the valentine’s fairy hit my house early and hard this year. i generally don’t decorate much for any holiday other than christmas, so for me, this is a big deal.
i have been really inspired by a lot of what i’ve seen on pinterest lately and i decided that this year i would really decorate for valentine’s day!
thankfully, i already had a few decorations, so i wasn’t starting from scratch. and i pretty much only decorated my mantle.
i went slightly non-traditional and added this pretty jade-y colored stuff to go along with the pink and reds.
how perfect is this?! lily brought this home from sunday school to finish and it was adorable, so we cut it out and mounted it on a piece of scrapbook paper – instant art!
i am still brainstorming a way to cover up our tv and sean not hating me for it, but for now i just stick to decorating the sides of the mantle.
my mom made this little collage years ago for me. i was mid swapping out the frame for a newer one when i realized i loved how it looked unframed!
i’ve had these melted crayon hearts for a couple years. the kids and i did them together – super easy: make crayon shavings, place between 2 layers of waxed paper, iron, then cut out heart shapes!
to give a little height, i put one of the jars on a milkglass pedestal.
this was a pinterest idea. oh, how i love how they turned out and they couldn’t be easier!
mason jar + doily + handcut heart + twine = cuteness!
i really resisted adding glitter. just one little heart. that reminds me! i have red and pink glittered candlesticks i could add up there…
the aqua makes me happy!
the banners were really fun to make – i even let the kids help!
i made 3 different ones: pom poms, doilies, and hearts.
the kids loved making the poms. i bought a few pom pom makers months back and they made the job quick and easy!
silas helped me cut out a handful of the hearts and i just stitched them up on my machine – super easy.
and the birdcage got a little love as well ;)