The Craft Patch: Last Minute Valentines Day Decor

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Last Minute Valentines Day Decor

Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away, so if you're going to decorate, or if you've got a party coming up, I've got a quick, easy and cheap idea for you! 

It started with a trip to Dollar Tree. I picked up this package of 24 paper heart doilies and a package of baker's twine.


Then I strung the twine through the holes in the doilies and hung them on my fireplace mantel.


So easy! But I do love how they add a little something down there.


Did you notice that the mantel is white in one photo and wood in the other? I'm trying to decide if it's worth painting, so I Photoshopped it. After seeing it white, I definitely want to paint it! Of course, I want to do a major fireplace overhaul eventually, but it is down the to-do list a bit, so painting it white now would be an easy way to help me wait for the big makeover.

5 comments:

  1. So cute and creative! I love the simplicity yet bold statement it makes, bonus that is inexpensive. The white mantle is a great idea for a quick fix and brightens up the fireplace. I'm really enjoying watching your creativity in action as you makeover your new home.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I think I will paint the mantel! :)

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  2. Great idea! I love the simplicity and it really adds to the ombiance of the room. Yep, I agree to paint the mantle white.
    I love keeping up with your makeover!

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! I have a bunch of fun projects in the works. I just wish I could get them done faster! :)

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  3. I went to the dollar store today & picked up the doilies, though I couldn't find bakers twine. I did grab some sparkly heart garland... and then realized tape will not stick to our rough mantle! I was still able to make a nice arrangement though. Thanks for the idea!

    Our mantle is dark wood against dark brick (it goes up to the ceiling) so I definitely want to paint ours white! Is your wall staying white, or are you painting that too? If it is white something like black or a color might look good too, to make it stand out from the wall more.

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