Every year I celebrate my birthday with some sort of themed party. This year we made the drive to IKEA where we all had long shopping lists of items we wanted to buy. If you follow The Crowned Goat on Instagram or Facebook you may have already seen two of the chairs I brought home that day. I was so torn about paying the extra money for these chairs. They were almost triple the price of the chairs I originally had on my list. But my sweet mom and baby sister wouldn’t let me leave the store with anything less than what I truly loved. I’m so thankful I brought these chairs home that day.
Last year I had a crafternoon birthday party. I really wanted to learn how to make pom poms out of yarn. My sister LiLi taught us how to make them and they were so much easier than I thought they would be. Before long we had piles of different colored pom poms.
We glued some of the pom poms to sticks and made flowers. I put them in a spice jar basket I found at World Market and now they’re giving my guest bathroom a happy vibe.
I made a wreath with the leftover pom poms from the party. You’ll need a good amount of pom poms so make sure you make those first. I used a straw wreath form I purchased for $3.99 from a local craft supply store. Next I used hot glue gun to secure the pom poms to the wreath.
The pom pom wreath became the inspiration for my Valentine’s Day mantle last year. Everything I used on the mantle I already had on hand at home which made it super easy to bring together. The old adage, “bring home what you truly love and you’ll find a place for it” is really true.
I used two pictures that I previously covered with old book pages and Mod Podge to help with the neutral backdrop I envisioned.
Then I added layers of texture with books, paper doilies and scraps of burlap.
You guys already know how much I love ironstone. I’ve used this same piece on the mantle for almost every season.
Even after I got everything up I remember thinking it just needed something else. So at the last minute I decided to add this sweet little garland made out of heart shaped paper doilies.
It’s crazy to think I made this pom pom wreath last year because I saw pom poms being used on everything over the holidays this year. I think they’re just so versatile you can use them wherever you like. I even had them on my cheerleading shoes when I was cheering for the blue team back in the day. I know you’re wishing I could fish that picture out of the archives he he.
See you guys back here tomorrow with easy last minute Valentine decorating ideas for the kitchen table.