Thursday, January 21, 2010

Love is in the Air

I LOVE Valentines Day. I always have. I especially loved decorating my own Valentines box for school. I've never seen it as a romantic holiday. Instead a time to celebrate LOVE for everyone.

I'm loving my Mantle. Don't you just feel the love.

Something as simple as adding red ribbon to candles effects my mood.
I love these X's and O. I found them in a clearance basket. It was filled with mostly X's and Q's. I guess they aren't common letters. I basically emptied the basket to find an O on the bottom. I got them for something like a dollar each.
I just got these yesterday at WalMart. I don't usually buy stuff like this but they were so cheery and only two dollars for five hearts. I couldn't even buy the glitter for that.
I bought this tree at a thrift store and wasn't ever sure what to hang on it. I came up with this idea last year.
I glued two conversation hearts together with a piece of pink raffia. I've seen lots of cute Valentines trees made of spray painted branches from the yard. This would look cute on one of those too.
Who doesn't think of yummy pink and red candy at Valentines. We prefer the gummy stuff.


For the outside I used one of my left over wreaths to make...
This:
It was super easy and quick. I bent the existing wire frame into a heart shape with all the greens still on. Then I cleared it out a bit by, pulling out some of the greens. I trimmed it with scissors to make the shape more obvious, and spray painted it with some left over burgundy paint. It's too rustic for indoors but I love it on my front porch.

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52 comments:

fawnda said...

Kalleen, what sweet ideas you have!

Also- congrats on making in on SYTYC! I will be watching for your crafts!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Kalleen, Love all the Valentine decor. Great ideas. And love all the little goodies on your mantel. It looks great! Blessings,
Debbie

Jeanette said...

All are cute but that wreath idea is wonderful!

Deborah Raymond said...

Wow. I love it. I wish I had a cute mantle.

~Country Lady~ said...

Love the mantel and the wreath is a great idea and way to recycle. How creative.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Kalleen, love your mantel. The colors are so pretty and it makes me smile because I LOVE Valentines!

Barb

Magic Brush said...

Wow... that wreath idea rocks!!!!! Thanks so much for the tip!!!

bj said...

Your mantel and wreath are both so pretty.
Good job!!

Cristin said...

Cute!!!

Treasia Stepp said...

What a lovely mantel it is. So bright and cheerful.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Everything looks so cute! Your mantel is lovely and I'm coveting your X's and O :). Thanks so much for linking up!

Bea said...

Great idea with the wreath. I always hate throwing them out after Christmas.

Remodelaholic said...

I love it! I really need to decorate!

I actually just bought some of those glitter stars!

Thanks for joining our party @ Remodelaholic!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great score on those X's and O's! Love the ribbon around the candles, too. Sometimes it's just those little things that are the perfect touch!

Julie said...

You are a creative gal!!! What neat ideas. And I love your wreath metamorphosis! Happy Valentines Day! Showing the love at your house!

Chari said...

Hi Kaleen...

What a beautiful Valentine's mantel! So fun and so festive!!! I love the pretty silver XOX's!!! What a great buy and I think they just make your pretty mantel! Ohhh...and what a grand idea...love, love, LOVE your heart wreath! My friend, I would have never thought of doing that...fabulous!!! I definitely want to try this!!! Thank you for sharing this with us and for including the "how to's"!!! Ohhh...I love that!!!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

ceekay said...

Your decorations are so cute...but what a great idea for the outside wreath. Cute, cute. I too love Valentine's day....one of my favs!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

I love your Valentine's Day mantle...and I especially love that wreath that you made, very creative and a great way to extend its life! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings, Grace

Debbie said...

I love it! Looks so cute!!~~

Threeundertwo said...

Oh wow! I'm going to steal some of your ideas for the mantle. I love the ribbons on the candles - so simple, but lots of impact.

Thanks for linking up to Finished for Friday! I enjoyed visiting. Hope to see you again.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your mantel. I love, love, love the "X" & "O" the best. And I must get to Walmart to get me some of those hearts before everyone else does.

WhineNRoses said...

Your mantle looks so sweet and lovely!!
You have a wonderful and creative blog!!!
Jenn~

Anita said...

I never thought of painting an evergreen wrearh.

Blondie's Journal said...

You did such a nice job, Kalleen!! Your mantel looks so cute. Your tree with the candy hearts is darling. I still have my Christmas wreath and am seriously considering making it a red heart like yours (just not sure where to spray paint it!!). Fabulous job!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Andy Porter said...

Your mantle is so cute! I've never actually decorated for Val day before. You are making me reconsider!

Lianna Knight said...

LOVE your wreath idea!!!!

You can see my mantel here...

http://bethouaknight.blogspot.com/2010/01/pop-of-color.html

glor said...

Your ideas are incredible. How happy your home must look. Thank you for sharing!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your mantel. That little candy heart tree is adorable. You're very creative!
Blessings,
Marcia

Marianne@Songbird said...

Now that will get anybody in the Valentine's mood! Lovely decorations.

Jen said...

Your mantel is so awesome! Love the collection!
Thanks for your comment on my vintage valentines. I can't remember exactly what they cost but I'm positive it wasn't over $2.00 a card. I bet I got a set of 6-8 for $10 or so. I'd have to look way back on my ebay history!

Linda Q said...

Adorable ideas, love the wreath reuse and the mantel. Great!!
Linda

Denise Marie said...

agreed. I love valentines too for just the season of showing love. great job on your mantel.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Totally feeling the love! =)

Andrea said...

Great decorations! And LOVE the wreath! Ooh, I think I'll have to try that!
Andrea
Baby I'm On My Way

banananutmeg said...

I'm loving your X's and O's idea! I know all about the clearance letter bin, I have a daughter with a Q name and we find all sorts of goodies for her at scrapbook stores!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Great mantel! I love all your decorations. Very cute.
Clever wreath!
~Amy

Natalia said...

Love your decor :)

Best Life said...

You've got such great ideas! I could really relate with your description of yourself in your "about me" sidebar. I'm looking forward to looking back over some of your old posts. I did a similar post on my blog too. Lisa~ www.livingmybestlifeii-lisa.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I love it!! That wreath is such a great idea! I'm going to use your mantle as inspiration for our own...hope that's ok!

Meghan said...

I love the ribbon around your candles. Where'd you find it?

Brittany said...

love the valentine decor, this was the first year i ever decorated for valentines & i love it!

Andy Porter said...

I'll be posting this on Friday as a featured favorite on Poppies at Play!

Heather @ Green Baby Green Mama said...

I am officially inspired! Time to start decorating!

Jenny said...

So pretty, I love it all!

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Everything looks beautiful!!

Thank you for sharing at Thursday's Treasures!

Come share again this week!

Emily Call said...

Very very cute! I love Valentine's decor!

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Kalleen,
Oh my!! Love ALL of it! Seriously! Very fab. Thanks for joining my surprise party today. I fixed the code for my party button, so be sure to swing by and grab one for your post :)
happy crafting!
Linda

Alissa said...

especially love the wreath!

Sherri @ Dude I Made It said...

The garland and wreath are absolutely adorable. Your home is going to be so festive!!

Rebecca D said...

I was so inspired by your mantle I not only went out and got those hearts, I also included it on my post of Valentine's inspirations with a link back here... If you want me to remove it, just let me know. Thanks.

kt said...

Oh my! FINALLY someone who *understands* my affinity for VALENTINES! My absolute favorite 'holiday'!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love the red ribbon around the white candles. I have done that before and it makes such a difference. Adding ribbon to anything makes it better! I found you over at Somewhat Simple. I'm a follower now. Have a great day!

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