But my kids like it so I try to make the best of it and put a couple of things up to make them happy.
Turns out it kinda made me happy too!
When it comes to decor, I like things pretty simple. And easy. Easy is good.
So after stringing up my burlap heart garland, I decided to take down the Christmas wreath (don't worry, I still have one on my front door) and add a couple of things to prettify the mantel. (Sidenote - I'm totally surprised that "prettify" is a word. I kind of liked thinking I made it up. "Sidenote," however, is not).
I enlarged the chalkboard printable (get it here) to 11" x 14", put it in a white frame, and set it next to the canvas.
I love this photo of my kids, taken by my friend Lorrie Prothero. She asked them to look at each other; instead they knocked foreheads, on purpose.
The whole mantel took me five minutes to pull together.
See, even if you're not one to decorate for Valentine's Day, with a few supplies you can pull together this simple mantel.
Take a photo of your kids, add a cute printable and a simple garland, and you're done. Cheap, simple and easy, just like me!
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