I LOVE Valentines Day. Okay, I love any excuse to decorate. Keep in mind that I live in the teeny tiniest little loft apartment and don't have a mantel so the top of my bookshelf serves this purpose. Since the decorations are supposed to be for Valentine's Day I had to add some pictures of my Love Caleb. I especially love the one of us from Freshman year of college. Caleb's hair makes me smile. :) The other is one of our engagement photos.
I picked up the little angel and the paper doilies from Dollar Tree. I strung the doilies through ribbon to hang them up and then added my Mason Jars with some carnations. Carnations just happen to be my favorite flower... I'm a cheap date. I dug out an old scrap of fabric to put underneath. It's almost like a game to scrounge around through all my junk to try and see what I can put together!
I knew that I wanted to add a homemade touch and once again, I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew that it was something that I was going to try. It was really easy and only took about a half an hour to make a chain that was long enough to drape over the bookshelf.
All you need is some scrapbook paper, a ruler, a pencil or pen, and a stapler. I put the ruler down on the paper and made the strips the width of the ruler so that they would all be uniform. I cut the strips, then folded them in half to make them the right length. The pictures below do a better job at explaining how to put the chain together than I think I could do trying to put it into words.
And there you go! Totally Valentine worthy!