I’ve been doing lots of little crafts to help give our mantel a personal, loving and family feel.
Each of these items means something to us as a family. Its even got a photo from the day that started this family, our wedding… front and center.
We’ve been married almost 4 years (in May) and when I was thinking about this Valentine’s Day Mantel the first item I knew that had to be here was this picture. Its framed by our wedding guests good wishes and congratulations. Such a sweet memory.
I also wanted to add photos of our twins and then some sweet ones of us with the kids. I could have filled the whole mantel with just photos of us but I chose to mix in more hearts and Valentines decor.
The way this is split we have photos to the left and more arts/crafts on the right. I like the way the different textures give depth to the mantel. Its also a way for me to display all of the Valentine’s Day fun I’ve been having!
Now for the details!
A. Conversation Heart Wooden Art, I think I’ll make more for next year! Love these guys
B. I fell in LOVE with this heart on the clearance rack… little work and its perfect again
C. Our wedding photo, pure love
D. Little Valentine’s Day Art that I had fun creating
E. Conversation Heart Tree, smells so yummy! I love candy
F. My Movie Love Quote Art its a Freebie of mine, get it here
H. I used this same “chalkboard” in my New Years Mantel, very easy to make….
I. Paper Heart Garland, saw a similar idea here and just made it up as I went…