Here’s how my little “mantel” (aka shoe cabinet/console table in my entry way) is dressed up for Valentine’s Day. I added just a couple simple little updates, but I’m liking it.
The “love us” gilded canvas, faux shell piece, and little brass rhino normally hang out here, so all I added for this new look was a incredibly quick paper heart garland and a little heart watercolor.
Be sure to check back later this week for details on the watercolor heart, but for now, here’s how I made the garland in about ten minutes flat.
This little garland was my inaugural project for the Silhouette Cameo that I got for Christmas. I can’t believe I waited so long to get that thing going. So much fun! I used the Silhouette to cut a bunch of hearts out of black cardstock. You could totally use a paper punch or cut these by hand too.
But the Silhouette is pretty cool. And it kind of makes 80’s video game noises while it cuts, which is a total bonus, in my opinion.
When I had all my hearts cut out, I just ran those suckers through my sewing machine. The end. Heart garland complete.
Comments + Project Love
Britni Vigil says
I love the way the black heart garland looks!
Everything looks great! Love the black heart garland.
amy w says
I'm LOVING the black hearts and I agree… the sounds the silhouette makes when it's busy working is totally fun!
Aki Altuna says
I love the black and gold – that's totally my style. 🙂
Amy @ Homey Oh My! says
Silhouette envy! Black was a perfect choice. Really keeps to the sophisticated and modern look of your decor :).
Courtney Sanchez says
This whole set up is beautiful!! I was just linking up and this totally caught my eye!! I had to stop by and follow you on Facebook, looking forward to following you and seeing all your creative ideas. <br />Courtney @ CraftsbyCourtney.com.
Dawna Motz says
Stopping in from Do Tell Tuesday….I love your heart mantel! Great idea and it is so simple and you make it look easy to do! Have a great week end!
Krista thehappyhousie says
So pretty- love the non traditional color scheme!
I'm in love with the entire mantel! I just love your style. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I featured you in the spotlight! <br />carolyn ~ homework
Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog says
LOVE everything about this! That faux shell piece is amazing, and I need a Silhouette in the worst way! Your heart garland is beautiful. Pinning!<br /><br />~Abby =)
You have a silhouette, Im sooooo jealous! This is fabulous. How easy just sewing everything together using the sewing machine, I'm going to make some for my next party! Love your whole mantel, it is gorgeous.
so so beautiful!! Thanks so much for linking up at Creativity Unleashed last week. Featuring you tomorrow and hope to see you back. 🙂
Kayla @ Home Coming says
Love this! You've been featured on DIY Weekend! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/02/diy-weekend-projects.html
Chelsea @ Making Home Base says
Beautiful! Now I need to go check out that watercolor heart. I adore it!
Katie Nathey says
I am digging the black heart garland too, especially with the gilded canvas, brass rhino and your watercolor art. LOVE!