Crafty Friday: Valentine Heart Tree Decor

It's never too early to decorate for Valentine's Day! Not only is this Valentine Heart Tree fun to make, but it's a perfect romantic or snow day project to work on at home. #ValentinesDay #crafty

Why? Because it’s cool. And because I’m in Florida right now and wanted to share while I’m away.

MAINLY, it’s because Valentine’s Day is totally my thing. I’d call it my favorite holiday, but since I don’t actually have a favorite holiday, I’ll say what I love about it. It’s my favorite holiday for decorations. It’s my favorite holiday for decor in general, and for colors, socks, leggings, shirts, and boxes of chocolate. I have so many stories about Valentine’s Day, but each one deserves its own post. They’re all coming, I promise. I’ll leave you with one Valentine’s Day story today.

I think you deserve that!

It's never too early to decorate for Valentine's Day! Not only is this Valentine Heart Tree fun to make, but it's a perfect romantic or snow day project to work on at home. #ValentinesDay #crafty

It was February 9th, 1989 (but who’s counting)? I was settling down for a nice night in front of the TV. Specifically it was TGIF – remember that amazing lineup of shows on ABC? Surely you do! Full House was my personal delight, and I could quote a mean Steve Urkel from my Family Matters love. My sister wanted to go out with friends but my mom said we all had to stay because they were having “close” friends over and these “close” friends had a new baby my parents wanted us to meet. What?? Well, ok. I didn’t question it. I got set up in my TV bliss. Then the guests arrived and came downstairs holding the whitest, fluffiest, cutest puppy I’d ever seen. I just figured, “Oh, ok. They brought their cute puppy AND their baby.”

My mom had tears in her eyes when they placed the puppy on the floor. “Do you know whose puppy this is?” “Yes. Theirs.”

“No, it’s ours.”

Ours.

That was the best valentine I ever did get, especially as a kid. Ours. My parents always told us we couldn’t get pets. Turns out we could. Also, the guests weren’t their close friends (breeders) and there was no baby either. I bet you knew that.

Now, onto Valentine’s Day! It’s NOT too early to decorate. Let it be a month long! Let it be a year long!

It's never too early to decorate for Valentine's Day! Not only is this Valentine Heart Tree fun to make, but it's a perfect romantic or snow day project to work on at home. #ValentinesDay #crafty

Valentine Heart Tree Decor:

Materials:

Dead branch with many small limbs
Cardboard
Scissors
Thick yarn
Clear jar of vase
Jewels, stones or sand for the bottom of your clear container
Gold spray paint

Instructions:

1 – Begin by spray painting your tree branch gold. Do this outside and leave it out to dry.
2 – While the branch is drying, cut out some heart shapes from cardboard. You want the heart shapes to be empty inside, as they will act as your forms for making your small yarn heart ornaments for the Valentine tree.
3 – Begin to wrap each of the cardboard heart shapes with thick yarn. You can use any yarn you have on hand, but thick yarn gives better coverage and helps you get the forms covered much faster.
4 – Once you finish wrapping each heart, tie off the end in the back.
5 – Loop a piece of yarn around the top of each yarn covered cardboard heart and tie it in a knot. This will serve as the hanger for your yarn heart ornament.
6 – Fill the bottom of a clear jar or vase with your choice of colored jewels, stones or even sand.
7 – Stick the spray painted branch into the jar and decorate it with your yarn heart ornaments.

It's never too early to decorate for Valentine's Day! Not only is this Valentine Heart Tree fun to make, but it's a perfect romantic or snow day project to work on at home. #ValentinesDay #crafty

It's never too early to decorate for Valentine's Day! Not only is this Valentine Heart Tree fun to make, but it's a perfect romantic or snow day project to work on at home. #ValentinesDay #crafty

It's never too early to decorate for Valentine's Day! Not only is this Valentine Heart Tree fun to make, but it's a perfect romantic or snow day project to work on at home. #ValentinesDay #crafty

Enjoy!

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.

Comments

Crafty Friday: Valentine Heart Tree Decor — 11 Comments

  1. Nice work! I’ve sure had some memorable Valentine’s Days.

    I’m looking for a puppy. I want a Border Collie Golden Retriever mix. They are very hard to find in the Florida area.

    Hope you are warm and toasty now!

  2. I hope you’re enjoying Florida right now and the sunshine. Madison’s pre-school did something very similar a year ago and I loved it. It didn’t look as good since it was mainly 3-4yr olds doing it, but still good. Yours is fab and I may just make one with her this year as well.

  3. A friend of mine bought a small fake tree and leaves it up year round – she decorates it for each season. I love this idea – and your heart tree is perfect! And that puppy story – LOVE!

  4. Enjoy your vacation!! I am loving this craft. I can actually do this one 🙂 Valentine’s Day is always one of those holidays that just sneaks up on you!

  5. My days of crafting Valentine’s decorations are over, but I’m always up for a good dog story! What a perfect Valentine’s gift. We are fostering puppies this weekend, but my Valentine’s gift will be giving them back. 😉

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