! I love the Be Mine Sign you made. Darling! I am a new follower of yours!
    Jill

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    1. Thanks, Jill! The sign is a favorite of mine, too. Thanks for the follow! :)

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  8. Love that house print - so cute!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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    1. Thanks Rebekah! I love their work. :)

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  9. What a great mantel and a great blog! I found you via seven-alive and the craft giveaway! I'm following along on GFC (99th follower) so I can keep up with your latest inspiration. I'm hosting a loving valentine's day party that you might like to visit

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2013/02/loving-valentines-day-party-link-up.html

    TGIF
    Marilyn

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    1. Thanks Marilyn! I went ahead and joined your party. So glad you stopped by! :)

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  10. YEA! I'm so glad you linked up and shared this great mantel at Loving Valentine's Day party! Don't forget to come back tomorrow and enter the giveawa and vote! Tell your friends to come vote too! TGIF!

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  11. I love how wonderfully cheerful your mantel is!!! Perfect! Thank you so so much for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery! I am pinning this to our Feature Board!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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    1. Thank you! It definitely puts a smile on my face whenever I look at it. :)

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  12. Emily! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today. I'm so glad to have gotten the opportunity to stop by and visit your beautiful corner of the blogosphere.

    Can I just say that I love your style? This mantle is fantastic - - and I love your color choices. And you're right - - your set-up with transfer nicely into new seasons and holidays. Just switch out the hearts for shamrocks, then Easter eggs! ;-)

    Warmly,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

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