It seems a bit early to have my Valentine's mantel up, but since I wanted to post about it I figured I needed to get it put together and finished.
I made a couple of things for this mantel, the first being the 3 pom pom hearts hanging from the mirror, which can be read about in this post.
The other thing I whipped up was the pink candle holder. While strolling through Goodwill, I came across this green vase for 99¢. I liked the bubble effect. I also bought the small plate for 49¢. Using some E6000 glue, I bonded them together.
I ran into a problem though...When I placed a pillar candle on it, the balance was off and the candle tipped over. Back to Goodwill I went. I picked up another, larger, 49¢ plate to glue to the bottom of the vase and spray painted it pink. Much better. I placed some of the extra crystals from the pom pom hearts on the plate, however I think it would look cuter with some Conversation Hearts (I'll have to pick some of those up soon.)
The Finished Product