Decorating your fireplace mantel for many different occasions is a simple way to dress up your home. At Christmas time you saw the many ways you could decorate your mantel with my Rustic, Blue & Silver, Bright and Vintage mantels along with with my Autumn Mantel last fall. With Valentine’s Day coming upon us quickly, I decided to decorate my mantel for this occasion. Decorating for Valentine’s Day is quite simple. All it takes is a variety of items in pink & red and some apothecary jars full of candy. I also decided to spruce up my mantel with some homemade felt hearts which were a lot of fun to make.
Valentine’s Day Mantel
Here are the items that can be found on my Valentine’s Day fireplace mantel:
- White candle holder with two-toned pink candle
- Red foil centrepiece from local dollar store
- Small etched glass art from Sweden – this was located in another room of my home but was repurposed for my mantel
- Apothecary jars filled with candy – cinnamon hearts, conversation hearts and a variety of chocolate hearts in foil
- Pink frame previously used for Miss O’s first birthday party – repurposed with a picture of Miss O in a cute pink ballerina outfit
- White vase with DREAM across it and a large red fake flower – another item repurposed from another room in my home
- Felt hearts made by moi!
- Apothecary jar filled with festive marshmallows purchased from local bookstore. A tip: This was a very large jar and I only purchased one bag of each type of marshmallow. To ensure I had enough marshmallows, I placed a glass in the centre of the vase and positioned my marshmallows around it. This also allows for a few extras to munch on!
- XOXO sign found in the dollar bins at Target. It’s a lovely vibrant red covered in red glitter. I love how the O’s have a heart & lips in them!
- Felt heart found in the dollar bins at Target. This could be used a trivet on your table but I thought it was so intricate and beautiful so I wanted to display it on my mantel.
- Handmade Paper Heart Wreath: You can find the tutorial right here on our website
All-in-all this mantel cost me under $20 to make as many of the items were already found around my home. I really enjoyed assembling this mantel and I’m quite ecstatic with how it turned out. I kept it simple as it will only be up for a short time (not only because it’s a short-lived holiday but also because we want to eat all the candy!). Did you decorate your mantel for Valentine’s Day? Be sure to link-up with us below and we will feature your mantel on Thursday February 13th!
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.