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Easy ways to decorate your mantel for Valentine's Day

Melissa is the assignment editor and contributing writer for SheKnows Home and Living. While other little girls were playing dress up with Barbie, Melissa was busy remodeling Barbie's house. She now lives out her dream covering design an...

Mantel of love

OK, we admit it. We're suckers for Cupid's holiday. Hearts, flowers and pink... What's not to love? Here are seven Valentine's decoration ideas to get you in the mood (for decorating, that is).
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Lipstick love

Lipstick love

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While every woman deserves to have the perfect shade of red lipstick for Valentine's Day, sometimes you have to work your way through a bunch of colors to find the one that works for you. Put all of those random tubes of lipstick to work! This adorable DIY lipstick art spotted on I Heart Nap Time is so easy even a novice DIYer can manage it in under an hour. Bonus: You can simultaneously clean out your makeup drawer!

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Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

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Nothing says Valentine's Day like a bouquet of roses. Get the biggest bang for your buck by breaking up a bouquet and spreading out the stems in several different containers. This lovely Valentine's Day mantel on Craftberry Bush can be easily recreated with roses, books, silver containers and candles — most of which you probably already have lying around the house.

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Wild hearts

Wild hearts

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Photographer Stacey Morris created this colorful heart mantel display with fabric scraps, but it could also be done with decorative card stock if sewing isn't your thing. Skewers of varying heights placed in Mason jars keep the display from looking boring. You could also use different glass containers for even more variety. Morris was inspired by this picture on Pinterest.

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Young love

Young love

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Got a sweet picture of your kiddos? Use it as the focal point of your mantel like Kristin of Yellow Bliss Road did for her easy Valentine mantel. Print and frame her free Valentine chalkboard printable and add a simple garland to create the look at home.

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Dollar store decor

Dollar store decor

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If your wallet is still recovering from the holiday season, try a visit to your local dollar store for affordable decor that won't break the bank. Blogger Bobbie Byrd of Clumsy Crafter made this Valentine's Day mantel for just a few bucks.

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Lots of love

Lots of love

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OK, we get it. You just took down your holiday decorations and the last thing you want to do is put up more. If you can relate, then this love letters mantel display is for you. Crafter Kelli over at Lolly Jane actually made these faux patina letters, but you could easily find some ready-made at a craft store. Neutral colors give the display staying power long past the holiday of love.

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Burlap banner

Burlap banner

If you're looking to get a little crafty with your Valentine's decorations, try making our Valentine's Day banner. The budget-friendly project costs less than $25 to make and uses common crafting goodies like burlap, glitter and glue.

More Valentine's Day ideas

25 Heart-themed kids' crafts for Valentine's Day
Make a love-ly envelope for kids
Make Valentine's Day special for your kids

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