Valentine's tree

It's been awhile since I've posted one of my own projects on the ol' blog. There are many reasons for this: my little one starting walking at 8 1/2 months! I was not prepared for this and I spend a lot of time chasing after him. I also found putting away all the Christmas stuff to be a bear of a job. Can I hear an AMEN out there! Then there is just get back to regular life after winter break with dentist and doctor appt.'s etc. Anyway, without further ado.....

Here is my Valentine's tree!

I'm going to show you how I put it together.

I made some tags for the first time and I LOVED it!! You will be seeing more tags on this blog!

I used distress ink, ribbon, buttons and scrapbook stickers.

I found these wood hearts 4 for $1.00 at JoAnne's.

I covered them with scrapbook paper. I also hot glued on some twine loops for hanging.

If you'd like more instruction on making them click here.

I bought this at an after Christmas sale and covered it the same way.

I rested it in the pot. The mercury glass bird was after Christmas clearance at Target, less than $1.50 woo hoo!


I taped this old ribbon I had from last year onto some red candles and also taped the curled ribbon onto the fabric. This way I can easily remove it when Valentine's day is over.

So there you go! Oh, I forgot to tell you about the tree.

It's a large branch from my yard that I spray painted white. It is sitting in some floral foam which is covered with Spanish moss.

All the elements took a little while with my little one toddling round. But all are simple and fun to do.

Isn't this tree going to be fun to decorate at Easter!!

21 comments:

  1. Uh...Amen to boxing up Christmas stuff being a pain and Amen to having an 8.5 month walker. My Sydney was one of those!

    I do think we're coming to Las Vegas during our kids spring break. We are trying to stop and see Scott's grandparents in San Francisco and Scott's grandmother in Las Vegas. Maybe I should stop and grab Sunny in San Fran, throw her in my suitcase, and stop by your house in LV!

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  2. very cute display, love all the hearts covered in scrapbook papers and the word love nestled in the pot. Very cute! Blessings, Marla

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  3. Amen! So fun to but up, not so fun to put away.

    Love your Valentine's Tree and all the ornaments you made to go on it. I hope I'll have time to make a similar one this year, it's just so fun.

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  4. Very cute! Love your tags! It will be fun to decorate for Easter; I always see little Easter trees in the stores.

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  5. Amen from me!

    You are so creative! I love the tree and the tags. I have made a few, and they are fun!!

    Can't believe your baby is walking!
    Rhonda

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  6. Those tags are SO CUTE! I love the style of it all. You always have perfect taste and do a beautiful job. Also, I painted some sticks white in a previous post on my blog too. ;) This Valentine project turned out adorable!

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  7. mom and I love the tree

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  8. Very fun display! I have to agree with Kathy, this will be fun to decorate for Easter as well.

    Chelsea

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  9. This is such a cute idea....now if only our trees weren't buried under 3feet of snow ;-)

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  10. This is precious! I love it! I think I'll take a trip to Joann's tomorrow to get some of those hearts.

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  11. I love the valentine tree, very sweet!

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  12. Very cute tree. Could double tree use for Easter.

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  13. Lisa, you are so ahead of the Valentine's Day holiday! We had our son home from college for the first time in a year and a half. It is difficult to get back into a routine and an empty nest! He walked way before a year, too. Have fun because they grow up so quickly.

    Love all your tags!

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  14. Oh Lisa sweetie...
    You did an awesome job with this little tree. It looks so festive and yes it can be used for so many things. I saw a beautiful red heart garland at Wal-Mart that you could also string around like gardland on a Christmas tree. Check it out. You might just like it.

    I love the tags you have made. I too just bought a few and gave it a try. I figured what could it hurt. Yours turned out so pretty. Great job considering you have a little one under foot.

    Thanks for sharing sweetie. Have a beautiful Monday.

    Country hugs from Country Wings in Phoenix, Sherry

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  15. Your Valentine's tree is so stickin' cute!!! By the way...your mercury bird is a huge score! Why can't I find cool stuff like that?

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  16. Very cute! Love the mercury glass bird. I saw one at our Target and now I wish I would have picked it up when I had the chance!

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  17. Cute decor for Valentine's Day! I love seeing all the cool VD projects people come up with!

    Please feel free to add these to Talented Tuesdays at My Frugal Family!

    http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday.html

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  18. I love your tree so much I did something similar with a black brack at halloween but and now I think I have to do this too. I will post and link back when I get it all together yeay.

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  19. Lisa,
    I love all of it!! You have great style. Thanks for joining my surprise party today!
    happy crafting!
    Linda

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  20. Very lovely tree! thanks for the inspiration :)

    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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