I admit that I am really not one that gets that excited about Valentine's Day. I am also pretty anti-store-bought cards. But, the mantle was in desperate need of some love, so this is what I came up with. Our fireplace used to be really nasty red brick, until one late night my poor husband finally caved and agreed to get out the white paint. Days later (he was not amused) it was finally a beautiful white! The mantle is a beam from my husbands grandparents barn on their farm. It was saved when the barn was burned down and I love the history of it, and the look of course.
The X and O were white letters I picked up then just painted using a little paint pot sample you get at the hardware store. I love those.
The snowflakes were Christmas ornaments that I kept up, and just liked how the looked with the mantle. The little pipe cleaner trees are from this tutorial which I found on pinterest.
The felt hearts on skewers were how I kept my 3 1/2 year old occupied one afternoon. We just added them to a jar, filled it with some sand and added it a bit of twine at the top, just because.