I love a well decorated mantel. It sets the mood for an entire room, and you can really do it up.
Doilies – $2 (I used 8 out of 60)… 14¢
Ribbon – $1 (I used about 6 feet out of 9)… 67¢
Table Scatter – $1 (I used 7 out of a zillion or so pieces)… negligible
Glitter Stickers – $1 (I used 8 out of 32)… 25¢
Gluesticks (a negligible amount)
I made this garland to sit straight across the front of the mantel mostly due to the flimsy nature of the paper doilies. I’m sure you could double or triple them if you wanted something a bit more heavy.
Next I pulled out 8 doilies, 4 in white and 4 in red. I marked my center of the ribbon and just threaded the hearts on through the lacey edges. I had to fold the ribbon in half to get it thin enough. They went on really easy, actually.
Yes, and that’s all. A tiny bit of creativity and a trip to Dollar Tree and you’re set. I hope this will at least provide you with a little inspiration for your own Valentine’s mantel. I’ll be adding a couple other Valentine’s themed crafts in the next few days, too!