i should be mopping the floor: Black, White & Gold Valentine's Mantel

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Black, White & Gold Valentine's Mantel

The simple Valentine's decor on our mantel was done on a shoestring budget and with just three simple colors.

I've been excited to show you guys the new decor up on the mantel! I totally went a different direction than my usual red and aqua...but I'm really liking it! I tried to combine graphic black and white patterns with touches of some glammy gold here and there. 

Here's how I did it for next to nothing>>>

I used square votive holders from Dollar Tree to add a bit of bow-chicka-bow-wow. I dressed them up with gold vinyl hearts that I cut out with my Silhouette machine.

Not only are these simple, they took very little time to put together. If you need to stock up on Silhouette goodies, head over to silhouetteamerica.com to get 30% off of most products with promo code MOPPING

I also created two black and white canvases with engineering prints that cost me less than $5 for both. What did we do before engineering prints? I can't get enough of them.

I'm constantly changing out canvases by the season. So recovering them with simple engineering prints is super economical. {The smaller was actually just covered with a black and white copy on 11x17 paper...forty cents. Bazinga.}

The heart with an arrow chalkboard print was created for a 21"x21" canvas...to be printed on a 24"x36" engineering print. If you'd like to see how I order these, see this post. If you'd like this print for yourself, click on the image below. Please note: this is a very large file because of its size.

I gave my hearth lantern a little lift with a wine box. The fact that it had the word 'kiss' on it meant it was Valentine's decor bound.

I just got a boat load of new wine boxes to play around with...lots of fun shapes and sizes. My brother is a wine salesman. This is good for all kinds of reasons. One being free wine boxes. The other... 

And I made this little heart banner to hang from the mantel. I mixed some glitter and graphic scrapbook papers for this one. Click here for the full tutorial


Happy LOVE Season!

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1 comment:

  1. Bow-chicka-bow-wow! Love it and love this black & white Valentine's mantel. I am going to Staples very soon to get some engineered prints for my daughter's big girl room makeover.

    Thanks for the inspiration!