Vintage Rose Valentine’s Day Mantel
Every year I like to switch up my interior design for holidays. For Valentine’s Day this year, I’ve decorated my mantel in a vintage rose theme.
I love the way it turned out, especially with the rose oil painting I put on our tv.
This is not a frame TV however, I explain a hack I used to turn it into one below.
How to Create this Vintage Rose Valentine’s Day Mantel
To get the vintage vibe, I dried roses upside down.
Once they were dry I put them in bud vases.
I used pink, off-white, and white bud vases.
Although the vases varied in height and shape they are all fairly short so that ties them together.
I designed each vase so that they only held one or two roses, except the vases on the ends.
The end vases contained more roses.
I did this to add visual weight on both ends of the mantel.
I placed three candle holders with tapered candles on both ends of the mantel.
The tapered candles add height, bulk, and balance where the space was empty.
The candles are white and pink to match the rest of the decor.
Then I placed a beaded garland to run most of the length of the mantel.
The beaded garland adds texture and color.
It also keeps the eye moving—drawing the eye along the length of the mantel.
For more tips on how to decorate a mantel, check out this post here.
Finally, even though we do not own a ‘frame TV’ I did a hack to turn our smart TV into a frame TV.
How to Turn a Smart TV into a Frame TV Hack
I did this by searching frame TV flower art on YouTube. I found an image I really liked.
I then opened up YouTube on our TV app (this is a smart TV and I think it has to be in order to do this hack, you can also screen mirror from a device as well).
I played this video on 25x slow; it cycles through beautiful vintage rose art very slowly. The first image on 25x slow will show for about 40 minutes. You can also adjust brightness and color balance if desired.
You cannot pause the video or your TV will turn off, you’ve got to keep it running which is why this YouTube artwork video is nice as the video takes hours on 25x slow to finish.
If you are hosting and do not want to worry about it stopping, you can also place the video in a playlist on Youtube and set the playlist on repeat and it should play indefinitely.
Supply List and cost for this Vintage Rose Valentine’s Day Mantel
3 round glass pink bud vases, I got these from World Market with a coupon for $6.00 or $2.00 each.
3 dot bud bases in pink. I purchased these from World Market with a coupon for $6.00 or $2.00 each.
1 small bud vase borrowed from my grandma (free)
1 small round white vase Temu = had
1 tall off white vase borrowed from my grandma (free)
2 tall white large tapered candles = had
4 tall pink large tapered candles = had
1 strand of wood beaded garland at least 68″ long. I purchased mine from Burke Decor for 1/2 off and free shipping. They came out to be $9.00 a strand. I purchased 3 total strands and used two of the three to make this beaded garland wreath.
If, when you are reading this, Burke Decor no longer sells this particular beaded garland, you can check out this link for wire beaded garland and use something similar. Alternatively, you can purchase pink, purple, and off white wooden small beads and string them on wire and twist the wire as you strand them to make something similar.
20 dried roses- The roses came from the centerpieces that I made for my sister’s wedding dinner.
She said I could keep the roses and dry them, so I did. I bought the roses from Smith’s Food and Drug and Costco= Free
Youtube artwork= free
The total cost for this Vintage Rose Valentine’s Day Mantel was $21.00
Using and reusing items you have on hand and purchasing new items on sale with coupons can make switching up holiday decor affordable and fun.
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