Valentine's Day Mantel and a DIY Garland


Hello! Hope everyone is having a good week! Snow, snow, and more snow...that's what we're all about up here outside of Boston.

Thought I'd pop in with a quick post about our "Valentine's Day" mantel:) I don't usually do much for this holiday, but this year I made a super easy and quick heart garland and figured I'd share. Here's how are mantel is looking:

Found a pack of foam hearts on sale last winter after Valentine's Day was over and bought them cheap assuming we could do something with them this year. I just punched holes on either side and threaded through some pink and white butchers twine I already had and we got ourselves a banner!!

I loaded up these frames with prints from our recent family photo session with Sweet Connolly Photography, perfect for this holiday celebrating all those we love, and even put out the letterpress printing blocks I got at Brimfield that signify our wedding date, July 29th. I added all the white candles for a bit of texture but didn't want to detract from the garland and photos with more color.

Have a great Valentine's Day weekend! And if you're anywhere near me, good luck cause of course another blizzard is on the way!!

Ps. For anyone really paying attention, we've got a new paint color in here...Benjamin Moore Alaskan Husky...painted it recently since this room changed from our more formal living room into our TV/family room when we decided to put in a playroom (more on that here and here) - best decision ever btw!!...will post more about the changes in this room later:)


  1. I'd love to see more of the room with the new paint color - I thought something looked different! Initially I thought the mantel itself looked different but then at the end when I saw your comment about the new paint color - that must be what it is. Fantastic!! (ps - did you Sheila's dresser got a makeover with MMS milk paint? I didn't do it but my friend Dana did it and I love it! it's one of the new colors, Arabesque)

  2. PS - when are we ever going to meet? :)

  3. I love your mantel! The heart garland is fantastic. And I love all the framed family photos, and white candles in all different sizes... so cozy!


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