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Thursday’s Theme: Valentine’s Day Mantels with Banners

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

These five mantels are beautifully decorated in a variety of ways for Valentine’s Day – although they all feature banners that could be made at home.

Symmetry

This symmetry of this mantel is quite appealing, from the plates above the mirror to the way the banner is hung. Additionally, this mantel looks like it is perfectly set up to be decorated for any season or holiday: The stand holding the LOVE sign could just as easily hold a sign for summer or Christmas, the tulips could be swapped out for evergreen branches or sunflowers, and the heart wreath – well, you get it. The red and pink colors could be overbearing if your style is less bold, but with the incorporation of white and silver, this mantel has a softer romantic look.

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Monotone

Sticking to one shade of red decor will fully flesh out the richness of the color, although be sure to incorporate a couple of neutral items (like candlesticks or a sculpture) so that each candle, heart wreath, banner and candle can catch the eye.

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Subtle Balance

The way the soft colors of the hearts are framed – by a bold red – makes them really stand out and command attention. The way they are arranged – as banners – makes them charming complements to the main banner stretched across the mantel.

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Quick and Simple

If you want less fuss, a banner like the one below will make a big enough statement to charm you for Valentine’s Day. Adding a vase of flowers or a similarly colored print to the mantel adds more cohesiveness to the space, even if they aren’t Valentine themed.

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Go All Out

And of course, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to really dress up your mantel for. Add wreaths and flowers among keepsakes and frames – and don’t forget the DIY wreath and banner!

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Mason Jar Crafts for Winter Decorating

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

We’ve compiled a list of ten DIY Mason Jar Crafts from some pretty creative bloggers that will bring the spirit and charm of winter into your home. Our list includes projects that use the jars themselves as well as the lids

Mason Jar Candle Holder

via The Nerd’s Wife

Mason Jar Snowman

via I Dig Pinterest

Mason Jar Snow Scene

via Under the Sycamore

Snowflake Mason Jar

via It All Started With Paint

Mason Jar Luminaries

via My Patch of Blue Sky

Snowy Mason Jars

via A Pumpkin and a Princess

Mason Jar Snow Globe

via Simple Craves and Olive Oil

Mason Jar Lid and Ornament Wreath

via MomDot

Mason Jar Lid Snowman

via Homeroad

Mason Jar Lid Ornament

via Clean & Scenstsible

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Thursday’s Theme: Harvest DIY Projects From Pinterest

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The title says it all – we’ve compiled a few charming harvest DIY projects from creators all over Pinterest, ranging in skill level and material needs. Tell us about the DIY projects you’ve taken on this fall, and be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more ideas throughout the holiday season.

Harvest Napkin Rings

All this DIY takes is some faux berries, leaves, greenery or all of the above. If you have never added napkin rings to your table, you may be surprised how elegant they make each place setting.

Pumpkin Leaves Printables

These little tags are perfect for marking each place at the table, or spicing up your seasonal displays.

Pumpkin Leaves Free Printable | Ella Claire Blog | DIY

Apple and Pumpkin Candle Holders

A charming idea for turning ordinary tealights into beautiful seasonal mood lights.

Burlap Wreath

This is a great tutorial for a simple burlap wreath that isn’t strictly fall specific, so you could use it all year round.

Pumpkin Terracotta Pots

This is a “We wish we had thought of this!” DIY, and it’s perfect for housing small treats this time of year.

Autumn Serving Tray

Collect some leaves from your own yard for this DIY, and have a charming tray from which to serve your guests this season.

Harvest Yard Signs

This is a more material-intensive DIY, but the result is certainly worth it.

DIY Harvest Yard Sign | Homemade by Carmona Blog | DIY

Fall Harvest Crochet Coaster Set

For those of you who love getting crafty with crochet, this vibrant pattern is free and comes with great instructions.

Free Crochet Pattern – Fall Harvest Coaster Set | A Crocheted Simplicity Blog

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