For my Valentines mantel I chose neutral colors with a splash of Valentine red here and there. The family tree frame is pretty much a permanent fixture as it is too heavy and too hard to remove - so it needs to be worked around. There is supposed to be a flat screen TV in this little alcove but we did not want a TV in our living room.
One of the items close to my heart on this mantel is a crotchet piece my great grandmother made. I wrapped it around my candle holder. This beautiful work of art has hearts on it, however, I added burlap hearts (that I inked with red) over the crotchet hearts as they were hard to see. I attached the burlap hearts with diamond brads.
Other homemade items on the mantel include family Valentine pouches and pattern paper topiary trees. The next two days I will be posting how I made these. The pattern paper topiary trees were an adventure and a learning experience for sure.
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