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Valentine's Day Mantel {and DIY Heart-Felt Banner}


Valentine’s Day Mantel

DIY Heart-Felt Garland

**supplies **

jute twine


needle and thread


cut out felt heart shapes & stitch edge to twine

space about five inches apart

Valentine's Day Mantel {and DIY Heart-Felt Banner}

Valentine's Day Mantel {and DIY Heart-Felt Banner} Valentine's Day Mantel {and DIY Heart-Felt Banner}

Valentine's Day Mantel {and DIY Heart-Felt Banner}

Valentine's Day Mantel {and DIY Heart-Felt Banner}

Valentine's Day Mantel {and DIY Heart-Felt Banner}


  1. Suzanne

    Love that your Valentine Mantel is so subtle and soft. The X & O combined with the red books and the felt garland are such a simple way to say Happy Valentines Day.
    Just lovely.
    Have a Wonderful Day,

  2. Kelly - Talk of the House

    I could just ditto what Suzanne said above! It is a soft and simple look for the holiday. Beautiful. The X & 0 are perfect! (and I looooooove using books for decoration.)

  3. Alison

    It’s so funny! Just made something similar yesterday. It looks amazing!

  4. Laura

    Years ago, I bought an ampersand (Thank you, Wheel of Fortune, for teaching me that word!) on a clearance whim. I just found it in a drawer the other day. Now I have an idea what to do with it! My girls will love your mantle!

  5. Faith

    Simple and elegant! My kind of project. (:

  6. Vee

    Sweet little garland…

  7. Debbie

    HI Melissa, love your project and your fireplace mantel. It is so wonderful. I like how you stacked your red books….I have a bunch of those and now I’m heading off somewhere in my house…to stack them! hahaha
    Have a blessed day!

  8. Leslie Stewart

    What an adorable Valentine’s Day mantel! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Diane

    Isn’t it amazing what a simple and sweet garland of love will do to make your heart sing! Love the X & O too!!

  10. von

    simple, lovely

    for the garland–glue! I’m allergic to sewing needles :-)

  11. Carrie

    This looks so fun and pretty! My 6 y.o. and I had so much fun making paper hearts this weekend; I think felt hearts might be a good next project for us. <3 Love your X & O, too!

  12. Margaret Feinberg

    Melissa, that is too cute! Can’t wait to make one of my own!

  13. elizabeth

    very quaint! I Like where you put your oars on the wall too. Look great there! What a find. Living that red and white striped pillow too. a simple find?

  14. Carlton Hobbs

    Cute, cheerful and creative! Many thanks for posting this!

  15. Barbara (WA)

    Gee whiz, I’ve never thought of using letters that way but the X and O are perfect and adorable with the red books! Inspired.

  16. Tracey

    I may never take this garland down, so sweet.

  17. KMP Modern

    The DIY felt hearts was so simple and so poetic. I love how you sewed them on the curved side of the hearts. Just a little turn makes a difference between something middle of the road to magical. Also, this is just the craft to make with children. Thanks for posting!

  18. Meeha Meeha

    First time visitor here- that is the sweetest garland ever! Following you now on Hellocotton :)

    • Melissa

      Thanks!!! :-)

  19. Marilyn

    Seriously, Melissa. It’s hard to stalk your books without close-ups! ;-) I love to get book ideas from blogs, and you use them very nicely–but I want a close up of your stacks–please! Happy Valentine’s Day.

    • Melissa

      Ha. Ok I totally forget that but I will try to take some book pics for ya soon!!!

  20. Jessica

    Of course I love the mantel, but I REALLY love the wood paddles that I see making a sneak appearance in the background!! Would you mind sharing how you got them to hang crossed???

    Thanks again for the beautiful inspiration!

  21. Julie

    It looks perfect – I love it! And, I love your new blog design, too! :)

  22. Cindy

    Love your new site :)

  23. DecadesofVintage

    love the simplicity, the elegance and always loving books as art!!

  24. Hampshire Furniture

    Love this elegant Valentine’s Day mantel. Such a sophisticated way to celebrate and incorporate a bit of love-day style. In the UK Valentine’s Day is seen as a bit tacky, but I think that’s because the supermarkets are full of plastic trinkets which are not cute.


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