I don’t usually decorate for Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s my post-Christmas need for simplification. Maybe it’s my busy schedule. Most likely it’s laziness. Whatever the reason, this year is different. This year I accidentally created this Valentine’s Day Mantle.
It started with these arrows my mom sent me for Christmas. I LOVE them and knew immediately I wanted the metallic finish on my “weathered” wood mantle backdrop. (See how I built it HERE.)
Then I started searching the house for anything else metallic. I found this sparkly vase (an upcycled glass tea bottle covered with glitter) filled with pink tissue paper flowers from my sister-in-law’s wedding. I raised it up using a couple books wrapped in plain brown paper and a touch of washi tape.
Next, one more splash of gold thanks to another Christmas gift.
How adorable is that piece?! My sister-in-law made it based on this photo of my girls. I can’t get over what she can create with a needle and embroidery floss.
This was the point where I stepped back to take a look and realized I had a Valentine’s Day vibe going on. So I decided to roll with it. A couple more pink flowers, hearts cut out of patterened scrapbook paper, and some candles finished it up.
I didn’t mean to do it, but I really love how it looks when I walk in the front door every day. Can’t ask for more than that.
Have you ever “accidentally” decorated something? Or started a project that ends up completely different than you planned?