But, with Valentine's Day coming up (and Valentine's Day is one of my favorite days...who doesn't like to celebrate love?!), and so I had something themed to decorate. I'm still working on my year round inspiration but I'm happy to have something new up for February.
This little project took about half an hour and was created all with things that I already had, so not only was I pumped about it, but the hubs was too.
I started with the vases that I spray painted about a year ago (also seen here) and then collected some sticks that had fallen from trees in the back yard. I was really excited about this as I think about the more permanent decor for the mantel, I thought this would be an easy way to decide how I felt about sticks/flowers in the vases...and I think I like it.
I also had lots of foam hearts in different sizes left over from another project a couple of Valentine's days ago from Michael's and ribbon I had simply on hand.
The photo above really shows exactly how these Valentine trees were put together. Sticks in a jar with tied on hearts. I used a simple hole puncher to punch each foam heart and tied a string around the heart and then tie them to the branches.
For the bunting, I just put two small dots of hot glue on the back of each heart and connected them with a string.
I am so happy with the way they turned out!
And I'm still open for some more permanent decor ideas for this mantel space. I think I might need to learn a little more in MS paint to create some options.