Valentine’s Day Mantel

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I am really not into Valentine’s Day, and I have never decorated my home for this LOVE-ly holiday; however, the blogosphere these days is full of Valentine’s decor ideas, so I thought I should add my two cents and pull something together for this day; something quick, easy and LOVE-ly which would be a post worthy for sharing it in the blogland out there.

Yesterday, I rolled up my sleeves up and pulled together two supper mini thumbtack LOVE-ly pillows which I attached them (temporarily) onto the already existing framed wall art, and created a Valentine’s Day wall art decor.
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I already had the thumbtacks and some scraps of white fabric, so I thought making these small pillows would allow me to easily attach the thumbtacks on them.These small pillows also could be easily attached and detached (after this LOVE-ly day) from the preexisting wall art featured HERE

To make these pillows I cut the scraps of fabric to match the size of the center of the preexisting wall art (the center is 7X8 inches cavity which holds a small piece of hand painted glass) and machine stitched all the way around leaving a small opening for stuffing. I turned the pillow inside out, stuffed it and closed the opening.
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Using the letter stencils I traced the X and O letters and proceeded applying the thumbtacks. After I was done I inserted the sides of the pillow into the wall art cavity, and here they are.
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For further styling, I used what I could find around the house; such as this white lampshade which was decorated with the red LOVE ribbon, purchased the other day at a dollar store.
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Just to add some splash of traditional red color, I cut some paper hearts and hung them on to these branches snipped from the outdoors.
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For some more splash of red, the matt of the white frame was lined with red paper.
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So all in all it was an easy and very quick project to tackle, and most importantly it was non costly and so fun to put together.
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Hope you will find this inspiring, and will create something for this day. I am sure that if nothing, you will have a lot of fun putting something together.

Thanks to the following blogs for featuring the Valentine thumbtack wall art: Megan Makes; The Cottage Market
Thank you for stopping by.

Besa

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16 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Mantel

  1. Oh, I have always loved Valentines Day. Growing up my mother always gave us a little gift to show her love. I did the same with my children and grand children. My youngest son was born on Valentines Day so now I love it even more! Your mantle turned out great. What a clever use of thumbtacks! Don’t think I would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    • Such a joy to give birth to your son on Valentine’s Day which is also a holiday which you have always loved. Where I come from this holiday was not celebrated at the time I was growing up, so perhaps this is why I was not interested so much decorating for this day. Thank you so much Jann for sharing this lovely story, and for being such a wonderful host. Hugs, Besa

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