Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Mantel

This is the first year that I have ever decorated for Valentines Day! I was so inspired by all the wonderful ideas in blogland that I couldn't resist! I tried to do this as cheap as possible using items I already had or things I found at the $Tree and Hobby Lobby.
I used an old empty window that I had as the base. The white wreath is made of two feather boas and a wire form that were both half off at Hobby Lobby. I just wrapped the boas around and tucked in the ends so I could reuse the boas and/or wire form if I wanted to. I tied the wreath to the window with a small ribbon.
The clock was a given to me, it doesn't work but I love the way it looks!
I used large red pipe cleaners to shape the word Love with a little heart at the end. I ended up using 3 pipe cleaners for this.
In this section I used some flowers and a crystal candy dish I already had. I found this awesome satin lime sherbet Fenton persian medallion compote at a local craft store and had to have it. I paid 12.95 for it, I don't know much about antique pricing but I knew I loved it and had to have it!
On this side I used a couple of the pieces I glued together (in earlier post) as candy dishes.
I found this little tree in the Easter section at $Tree and just glued buttons, hearts and rhinestones on it. I think it turned out pretty cute. I wrapped a large white pipe cleaner around the base.
This is the very first subway art that I have attempted. It was time consuming but easy using
Happy Valentines Day!