Easy Valentine’s Day Mantel Decor

Have I mentioned I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s decor (or Easter, or 4th of July…)? I can fit all the decorations I have for each of those holidays in one box. Probably a shoe box.

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. So easy and quick you’ll be smacking yourself on the forehead wondering why you didn’t think of it sooner! !

 

 

Check out my other Valentine’s posts:

 

Valentine’s S’Mores and Free Printable Treat Topper

Chocolate Covered Peeps Hearts and a Free Printable

 

Valentine’s Chalkboard Printable and Template

Kristin

Kristin

Owner at Yellow Bliss Road
Hi! I'm Kristin and I'm the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road, where you'll find tons of recipes, free printables, and a little decor and DIY thrown in for good measure. Life can be complicated, so I am all about simplifying wherever I can - from food to decor to DIY - because I believe that it doesn't have to be elaborate or extravagant to be amazing. I am a single adoptive mom with a daughter in Preschool and a son in Kindergarten. My kids are a handful, I'm exhausted and most days my house is a mess - and I'm okay with that!
Kristin
Kristin
Kristin

Comments

  1. says

    Your blog always reminds me that I don’t need to complicate things to make them gorgeous. Great mantel, adorable kids!

  2. says

    Love the photograph of your kids!!! You couldn’t have asked them pose like that, it would never have turned out as adorable as this. Just love when you can “feel” the love in a picture.

  3. says

    Your Valentines mantle looks so pretty! The darling photo of your kids is the star of the mantel for sure! The heart garland is lovely too! I wish I would have bought a bunch of after Christmas clerance heart ornaments to make one. I’m going to have to try to remember for next year. :)

  4. says

    I wish there was a laugh button because I would push it for you to hear right now. You just made me laugh with your last comment.

    Love your mantel..love the garland.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>