Valentine’s Mantel

 I’ve never put together a “Valentine’s Mantel,” but it is super fun…even my kids got into this project!  You know you’re a blogger when the kids ask, “Is this candy for us or the blog?”  

Back in the fall, my neighbor made these adorable feather boa wreaths for her Halloween doors, and I knew instantly I would make a pink one for little Lainey’s bedroom door.   Perfect for Valentine’s, too.  Love decor with multiple uses!  David is glad the pink wreath is in the den for only a few weeks, but he even agreed it was a fun addition!

I started the mantel with the pink boa wreath hanging in front of brown, round mirror that hangs year-round.  Thoughts of painting it white were overtaking my mind, but I came up with a much more logical solution (grin), and brought my chalkboard frame in from the kitchen and hung the wreath over it with invisible fishing line.  Love at first sight.

This precious Love One Another print was my original inspiration for the mantel!  The design is a free printable from HERE!  Print at home, or send it to a local photo lab for a minimal cost. 
I popped the Love One Another print into a refurbished Goodwill frame ($1.50!) and hung it over the wreath with pink grosgrain ribbon.

Valentine’s candy is so fun to decorate with, and I have been eyeing the apothecary jars at Hobby Lobby for-EVER.  As soon as they went 50% off, I grabbed one and filled it about 3/4 full with giant strawberry marshmallows!  
My Conversation Hearts Tree made a perfect pair with the marshmallow jar!
For an extra pop of color, Maddie suggested filling Mason jars with Valentine’s M&M’s.  I bought these M&M’s two years ago right after Valentine’s for 1/2 off.  **Remember to stock up cheap candy for next year on February 15th! 

Needing a little height, I pulled candlesticks and white candles that I use year-round and popped a few cardboard glitter hearts onto them with tape.  The hearts are from the after-Valentine’s sale at Wal-mart last year.  

A few tea light candles to make it extra cozy at night, and the mantel is complete!

Hope you’ve been inspired today to bring a little Valentine’s into your own home!  

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  1. Super cute!!! A display made of candy can never be wrong! I love it!

  2. Love it! The candy heart tree is awesome. I haven’t been much into the smaller holidays since the kids are now older, but I just might have to put together a Valentine mantel this year.

  3. Oh my, gorgeous! Our mantel has a tv over it, so it’s hard to decorate all cute like yours! It looks great, Amanda!!

  4. Looks great!! I love the printable!! And I’m making the conversation heart tree this weekend! :-) you are just too creative! :-)

  5. Precious!!!

  6. I love your conversation tree! :)
    your mantel looks sooo sweet!
    thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can

  7. Your mantel is great!!! Love it!

  8. you have greater will power
    than i would with all that sugar

    love the ‘sweet’ Valentine mantel
    and thanks for sharing at
    Fridays Unfolded!


  9. Great job on your adorable mantle! So cute! I would love it if you would link up at my Valentines Party @!

  10. It looks great! I love the conversation heart tree. So pretty:) the feather boa wreath is adorable too! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frolic!

  11. This is so so cute!!! Great idea and very creative. I love your blog :)

  12. This mantle makes me feel like a kid again!
    Love, love, love it!!!

  13. So cute- what a darling little pink feather wreath and that tree- so fantastic! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  14. This is AWESOME!!! Super Cute Mantel :) Would really love it if you could share this with us here

    Thanks so much,

  15. Looks gorgeous and can I just say I am such a fan of the feather wreath. I am a new Fb fan visiting from Family Ever After. Vicky from Mess For Less

  16. So cute how your kids asked about the candy! I love the jars w/M&Ms – very cute.

  17. Great job. Love the hearts tree.

  18. LOVE this!! That printable sets the whole theme!!

    Thanks for linking up this week! I featured you post in my wrap up

    have a fabulous Sunday!

  19. This is such a cute mantle! I love the conversation heart tree!!

  20. ADORABLE!!!!! LOVE seeing this featured on “TIDY MOM”!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!! =D

  21. I love the pink boa wreath. I put valentine candy in my apothecary jars too, but never chocolate. I would be refilling them every day!

  22. You have such a cute blog. I found you on the link party. I am your newest follower. :) If you would like to check out my blog that would be awesome and follow me back..


  23. So many great things to try here. I adore the conversations hearts topiary. Thanks for stopping by. The Creamy Baked Chicken Spaghetti recipe is from the Pioneer Woman. You can find it on Google. It is so easy, and it is truly delicious! She starts it by saying ” You must make this tonight…I mean it!”. She has another baked spaghetti recipe that is more involved. So far, I’m very happy with the friendly one. Cherry Kay

  24. Really beautiful, really creative! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight

  25. Love it! Whimsical and pretty at the same time! :)

  26. Beautiful Mantel! The candlelight showcases the valentine decor perfectly!

  27. Hi there – love your ideas for this and just wanted to let you know I ‘pinned’ this page :) Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with us!

  28. Your mantel looks fantastic!! I love all of the candy and fun colors you used! This is so pretty!! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Love your mantel– it’s so cute and festive! Found you via Tater Tots and Jello :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

  30. Oh! How cute! It turned out really well! I laughed when you talked about decorating the mantel for Valentine’s Day. I was like “people decorate their mantels for Valentine’s Day?”
    Thanks for linking up!

  31. I love the candy heart tree. Pinned it to my Pinterest board and within minutes, it had already been repinned dozens of times. Hope you don’t mind that I featured it on my blog. It was just too neat not to share.

  32. This is precious! I can’t decide which I like the most, the boa wreath or the convo heart tree :) Thanks for sharing.

  33. Awww, so cute! Dropping by from Dear Lillie! Hope you will stop by for a visit soon!!

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