Sunday, January 13, 2013

Valentine Mantel

I'm almost finished with my Valentine Mantel and I couldn't wait to share it with you! It started with my Valentine Garland that I posted last week.

Valentines Day, Owls, Hearts

























I made the Owl Word Art in PicMonkey.  This is the version I used on my mantel - 

Valentine Word Art by Crafty In Crosby

I also made a vintage version that Leigh and I really loved.
But my mantel is just too white for it.


The vase on the end is a dollar store glass vase covered in twine and spray painted red.  Then I just sat it on top of a glass candlestick.  I think I need to add some flowers or maybe some branches painted white with hearts? I also used 2 iron trivets behind it along with a valentine candle that my Mom gave me.


The bottles in the middle are Starbucks Frappucino bottles. I spray painted them first and the coverage wasn't great.  I think it was too cold in the garage along with the cheap spray paint.  So I just used gesso on top of the spray paint and they have a nice matte finish. I made the letters in PicMonkey and glued them on top of 3" strips of scrapbook paper that I used a scalloped edge punch on. Topped them off with a little bakers twine that I scored at Target in the Dollar Spot and they were done!


Here are the letters in case you want to make your own - 




Check back next week for the completed version. Still have 4 weeks until Valentines, so I have plenty of time for finishing touches.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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20 comments:

  1. So stinkin' cute! I love the starbucks bottles, great idea!

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  2. Thank you Kristine! I think they are my favorite part of the whole thing! Hope you have a great week!

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  3. So cute! I am getting inspired to do a Valentine's Day mantle this year!!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! Valentines is such a fun holiday to decorate for - without all the stress of Christmas!

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  4. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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    1. Thanks Lenetta - I love your name - so pretty! I'm your newest follower and will be sure to check out the party!

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  5. This is a great mantel. I love it!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! It was so easy to throw together and makes me happy every time I look at it!

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  6. So cute! Love the bottles and banner you made: very crafty!

    Chrissy
    www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

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    1. They were really easy and I just love them! Thanks for dropping by Chrissy! Have a great week! :)

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  7. This is such a sweet mantel for Valentines. Love the Starbucks bottles and how you added the sentiment to them. Very pretty!
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! I'm already thinking ahead to Easter and how I can use more of the Starbucks bottles for my Easter Mantel.

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  8. Super cute up cycle!!! Pinned:) Stop by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/love-me-love-my-dog.html

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm following you now and Liked you on FB too! What a cute blog!

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  9. I love your mantel! It looks great, and the owl is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I hope you are having a great week. :)

    Hugs
    Kathy

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  10. I've never seen the milk bottles (or Starbucks bottles) being used like that as mantle decoration before! It's so original! Love it! :) visiting from Thrifiness Miss blog hop. Love you to stop by sometime www.kraftinmommy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! We will be sure to visit!

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  11. What a clever idea to use the starbucks bottles as mantle decor. So original!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I'm dreaming up all kinds of ways to use them for future holidays!

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  12. Very pretty! I love the reuse of the Starbuck's bottles. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Be sure to stop in tonight to see yourself featured.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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