I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! People always talk about the older you get, the faster time goes. I never believed them when I was young, but as I get older, I am finding out they knew what they were talking about. When I was trying to decide what to put on my Valentine’s Day mantel, I knew I wanted it to be more simple. I did not want to use red since I had just done that with my Christmas decorations so I decided on going with a pink and gray theme.
I love the color combination, and it is not something I get to decorate with much around here having four boys! While shopping at Target, I found this pink and gray heart and pink mercury glass vase in their dollar spot section and that sealed the deal. So my Pretty in Pink and Gray Valentine’s Day Mantel was born. 🙂
The heart already had a couple hanging things on the back so it was easy to hang from this frame using some ribbon. I thought it looked cute using two ribbons instead of one just in the middle.
I love incorporating chalkboards into my mantels. This is one that I made up that pays homage to a couple whose relationship has been an inspiration for my own marriage. My in laws have been married for 46 years and you can still see how much they love each other! For as long as I have known them, this has been one of their sayings to each other. It is such a rare thing nowadays to see such a strong marriage and I can only hope Mr. Wonderful and I get that many years together and more. 🙂
I documented the process on how to make a chalkboard. Check it out if you are interested in making one for yourself. I will also be sharing the download of the chalkboard itself in that post if you are interested.
Aren’t these flower balls adorable? I have seen these flower balls (aka kissing balls or pomander balls) before and have wanted to try making my own. I figured this would be the perfect mantel to use them with. They turned out great. It was a little tricky at first when I started making them but got easier as I went along. Here is a tutorial (with a video!) to show how to make them. They look great sitting on the wooden candlesticks on each end of the mantel. It gives some needed height and balances things out on each side.
I picked up some faux flowers at Hobby Lobby and put them in an ironstone pitcher. The ironstone pitcher has a gray hue to it, so it fits in well with the pink and gray theme. The faux flowers available today look so realistic, which is good for someone like me! I don’t have a green thumb at all. I hate to admit I have been the demise of many plants over the years. Lol. Thanks goodness for faux! The green plant is also not real. The plant was bought at Ikea, it looks so realistic that several people have asked me what kind of plant it is. 🙂
I wanted to change up my banner a little bit from the burlap that was on there before, but I still wanted to show the versatility of the flip banner idea. I found some little wooden hearts at Hobby Lobby and painted them pink on one side and gray on the other. Mr. Wonderful drilled a hole through one side of them and I hung them from the book rings. I think it is super cute! Another great way to use the same materials yet with a totally different look. I am all about saving money and reusing what you have.
I recently shared a tutorial on this woven heart burlap pillow. As you can see, I used the heart from the mantel as my stencil. Also, since my theme is pink and gray, I can still leave out my gray pillows from my winter decor. 🙂
I hope you liked my pretty in pink and gray Valentine’s Day mantel. This is my first time decorating my mantel for Valentine’s Day and I am sure it won’t be the last. I like that it gives me a chance to decorate with some “girly” colors! 😉 Do you like to decorate for Valentine’s Day?