Once the Christmas decorations come down, your mantel probably feels a little bare. Bring it back to life wit festive Valentine's decor that fills your living room with warmth and love. Here's 6 DIY ideas so you can find a look that matches your style!
(1) Garland & Tulips
Create a tissue paper garland in just five minutes. Add more texture and interest with a DIY tulip wreath using faux flowers and a pre-made wreath form. Mix up the colors of the tissue paper and flowers for your own twist!
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(2) Chalkboard & Flowers
Bring the chalkboards you have scattered around your house together for a sweet, simple Valentine’s Day display. You can use them to write single words, your favorite quotes about love, or even personal notes to your family. In this design, pink gerber daisies in a variety of vases add just the right amount of color, and old books that say “love” add an extra layer of texture.
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(3) Pom Pom's, Hugs & Kisses
This adorable mantel design is the perfect mix of store-bought and DIY elements. The tassel garland can be purchased or made at home. The XOXO banner is a personalized Target purchase, and the heart wreath and pom-poms are homemade. Framed art and sequined hearts in a jar round out the Valentine’s Day theme, while family photos and cute owl figurines keep it from feeling overdone.
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(4) Hearts & Branches
The secret to a beautiful Valentine’s Day mantel? It’s in your backyard! Fill a vase with twigs and branches and adorn them with red paper hearts (save time with these ready-made cutouts). Accent with a pre-made banner (such as this one), a lantern, votives, and your favorite heart-shaped decor for a complete look.
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(5) Winter White & Love Potion
If your mantel is already adorned with items that last throughout the winter, leave it there and add in a few strategic pops of red to turn it into a Valentine’s Day theme. Here, snowy pine cones, bare branches, and puffy pom-poms interplay with a “love” sign (check out the full tutorial), heart garland, “love potion,” and the perfect personal touch: A message in a bottle from the mom to each of her family members!
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(6) Simple & Neutral
Even if pink has never been your thing, you can still have a gorgeous Valentine’s Day mantel! A DIY book-page heart wreath takes center stage in this understated look, while a hand-crocheted mini heart garland (that you can also DIY) adds just the right amount of color.
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(7) I Heart You Art
If you prefer an understated look, try this mantelscape that incorporates a DIY wire heart garland and free downloadable art so cute we’d be tempted to leave them up year ’round. Small red pots filled with simple greenery and DIY wire heart picks tie everything together.
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