Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pink Hearts

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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  1. I love your Valentines day crafty decorating--I love to decorate with pink any chance I have..and Valentine's day is a great excuse!

  2. Your mantel looks pretty!!

    1. It was really fun to put together. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hi there,
    Oh...What a delicate and lovely Valentine's mantel. I love the soft palette and your swag is so darling.
    I noticed that you live in the do I. We are blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country.
    I found your lovely blog via Elaine's Sunny Simple Sundays.
    Have a great Sunday!

  4. Perfect mantel for Valentine's Day. Pink hearts are so lovely.

  5. I like your idea. I decorate a shelf in the kitchen and one in the living room to match the season or occasion, often changing things when I dust each week. Right now I have all things red for Valentines. I only have a couple of actual heart/Valentine things, but I have included little people from Korea and Malaysia who are wearing red or pink, a red "chiva" (country bus) from Colombia, a red doorway facade from Colombia, a tea cup, the pink jar that holds my dried wedding bouquet, some Central American people with red sombreros, and a heart shaped cut glass candy dish with a red bow inside. I have fun trying to creatively express the seasons, holidays and events in our lives.

    I'm visiting from Sunny Simple Life blog hop.

    1. Your decorating ideas sound very pretty. Blogging has tuned into a great creative outlet for me as well. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Thanks so much for visiting! I love your creative take on Valentine's decor. I don't have any children in my life any more, and I do less and less for all the "little" holidays. I am lazy, so yesterday I did dig up three pink heart candles! The banner is adorable.

  7. This is just lovely - I think the cut-out hearts look beautiful on your mantel. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  8. What a Sweet Mantel... love all the pink. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to One More Time.

  9. Thanks so much for sharing this creative Pink Heart Mantel at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Everything is beautiful! Happy Valentine's.


  10. It all looks so lovely Diane. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm featuring you today.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  11. Hi Diane, Just stopping by to thank you for sharing your mantel and to let you know you have been featured at One More Time


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