Pretty In Pink

Hello there! I thought I wasn't going to be able to decorate for Valentine's Day this year because after a search in the attic for the box of decorations, I came down empty handed and discouraged. But I love this fun holiday and I had to do something! I came up with some last minute ideas that I want to share with you. Here's my makeshift mantel...
First, let's start with the hurricanes on the ends...
I wrapped yarn around until I was happy with the thickness,  then tied it in a knot. I made the flowers from an old t-shirt and added a rhinestone with hot glue. Click here for a rosette tutorial.

Next, these candle holders were originally mahogany and NOT pretty! I've probably had these for 10 years and just recently realized how blah they were. Before Christmas I painted them white with acrylic paint and used another brush to paint Mod Podge {you can also use Elmer's glue} and sprinkled Epsom Salt over the entire candle holder. Here you can kind of see {no thanks to this make-do camera I'm using!} the sparkle of the salt. 
I found this beautiful lace ribbon at G.W. to use for the bows. For the candles...
Next, I bought a small round jar from the Dollar Tree and used my E600 to attach it to a glass candle holder I also bought from D.T. I filled it with conversation hearts. 
Then there's the framed I <3 U...
I used tinsel garland from this project and wrapped it around a frame holding in place with hot glue. I attached the wooden I <3 U sign {bought from Hobby Lobby years ago} with some white ribbon.

Lastly, there's the lollipop and hearts dish made from another small vase and candle holder from D.T.
It's filled with the left over scatter hearts from Target and Dum Dums.
I had to add my sweet, little birds and pink feathers.
The soft pink and white with the candlelight is so romantic! My guys love looking at it and are so sweet to comment on it. I'm so glad it makes them happy!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed reading all about my Valentine's mantel. I'd love to know what you think about it! 

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  1. I was having such problems trying to leave you comments the last two weeks and finally today - Voila - it worked! I have been wrestling with the idea of doing some Vday decorations and def. feel inspired after seing yours. Great job - loving the whole DT ideas.

  2. Very pretty! Your feather boa and birds add a real nice touch!

  3. No way did you just pull that off.... gosh! How totally CUTE! I am so lame for V - day. You made me want to do something cute. Maybe tomorrow I'll try to be more festive with this sweet hoilday coming up. Thank you for this inspiration and your posts are always a joy to read.


  4. I love it, so cute! I'm now your newest follower too! Thanks for showing some love at my blog!!


  5. So fun, Holly!!! Thanks so much for linking up at the Handmade Valentine Party over at Summit St!

  6. VERY fun and so cute & "fluffy" with the boa! Would be delighted for you to link to my brand new party: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/01/mop-it-up-mondays-party-1.html
    your newest follower ; )

  7. That looks incredible for throwing it together. Thanks for stopping by my place!

  8. That's pretty darn good for last minute! Love it!!! Thank you for stopping by The...Late, Young Family and becoming a new follower! Consider me a new follower of yours as well.


  9. Such pretty little details! Totally festive...I'm glad you shared this at Shine on Fridays! Hope you'll be back this weekend!

  10. Love it! Thanks for linking up :)

  11. such a cute mantle! and cute blog!

    with love,

    follow me @http://somethingbeautifultheblog.blogspot.com

  12. That is soo cute! I love it! This is great!! Thanks for linking up with us for the Find Some Love Fest!

    All The Love In The Universe

  13. Oh so fluffy, pink, and soft looking! I'm lovin your style. I'll be joining your blog and grabbing a button!
    A big thanks for visiting my blog:)

    PS The music on your blog is so cool! Love it!

  14. Found this post through the Find Some Love Fest. I'm getting ready to start decorating my mantle for Valentine's so I might be borrowing your idea for the cute candles!

  15. Such a pretty mantel! We have had so much fun with this Find Some Love Fest. It's such a great way to connect and support fellow bloggers. We are now following you and we'd love for you to visit our blog.

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  16. One of the prettiest mantles I've seen! I love all the little projects and things you did to truely make it yours! Thank you for linking up to A Crafty Soiree, I've featured your mantle in this week's new one.

  17. So festive! the feathers are so fun. Thanks for linking up to 14 Days of LOVE party!


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