I finally have something to post about so I'm back. We have been battling the flu here first M and then Jacob. Ugh, I'm sure hoping that I don't get it! I got cabin fever this weekend and decided to redo the mantel. I did something after Christmas and I never really loved it. I haven't decorated for Valentine's Day since I was in elementary school but I thought it would be fun and bonus....I didn't spend a dime. See, that craft closet does pay off! ;)
I made the burlap bunting and tissue paper tassels, the baby food jar candles were leftovers from M's first birthday, the Love print I won from a blog giveaway and never found a place for, the birdie I had and the large frame I bought for $6 at a thrift store a few weeks ago and the intended project fell through.
The bunting is just burlap with tissue paper hearts modge-podged on. I made the tassels following these instructions and both only took around 30 minutes.
The heart chain is a pinterest find, which is so basic it's silly. So there you have it! My free festive Valentine's Day mantel.
Do you decorate for small holidays?