I wanted to find a cute, easy way to dress up a mantle for Valentine’s Day, but I had two parameters: it had to be cheap, and it couldn’t be all pink (yuck lol). Digging through what craft stuff I have easy access to in our current small living space, I dug out two blank 4×6 ivory cards, some post-it notes, highlighters, and a pair of scissors.
(Don’t you love the old media shelf that I use as a craft tray? Ah, pressed wood haha.)
I cut the cards in half on the seam and wrote the letter/symbol that I wanted on each card in a corresponding color to the post-it I wanted to use. Notice that I messed up the heart proportions, but because I was going to cover it up with post-its anyway so it wasn’t a big deal.
I cut only the adhesive strip of the post-its off and kept the paper-only part to use with pushpins on my bulletin board so it didn’t go to waste. I then cut the adhesive strips into small, irregular pieces of varying sizes and shapes and placed them over the highlighted areas. I tried to make sure that it was as imperfect as possible!
Once I finished all four pieces, I went on a hunt for a frame. I thought about doing a single frame around 8×10 but I’m cheap and found four silver frames with a matte included. Sure, there was an obnoxious “woof” imprint on the glass, but at $1 a piece, I just removed the glass and called it a day. They are 5×7 frames so if I want to purchase panels of glass from Hobby Lobby later, I can do it cheaply and easily.
Here’s the final product (in crappy lighting, on a dreary day, with a really old point-and-shoot on a tiny mantle that isn’t mine) from a few angles. Not to shabby for a grand total of $4!
3 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Valentine’s Decor”
Super cute and easy! Great idea!
Thanks, Val! Can’t wait to try your plarn!
Sticky notes as mosaic tiles? You never cease to amaze me 😀