It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on here. It’s been a crazy few months and I will do a post soon to update you on everything.
So anyway…I HEART VALENTINE’S DAY
It’s one of my favorite holidays so I couldn’t pass up the chance to do a cute mantle.
My starting point for the whole thing was the large beadboard heart. I had a vision of it in my head and it turned out exactly how I had pictured it! I started out by buying a large sheet of unfinished beadboard at the home improvement store. To make the shape of the heart I had a large sheet of butcher paper, folded it in half and then traced one half of the heart onto it. That way both sides of the heart were the same. I cut the heart out and then I taped it onto the front of my beadboard.
After a little bit of sanding around the edges it was ready to be stained. I used the same gel stain that I’ve used on a lot of my projects. I love this stuff! Just wipe it on with a cloth and that’s all there is to it!
I also made a fun LOVE sign from a canvas that I had stashed in my craft room closet. I am SOOOO happy with how it turned out! If you have a Cricut or any other die cut machine you can make this pretty easy. I just cut the letters and heart shape out of some vinyl, stuck them onto the canvas and painted over the top of it. When you pull the vinyl off you are left with the white lettering underneath
And of course, I had to make a garland. This was so easy. I found some really cute little pink clothespins, some paper doilies, burlap hearts (already cut into a heart shape.. nice) and just attached them to some cute baker’s twine.
And last but not least was this slice of wood that I painted with some chalkboard paint. I love the initials. Reminds me of when couples carve their initials into a tree.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed my lovely Valentine mantle and I hope that it’s given you some inspiration for your own! xoxo