Over the years, I have come to LOVE decorating for Valentines Day… I use to NEVER do much for this holiday, but I find myself decorating a little more for it each time it comes around… now, I can’t seem to STOP!
I’ve even been creating WAY more Valentines projects than I ever have… and right around New Years Eve, it dawned on me. I knew I wanted to MAKE a statement piece to hang right above the mantel, so I ran to hobby lobby to gather my supplies to make my vision come to life!
In my head, I wanted to create the word LOVE, but have each letter in a different style and with a different background. I wasn’t exactly sure how it would turn out, but I wanted to at least TRY!
I found 4 matching frames that were all 12×16, and they were all 50% off… SCORE!
Since I wanted the majority of letters to have different backgrounds, I gathered up some Valentines fabrics from Hobby Lobby, as well as some burlap!
All I did was wrap each fabric around the piece of backing that was included inside the frame. I did NOT cover the fabric with the glass… I saved those so I could re-use the frames after Valentines Day!
Since I wanted each letter to be a different style, I had to get creative! I bought the letters O and V at Hobby Lobby, and left them as is. For the L, I cut an L shape into fabric, and hot glued it on the frame! For the E, I wrapped a wooden E that I already had in my craft stash with this yarn from Hobby Lobby!
I hung each frame up above the mantel, and I was DONE!
BOOM! I am absolutely THRILLED with how this came out… and even more thrilled that it looks as good in person than it did in my head, LOL!
You know I can’t decorate my mantel without layering on the garlands! I found the red beaded garland at a local boutique on sale for 50% off (since it was technically Christmas) and I found this precious felt garland at HomeGoods!
The wooden garland I have is actually from a wholesaler, so I am linking a very similar one from Amazon HERE! *affiliate
Would it really be ME if I didn’t include some natural elements somewhere?!?! I ran out to my yard and picked up some sticks, and stuck them in each vase… talk about decorating on a budget!!
I always love adding in different textures and layering pieces when decorating… so, I found this wicker planter from HomeGoods, but am using it as a basket!! I knew I wanted to display a blanket in it, so it did the job just perfectly!
I am honestly SO happy with how my Valentines decor came out this year… the mantel, tree, EVERYTHING!!!
If you want to see more close ups of various decorated areas in my home, just click each link below! HAPPY DECORATING!