Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I Heart....

The Valentine display on my mantel is (very) slowly but surely coming together! Earlier this week, I put together a little wooden heart "bouquet." I'm not ready to show the whole mantel yet, but I hope to have it finished tomorrow! And I'm quickly realizing that the pukey lovely orange color we painted around our fireplace doesn't really go with red & pink Valentine's decorations (or red & green Christmas decorations, or anything else for that matter!) I loved the color when I first painted it, but now I'm thinking something a little more neutral would have been the way to go! So for now, no mantel pictures! I did take a few of the hearts sitting on my piano - the one thing in the house that always seems to looks good in photos!

I just used some wooden heart shapes I had in my craft stash and glued a wooden shish-ka-bob skewer to the back.

Then painted them with red, pink & white paint from the trusty stash and stuck them in a vase with glass easy!!

By the way, have I mentioned how bummed I am that Picnik is closing? Does anyone else use another photo editing site that they can recommend? I tried Photobucket but it seems not quite as user-friendly...guess I might just have to learn to deal with it!

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  1. Cute! Can't wait to see the completed mantle. :-)

  2. looking forward to the end result too. x

  3. That is so cute!! Can't wait to see the mantle all finished! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  4. I have a link to options when Picnik closes...stop by and check them out! It's the link on top with the monkey. I'm bummed too!! Thanks for sharing at my party!! XO, Aimee