Be Mine Valentine’s Day Mantel Ideas! Create a beautiful mantel with these easy and inexpensive DIY ideas — modern metal letter typography signs, banners and paper hearts!
Be Mine Valentines Ideas
I LOVE decorating our mantel for different seasons and holidays. It really brings the feeling of the holiday into our home. If you don’t have a mantel, maybe you love decorating a shelf or spot in your home? And Valentine’s Day has become one of my favorite holidays to decorate for over the past few years.
Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day
It’s always fun for me to think of easy, inexpensive ways to decorate. This year I wanted to create a couple signs that had a Valentines saying. I also love using past projects in new ways over the years. I created a JOY sign over the holidays with these really modern and beautiful metal letters that I found at Hobby Lobby. I really wanted to use them again for this sign. I was going to make a sign using LOVE, but I found out that they don’t make the letter V in these letters. So I had to get creative and I decided to make two signs — one that says BE and one that says MINE.
DIY Industrial Farmhouse Signs
There are a few different ways you can make these signs. You can go over to your hardware store and get a pine shelf cut into two sizes for the sign. A 8 foot tall length of pine board costs around $10. I found some signs that were in Hobby Lobby’s 75% clearance section and they ended up being about the same price as buying the wood. I love that they have a frame. I kept the frame the same stained wood color. All I had to do was use paint and paint over the designs that were printed on the signs. It took about three coats to get it looking completely white.
Then all I did was center the letters on the signs and I hot glued the edges onto the signs. So easy!
Giant Typographical Sign
I love making giant signs. As I said above, you can buy an 8 foot length of pine shelving at your hardware store for about $10. I have a complete tutorial on how to make GIANT Typographical Signs which will tell you exactly how to make these. I made this sign about 4 years ago and I still use it every year. Also, you can paint something else on the other side of the sign and get double use out of the wood!
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Cut Out Paper Hearts
I wanted to add paper hearts that looked like they were coming out from behind the signs and floating up into the sky. This is super simple if you have a heart punch OR a craft-cutting machine like a Silhouette Cameo.
I actually made these hearts about 6 years ago as part of my specimen art craze. I think I made 6 different ways to display specimen art in the same frames. Heart Specimen Art
These hearts got a little damaged when we moved so I decided to repurpose them into this project!
I LOVE making garlands! I always layer a few garlands together. This year I layered the huge pom poms that I used in my Joy to the World mantel from Christmas, I found the wool heart garland at Target and I added a pom pom banner too. I also am going to make an origami paper heart garland. I will update this post when I do that. I also plan on writing up a tutorial on how to make that garland. I think it’s going to be super cute!!
Make Heart Pillows
You can make some heart pillows to go with your mantel. The black and white pillows are some pillows I made a few years ago and had printed through Shutterfly. I have the free printables here — Free Printable Heart Images — if you want to have some pillows made. The other pillow with the stripes has a red heart on it. I got the red felt hearts at Hobby Lobby, then you can attach them to a pillow by either sewing it down, using fabric glue or iron-on fusable interfacing. Instant Pillow!! I added a bunch of red pillows to our couches to go along with the mantel and it looks so cute!!
Be Mine Valentine Ideas
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?? I’ve found that adding bright reds and pinks helps add a little color to our cold winter days!
Have a Creative Day!