I absolutely love love love Valentine’s Day! I have such fond memories thanks to my sweet dad who always left a small box of chocolates for his 5 daughters on VDay. And what’s even sweeter is he drives all over town so when we wake up now as adults, we still get a box on the front porch. I know, luckiest daughters ever! LOVE how it’s not just a holiday for romance, at least not for my family. So when I saw this display at Christmastime, I knew I wanted to knock it off for Valentine’s Day. And since it’s a neutral rustic pallet, you can use it year round as well…score! But I’m diggin these valentines day love letters mantel decor for the big lovey dovey day as well.
What I love is how little I spent to create this look. I bought the grapevine wreath from the dollar store, score! The letters and sequin heart were all from JoAnn’s and they took 40% off coupons from their app as well as 2 other craft stores apps. Nice! PLUS she honored an additional 10% off coupon so these were super cheap, my fav. I wanted a neutral color pallet for these letters so I can use them in my master or in the house year round. Since love is so universal, it works!
I used Deco Art’s Americana craft paint to create the paint technique. I took a dry paintbrush and lightly dipped it in the top of the paint bottle. I dry brushed the Neutral Grey over the L and only the edges of the already white E. The V was dry brushed in Espresso then lightly again with the grey. So easy. I mean, so stinkin easy that my 9 year old could have done this in minutes, like I did. Love a fast and cheap project!
The heart I bought originally had ribbon to hang it but I ripped it off. I decided I wanted it to stand up so I used 3 pins and pushed them in a triangle shape in the bottom so it’s now freestanding.
I think it’s cute either way. Which way do you like it better?
Eh, not a huge difference and those pins come out easily…I guarantee little hands will get ahold of it soon enough! (;
Is it too early for Valentine’s Day decor?? I hope not, we’ll have lots of tutorials coming up in the next couple weeks!
Come back tomorrow for a simple bakers twine lace doily bunting….
Check out all our Valentine’s Day ideas here! xoxo