Our new home has some wonderful built-ins around the fireplace and TV area. I am using the large mantle area to display my collection of Willow Tree figurines. But there is a small mantle (I guess that’s what it’s called) to the left of the large mantle that I knew I wanted to decorate seasonally.
Here’s a quick look at how I have our built-ins arranged. I am displaying my collection of Willow Trees above the television area in the middle and the area above the fireplace is for decorating seasonally. I am using some of the smaller areas to display my scrapbook albums and individual pages. The other areas are for some wooden signs and other figurines.
I am so excited about how my first Valentine’s Day Mantle turned out!!!
I kept it simple with a homemade banner, a love sign, a framed photo of my husband and I, and a white candle pillar with a ribbon tied around it.
I used my silhouette to create the “Be Mine” banner with the Be Mine and Love Banner which was offered as a free shape several weeks ago.
My girls were so excited about my decorated mantle that they have asked me to make a banner for their room for Valentine’s Day. I think that’s what they may wake up to on Valentine’s Day morning. But, shhhh…that’s our secret for now!
This post is a part of a super fun group posting event called The Silhouette Challenge, started by the lovely and creative Lauren of The Thinking Closet. Each month we’ll be posting a different project we made using our Silhouette cutting machine. This month I am joining four other bloggers in sharing our projects. Check out their lovely creations below!
Burlap Love Banner & Free Cut File – (The Thinking Closet)
“We’re Better Together” Valentine’s Day Card – (Tried & True)
“Love is All You Need” Art – (Coley’s Corner)
Silhouette Heat Transfer Onesie – (Crafty Jac)
I love, love, love using my Silhouette for all sorts of crafting! I really want to challenge myself to use it more and for a variety of projects. Which is why I am so excited to be a part of The Silhouette Challenge!!
Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? We’d love to have you. Simply contact Lauren from The Thinking Closet by email.
With my mantle all decorated, I am super excited for Valentine’s Day and the fun things I have planned to celebrate that day with the ones I love the most!