With Valentine's day quickly approaching I wanted to share my pink heart mantel. I rarely decorate with pink, although I love pink flowers. I also have a tendency to wait till the last minute on my projects at times, so I wanted to make this simple and use craft paper, yarn and fabric and make it less costly as well. I've been seeing some lovely V day projects on the blogs since January, so I knew I needed to get busy.
I didn't have anything to decorate with, valentine decor wise, but I love making banners so I knew I would start with that. I cut some hearts out of pink glitter card stock and attached them to a single strand of pom pom yarn. I like to explore the yarn and paper areas of craft stores because you can find so many affordable ideas for your craft projects.
I wrapped some fabric around a wreath form and added some rose ribbon and paper hearts. Lovely vintage birds were added to the front of some pink card stock, courtesy of the Graphics Fairy.
I used some craft scissors with a scalloped edge for the border of the bird graphic. I wasn't sure what to do with my apothecary jars until I found the leftover mulberry paper. It actually comes from the bark of the mulberry tree and has natural fibers in it. It is almost translucent and works well for craft projects, so I lined my apothecary jars with it. I have several heart stamps and I added an image to my jar in addition to pom poms.
The sweet little white birds are from Michael's. I made another dimensional heart and added it to the front of the stand with the Valentine greeting.
I needed something to fill in the mantel a bit so I made some pom poms to add to my basket. I added another card I made with a stamped heart image.
I think it might be a bit challenging to knit with this pom pom yarn, but it makes a great banner for my paper hearts.
A close up of the vintage bird and the mulberry paper. I love these bird graphics. There is such an old fashioned romanticism about them.
A reminder of what we all need, not just on Valentine's day but all year long.
To continue the hearts and birds theme I added my french heart stamp to this card, the ink was rather light so the colors are softer. I think my hubs actually likes this mantel, even though it is definitely feminine and too pink for him I'm sure. He acts like I made it just for him. Not quite, I'm waiting for my flowers!
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