Hanging Valentine Plaques

Most of you are familiar with my Valentine Mantle, but what you may have not noticed was this awkward space in between the mantle and the fireplace.

No, we didn’t put the mantle there. No, we can’t move it. It’s too high and honestly it kinda really bugs the crud out of me! However I am thankful that we have a fireplace and a mantle, while misplaced, it’s still a nice feature in our home. Me being me though, couldn’t just leave that empty space alone.
Remember that metal scroll from my thrifty adventures in Arizona? I knew I wanted to use it in this troublesome area and for $4.99 who could pass it up?
I started by painting some pieces of wood with some craft paint.
I found some papers that I liked and thought would fit in nicely with my mantle. Cut them to the size of the boards and decoupaged them on. I also cut out “LOVE” using my Cricut and decoupaged them on top of the papers.
I hot glued some black ribbon to the backs of the pieces of wood so that I could loop them around part of the scroll.

I then glued on some small Velcro pieces, one to each side of the ribbon. This allows me to easily detach and remove the boards so that I can change them with the seasons and holidays!
I hung up the scroll and attached the boards with the ribbon.
I am in love with the papers and they go so well with the items on the mantle!
Now that awkward space is filled and it’s pretty too!
Linking up to these great link parties!


  1. This is so cute! I really need to do a craft with sheet music.

  2. Sweet! Looks great!

  3. Super cute! It definately makes that awkward space look way better – it doesn’t seem awkward at all now. Great job!!!

  4. Such a good idea! I have that same decal hanging in my kitchen, I’m totally going to do this! I don’t know why I can’t think of stuff like this. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


  5. I’m obsessed with your mantle. The wreath, the letters, everything. Totally cute, and SOOO mu style. Great Job!

  6. What a great solution.

  7. Love it! Great solution and reusable to boot!

  8. That is SUPER sweet!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  9. This is such a great idea! You could even change the papers and words for different seasons.

  10. @ Lauren: That’s the plan! : )

  11. Brilliant! Now I bet you are trying to think of 4 letter words… Luvs it.
    A friday’s favorite for sure 🙂

  12. What a great use of that space. I love the love blocks.

    I also wanted you to know that I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award go check out the post here http://funkymomcards.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

  13. That is a crazy big space between the mantle and the fireplace! Wow! I love your solution! Even without the word the scroll adds just the perfect touch.

  14. How weird that your mantle is so high?! That sign looks perfect there and bring the mantle down! Adorable sign!

    Thanks for sharing in FFA!


  15. So cute! Just what that space needed! I love your wreath on the mantle too!

  16. This is adorable!!!

  17. Really cute!

  18. Love it! I am coveting your thrifty find!

  19. I am sitting here wondering how many ideas you are going to give me LOL! I have a backlog of thinks I need to do and I need to think of how work is going to fit in there 🙂

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