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DIY Valentine’s Day Mantel

Jan 22, 2017 By Kara Whitten
DIY Valentine’s Day Mantel

A mantel can be one of those places in your home that gets a makeover every holiday or season. It’s a small amount of space and an easy place to change up decor quickly and with minimum investment. Hey, everyone! It’s Kara from A Kailo Chic Life and I am going to share my tips for styling your mantel for Valentine’s Day.

The first thing to do when redecorating your mantel is to remove everything to give yourself a clean slate to work with. Then, it’s time to think about your theme. Of course, I went with Valentine’s Day, but there are so many ways you can decorate for this holiday. You can do anything from red and white to tons of flowers, to hearts galore. I decided on a theme of wood, flowers, and gold for my mantel and am so in love with how it turned out!

vday mantel

vday mantel

vday mantel

The focal point of my mantel is the LOVE sign that I created using faux wood veneer, faux succulents and flowers, and paper mache letters. You can find the full tutorial for the sign here on my blog.

Playing off the wood look I added in a few wood risers and candles and made some modern tropical wood wreaths out of embroidery hoops.

vday mantel

To make your own wreaths you will need the inner ring of wood embroidery hoops, faux flowers, faux palm leaf stems, and hot glue. Begin by bending the palm leafs to match the curve of the hoop and then glue into place off center. Then simply glue on a few faux flowers. Repeat several times with different sized hoops for a nice collection of modern wreaths.

vday mantel

vday mantel

For the gold part of the mantel I added in a gold metal candle hurricane (available in-stores), a few gold mercury glass candle votives turned bud vases and a couple taper candle holders with pink ombre candles.

vday mantel

vday mantel

vday mantel

The final addition was an ombre vase of flowers and some fun sparkly heart shaped lights (both of these are availableĀ in-stores).

vday mantel

vday mantel

I love that this mantel reads Valentine’s Day and love without being overtly pink and red all over. So, tell me, how do you like to decorate your mantel for Valentine’s Day?

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