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.