Valentine's themed birthday party. This year, I just didn't have the heart to get rid of my beautiful red poinsettia plants after Christmas, so they became the starting point for my Thrifty Valentine's Day Mantel.
puffy fabric hearts inside that we made last year and topped it off with a red gingham ribbon.
Along with my "Delight yourself in the Lord" board, I placed some faux branches to fill in some of the space in the middle.
On the other side of the mantel, I went with a simple red pillar candle on a silver holder. Did you notice that my Valentine Stamped Shim Markers are making an appearance here too?
Of course, draped along the front is the Paper Strip Heart Garland I showed you a couple of weeks ago.
Finally, on the hearth, I placed a basket of the Drop Cloth Heart Pillows and more of the puffy hearts from last year. (Scamp thought he might like to be in this shot too. How could I refuse that face?)
So, basically, this mantel decor cost me $1.00 and some change...and that was just for the tissue paper. Everything else was shopped from the house, except the poinsettias, of course, but they were left over from Christmas. I don't know what I'll do if these plants make it past Valentine's Day. A dear friend of mine has kept hers alive from last Christmas and it is a beautiful green plant...maybe all the red leaves will fall off of mine in time for spring decorating ;-)
Do you go all out for the Day of Love? Or just put a few Valentine touches here and there? Thanks so much for stopping by! I love it when you visit with me!