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My Mantels love a good Party! {Valentine’s Day ♥ Mantel Decorating}

My Mantles love a good party. They look forward to Beth’s Valentine Mantel Party all year. It’s a great time for mantels to get together and socialize – lol. Seriously though, Beth’s Mantel parties are really fun.
Last year I went all romantic and flowery and loved it!!
This year I wanted to do something a little different — so I went a little more whimsical.
I have always wanted to make a Boa Wreath, and what better holiday to make one for than Valentine’s Day? It’s just about the only time of the year that pink boas look good – lol!

I found this little sign at Hobby Lobby {1/3 off – $3} and I made a little LOVE vinyl with my Silhouette to dress it up a little. I also made some organza flowers with little sparkly rhinestones in the center and hot glued those on.
I finished it up with some whimsical polka dot ribbon. 
I can’t resist polka dots!!
Going along with my PINK theme, I found some pink plates at Tai Pan and cut out some vinyl with my Silhouette for those.  I love the silhouette of the boy and girl kissing. I put a bow and pink rhinestone in the girl’s ponytail to give it a little 3-D action.
And the ampersand is so graphic in the other plate. Then I took some left over ribbon and wrapped it around the top of my candle holders. I found those at Target about 7 years ago on clearance. Gotta love the clearance section!! 
I also made some paper hearts and put them in my cloche on the coffee table.
I still love my Coffee Filter Pom Poms. So pretty and romantic!
And here’s my family room mantel all dressed up.
Be sure to check out the beautiful mantels over at The Stories of A2Z !!!


  1. Anne's Vinyl and so much more says:

    Love both mantels! So cute!

  2. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com says:

    That boa wreath is great! I love the pink plates and the wooden heart shaped board! All great! I have to get moving on my Valentine's decorating!!

  3. Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures says:

    Love it!
    I must have that wreath!!!!

  4. Hi Jen,
    I love your family room mantel and wanted to know what line of paper you used for the XOXO and the block on the chair? Also, where did you get the chair?
    Everything looks so beautiful!!


  5. So beautiful! Love every detail!

  6. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says:

    Ahhhh I love the pink boa wreath! And you're right, when else is a pink boa perfect? haha! Both mantels look really great, Jen.

  7. Madigan at madiganmade says:

    Both mantels are darling! I love that boa wreath…it is so fun and it totally made me smile.

  8. I love them both! I really, really, REALLY love that pink plate. Really.

  9. lauren@warmandfuzzy says:

    Jen! Love this post. I am off to pull out my v-day paper NOW to make some hearts to put in some jars for my island in the kitchen I couldnt think of something cute to put in there that I wouldnt eat LOL

  10. Paige @ The Wandering Cottage says:


  11. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    Love your little plates!!! Especially the kissing silhouette! Too cute!!!

  12. Looks awesome, Jen!

  13. They look awesome. Such fun things to display. Love the large subway art valentine sign.


  14. GORGEOUS!! I love them both! :)

  15. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    I love the wreath and the pink plates! I have a hard time resisting polka dots too:)

  16. The Painted Cottage says:

    What cute mantels! Love them! Featuring your mantle on my blog today … check it out! :)

  17. Jen it's all gorgeous!!! How do you have time to do it all? …….I wish I had a mantel.

  18. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Oh, Jen, it's so pretty! I love the way you think outside the box and used a boa for a wreath. Lovely!!!

  19. Bellenza Wedding Bistro says:

    Normally associate decorated mantels with Christmas, but these ones you have for Valentine's are fabulous! (What is that large heart-shaped piece with the lacy metal edging? So pretty and unusual.)

  20. Simply LKJ says:

    I love it!! Very unique.

  21. um…yeeeah you pretty much are the queen of holiday home decor! :)

  22. Alex and Ashley says:

    Never thought I could be so jealous over a pantry… it's beautiful!!

  23. looks fab Jen! love the feather boa-just might have to make my own! have a safe trip-i know you will have a fantastic time!

  24. I love those paper hearts in the cloche. I would've never thought of that. So cute!

  25. Love it. The boa wreath is so fun! You always have the best ideas.

  26. fionabakesandcrafts says:

    My favorite has to be the boa wreath – very cute!

  27. Debbie Mendes says:

    Jen – I love how you took simple strips of paper and made dramatic hearts! I might do that because it's genius!! Thanks for sharing. xoxo Debbie @ Inspired Honey Bee

  28. Lots of really cute ideas in this post!

  29. bellagracehomestaging.com says:


    You had me at "whimsical" – I love me some whimsy. This mantel arrangement is fun & classy all at the same time. Beautiful! Now I need to head over to your coffee filter thingies you made & see about making those myself.


  30. Beautiful mantels! I wish I had one of my own to decorate for holidays!

  31. I have that little chair and never even thought about using it as an easel! Too cute! :)

  32. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    I love, love your pink feather boa wreath, Jen! What a great idea for a cloche, too, with those strips of paper ~ so simple yet fun.

  33. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    This is so great Jen!! Your mantle is super cute and I LOVE that wreath!! So fun and flirty. :)

  34. Liz @ Sugarplum Creations says:

    Oh I have such mantel envy :) It is GORGEOUS! I love every inch!

  35. Blessed Mommy of 2 says:

    Both of your mantels are awesome! I'm loving the always and forever addition! And you are right…perfect holiday for a boa wreath! 2 cute!

  36. Beth@The Stories of A2Z says:

    Girlfriend, you never disappoint! I love it all!

  37. Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait says:

    Thanks for the inspiration these are really special

  38. these are ammmazing!

  39. Those are so pretty. I like the feather boa wreath!

  40. Erin @ In Between Laundry says:

    You always have the most beautiful mantels and decorating ideas. I'm so inspired whenever I visit TT&J! Love, love, love!

  41. Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    WHAT is not to "LOVE"! I adore IT ALL!!! well done Jen, its so darling, cute and fab. xHugsx, jen

  42. There both fantastic, but the pink one is magnifico!

  43. Both are so beautiful! I wish I had a real mantel. . .

  44. LOVE the wreath! I need one too! :) And, to think I was done decorating.. Pshhh!


  45. Decorchick! says:

    So pretty Jen! I went totally whimsical this year and it's so fun. I love both of your mantels! Gosh I wish I had 2 to decorate. :)