I used items that I had around the house including my tissue paper heart and my paint chip banner that I made in previous years. I added the “LOVE” banner this year. I was able to make the banner AND put together the mantel during my son’s nap time. Score 1 for mom!
For the banner, I cut 6″x6″ squares from and old IKEA curtain then stenciled on the letters. I hung it with mini clothespins and bakers twine. Simple and done!
At first I had the frames lined up on the mantel but then decided to hang them up gallery wall style. I like it so much better than having them in a straight line. The actual mantel was bare so I added some blue mason jars. I hope those things never go out of style. I absolutely love them.
I’m super happy with the way this one turned out and I didn’t spend a dime!