January 21, 2013

Valentine's Day Mantel {+ Duct Tape Bunting!}

I'll admit, my mantel has been through a post-Christmas dry spell these past several weeks. But, I've finally got a Valentine Mantel up...in plenty of time for the big day. Whew. What a relief, huh?

After Christmas, I placed a few natural elements on my mantel, thinking I'd do a wintry, nature-themed mantel. But, that never really happened. Instead, I left the natural elements in place (pinecones, branches...you get the idea) and added some Valentiney goodies to the mix.

Wa-la! Nature meets pink sparkles. Makes total sense, right??

I used glitter table scatter and pink-glittered ornaments to add pizzazz to my pinecones.

And, of course, I had to use my You Are Loved free printable! For your own copy, check out my post from last week. 

I made my valentine bunting from Target dollar spot duct tape, printed in a cheery red chevron. I paired that with some red twine from my stash and, 10 minutes later, I had fun bunting for my mantel!

Simply take a length of twine and fold pieces of duck tape over the twine and onto itself every 2-3 inches. Then trim the ends and add a notch to give it a finished look. So quick and easy!

So, have you decorated your mantel for Valentine's Day yet? Such a fun holiday to decorate for, don't you think?! 


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  1. What a simple yet elegant mantel, Emily! :D

  2. I love that pink little tree! Super cute combo of sparkles and rustic. :)

  3. Emily I love it! It's the perfect combination of wintery, valentine lovey and sparkle! I just finished mine too. Is Thursday still our day to post new mantel links?

  4. I looks so pretty and fun! I love the duct tape bunting!

  5. Love the duct tape bunting! Adorable!

  6. Oh my gosh, I ADORE the duct tape bunting!! Genius!
    xo Heidi

  7. That is the cutest bunting! I need to buy duct tape for sure now!!!

  8. Wonderful bunting, and it's always a joy to visit and watch your wonderful crafts :-) thank you so much for hosting and have a great week!!!

  9. Super cute, Emily! I saw that duct tape but had to stop myself since I was already buying half of the dollar section. :)

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