Home Decor, Love Lantern and a Winter Valentine Mantel


I am slowly transitioning out of January this week

{winter winter go away!}





My pretty poinsettia was looking sad

It has been blasted by a heating vent in our freezing weather

I was tiring of the green garland too,

it was looking cumbersome and I was ready for a change





Ahhh, that’s better!

Hmmm…what could I put in place of the poinsettia…





A lantern decorated for upcoming Valentine’s day!





I gathered ribbon and other Valentine trinkets and got to work





First I made a black and white checked bow with a heart ornament in the center

I used craft wire to secure it to the ring on the top of the lantern





Next came a flying cupid which I hung from the wire securing the bow





I tied a purple ruffled edge ribbon into a bow just behind the red heart

This covers up the wires securing the previous elements





Then I added a black fluffy length of trim and bright pink sheer ribbon on each side





Next came a Hugs & Kisses ornament hung

from strands of Valentine heart wire garland





And final touches of a heart ornament and an MKC tassle,

given to me by very special friends,

hang from the door latch




Since there is so much going on outside the lantern I haven’t put anything inside…









I am going to use the pink pillow right now, and switch it out for the

Bless Your Heart pillow when it’s closer to Valentine’s Day





I added a bottle vase with a poinsettia stem for a fresh element






Then added black and white checked trees to tie in the black and white checked ribbon on the lantern






It still looks wintery but refreshed and ready for another holiday!




If your holiday poinsettia is fading,

and dropping leaves and you’re not going to save it

Cut the stems and put them in a vase to enjoy longer










Juicy Details

Bless Your Heart pillow/Society 6 here


Ombre Wine Cork heart/tutorial here


Poinsettia arrangement here



I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Sweet Inspirations

Happiness is Homemade    Sunday’s Best Linkup

33 Responses to “Home Decor, Love Lantern and a Winter Valentine Mantel”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    Wow Jenna, I love your Love Lantern! And, the mantle does look so pretty with your colorful bottle brush collection and still feels like winter. I always enjoy your step by step tutorials, fun to watch you do your magic. Love the pillow, sure looks like Valentine’s Day. Wow, it’s so cold this week! Stay warm……

  2. Mary says:

    I love your lantern all dressed up for Valentine’s Day Jenna! ♥

  3. Looks like you’re all set for Valentine’s Day Jenna-enjoy:@)

  4. Jenna, your love lantern is dressed perfectly. Your mantel is so pretty refreshed with a nod to Valentine’s Day! ❤️

  5. Oh I adore the lantern. I have several lanterns that I fully intended on making pretty but have not gotten around to it.l I have decided I need more hours in a day! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Kitty says:

    You’ve fancied up your lantern perfectly, Jenna! I love that whimsical cherub that you have hanging on it. This is a fun transitional look for January into February!

  7. It looks so cheerful and happy and very festive. Gee, I can’t even get rid of Christmas…! Love your Jenna-designed pillow. It’s very happy!

  8. Julie says:

    I like the way you decorated the lantern and the heart pillow is pretty Jenna.

  9. pattyanneart says:

    I love your beautiful decorations, Jenna! ❤️❤️Everything is so cheerful. I’m still working on packing up Christmas. 😊

  10. Rhonda says:

    Jenna, sooo cute!! Fits your artistic personality to a T!! I would have stopped probably with only the black and white bow on the lantern because I lack the artistic vision to see what more elements could add.

  11. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a great idea to dress up your lantern and also cutting stems from the Pontsettia to fill a vase. Now that’s what I call getting your monies worth! Saturday, I hope to bring out a few Valentine / heart touches just to help move winter along. Yup, only about 8 weeks until spring…😊

  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oops, that should have been poinsettti. 😄

  13. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh, good night…poinsettia! Whew! I’m going to bed! haha

  14. Nancy says:

    Loving your Lantern! And your mantel is ready for Valentine’s Day!

  15. debra r cantales says:

    I’m done with January too! On with the hearts! I love your lantern all dressed up for Valentine’s Day, and never think to use purple. I like that!

  16. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your lantern turned out amazing!! I like how you tied the black and white ribbon with the tree on your mantel. Such fun! ❤️

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