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Valentine Mantel

I didn’t actually plan on doing a Valentine Mantel this year because well, mainly I have just been so busy, and I really want to have a valentine party with my kids (so that is where all my decorating was going to go) but I couldn’t help it, I threw something together really quickly. My husband and I are planning to get away the weekend of the 12th so I’m not certain there will be a party, this resulted in the decision that I should have a mantel just in case ; ) Crazy thought process, I know, I’m weird like that!

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Valentine Mantel

I made a “Love” banner using paper tags purchased from PYP (gotta love that site)!! Then I printed the letters/hearts onto some linen fabric I had and glued it onto the tags, strung it on some crochet thread and tied it to the shutters, super easy stuff!

Valentine Banner

Now, if you were here around Christmas time I know what you must be thinking… aren’t those red sticks from Christmas?

Yes, yes they are : )

Now you are probably wondering… I thought she took her Christmas stuff down.

Well, technically I did, BUT I haven’t put anything on my mantel since I took everything down and well, that vase just kind of got left up there. I have good reason. The vase was meant to be interchangeable (mission accomplished) but the red sticks I figured I would just throw them away. Not real sure what happened there, but I’m glad I didn’t now. So let’s just go with,
I meant to do it!

Anyways.. back to my red sticks, you can’t really see it all that well in the picture (terrible lighting) but I cut out little mini pink hearts and made ornaments! Here is a close up…

Valentine Tree ornaments

Then I just wrapped some yarn around the burlap that is already attached to the vase : ) It’s pink and sparkly… oh so valentine-y!

yarn vase

Next I just grabbed some random frames laying around the house and threw them up there. The pink oval one I stole from Addison’s room. I haven’t done her frame wall yet so it was just sitting there… lucky for me she’s not old enough to even notice… hehe!

Valentine Frames

I tied some yarn around the little frame and taped the red heart to it. Addison’s frame has a chenille fabric behind it. Pretty sure I love that fabric a LOT!!

My FAVORITE part about the mantel is looking at the little pictures up there! They are leftovers from another project I am working on ; ) Aren’t those just the cutest faces you have ever seen?!?!

Mantel pictures 1 Mantel Pictures 2

Just in case you don’t see what the pictures are
The close up of their face is for “I”
The heart is “Love”
and the last picture they are pointing at “You”
I — Love — You

Addison isn’t really pointing, because well I couldn’t have bribed her with anything that day to point at the camera, but it’s close enough right? : )

So there you have it, my
Valentine’s Day Mantel
Valentine Mantel 1

If you are just stopping by, I am hosting a 14 Days of Love Series, make sure and check it out!!

It starts HERE and you can follow along with a new blogger each day!

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One more thing, if you LOVE Pick Your Plum as much as I do, and you buy their products (which is super addicting) we are starting a party just for you to share EVERYTHING you do using PYP products! Check it out, it all starts Feb. 1st, so get to buying some stuff!!

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  1. Bliss says

    Ohhhh, smart cookie with the little pink hearts on the dog wood branches. I agonized at the beginning of the week on my mantle, it was bare since after Christmas too, in fact, it's usually bare! But I got it done, although I think now I have to add some little pink hearts to my dog wood branches!


  2. Jennifer says

    Very pretty!! The pictures of your kids are my favorite. I love PYP, too! My email comes at the same time every day and I get so excited!! I hurry over, so I don't miss out.

  3. At The Picket Fence says

    I absolutely LOVE (wink wink) it Ashley! :-) It looks so beautiful and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  4. Gallamore West says

    I love your mantel! Those shutters are so perfectly shabby {LOVE} and the pictures on it are adorable! I found you via TT&J and I'm loving your blog. I'm your newest follower- I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you'd like.
    Have a great weekend!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

  5. The Answer Is Chocolate says

    Your mantle looks fantastic. I love the shutters! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

  6. Emily @ 52 Mantels says

    LOVE it!! I love the tall shutters. Man, I need to add some shutters to my rotation! Love that look. And, I adore the banner. SO cute!!

    Thanks for linking up!! You rock!

  7. Johanson Family says

    I have no idea when you have time to put together such a beautiful mantle.. but you did an awesome job!! I would have never thought to create something like that with tags.. so simple and it is so perfect!!! LOVE everything you create!!

  8. Impulsive Addict says

    WOW! It's gorgeous! I don't have a single crafting bone in my body. It doesn't come natural to me like most people. I have a skill….I'm just not sure what it is yet.

    Great job!

  9. {Adventuresindinner} says

    Adorable photos and a great way to show them at their best :0)

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share at Pin'Inspiration Thursday. Hope to see you on Saturday to help "Beat the Winter Blues". Have an awesome day.

  10. Samantha says

    Beautiful mantle – love the style and the fact that reused items from previous seasons. Visiting from Cowgirl Up, thanks for sharing.
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  11. Teresa says

    I love how you pulled everything out and put it on your mantel. U didn't need to buy anything to make a wonderful Valentines presentation.

  12. Amanda Dale says

    I am drooling over your shutters! Thanks for linking up at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you next week!

  13. chateau chic says

    What a fun Valentine mantel. Such great ideas. Love the shutters used for the backdrop.
    Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

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