Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine Mantel and Easy Way to Dress Up Candles

Here is my mantel decorated for Valentines Day.  I put my Valentine Tree in the middle.  It is just some branches that were spraypainted white (with a little red glitter sprinkled on) in a little metal container that is spraypainted silver.  I added some red paper shred to the bottom and decorated the tree with some felt heart ornaments.  My Bee Mine printable is in a red frame next to that.  My frame was a bit too big for the paper but I really wanted to use the red frame.  I have my Flower Pot next to that made with heart picks from the Dollar Tree. 
On the other side of that is a couple of candles that I added some ribbon to.  I know a lot of people will hotglue the ribbon to the candle to dress them up but not me!  I want to be able to reuse my candles and my ribbon for something else later so I just pinned the ribbon on with safety pins and hid that on the back! 
Then I have a red candleholder thingie from Hobby Lobby that was given to me last year and a few little cute kitty cats.  There were 5 little kitties to start with but I’m down to three now.



Hanging across the bottom is my LOVE Banner that I made.  Very simple and super cheap but still festive and cute. 

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  1. Looks great...funny I also did a "heart tree" this year! In addition, I also use a paperclip to secure the ribbon instead of

  2. Again, I love the BEE Mine framed piece! And the little kittens add a sweet, playful touch :)

  3. Your mantel looks amazing, and so festive! It's actually putting my embarrassingly bare mantel to shame ;).

  4. I LOVE your mantel! It' so sweet and cute and happy!!!

    Did you know Beth with
    is having a Valentines Day Mantel party on monday!! YOU should link this up! :)

  5. Cute Candles! I love decorating candles with fun things like this :)!

    Love for you to link this up at my linky party on Mondays ;)!

  6. I love it! I just decorated my mantel today, but only with a few things, I love the idea of making a banner. :)

  7. This is so cute! I love your valentine tree!!

  8. So pretty and adorable! Lots of cute ideas!.....Christine

  9. very cute as well!! where did you get those gorgeous white chippy candle-holders at??

  10. I just adore those little ceramic kittens! Cute mantle!

  11. oh how i wish i had a mantle - i'm making some stuff today for certain!! I'll find a place to put it even without a mantle!! thanks for inspiring me!

  12. Hi There you have been FEATURED AT CraftOManiac. Thanks & winks-jen

  13. Thanks for linking to DWYH, hope you can come back every Mondays :)!

  14. The mantle is adorable!!

    I know you link up to a ton of parties but I'd love for you to come link up to Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays!

  15. Your post rocks so much that I featured it at this weeks link party: Hookin up with HoH #35!

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