I’m in the process of decorating my home with Valentine’s Day decor and wanted to share my Valentine tree I have in my kitchen.
After the new year, I take all my ornaments off of my gingerbread themed tree and decorate it with Valentine ornaments. It’s a great little transition and an excuse to keep my little tree up just a bit longer!
I found my tree a few years back at Dollar General for $12.00. They still carry them so be on the look out next Christmas season. Here’s the one I bought.
Once it’s set up you can start to decorate! I made some felt hearts and re decorated some old Christmas ornaments I had.
The felt hearts are really simple to create. All you need is some felt sheets, fiber fill (stuffing), embellishments, needle and thread, or a glue gun.
1st, make a template of a heart any size you want, then trace it onto your felt sheet. You will cut two of these out (front & back pieces).
2nd, glue the edges together leaving an opening big enough for you to be able to add stuffing. If you are handy with a needle, you can sew the edges together and leave an opening.
3rd, add your stuffing and be careful to not overfill. Glue or sew your opening shut.
4th, now you can embellish them. I added an assortment of glitter, bows, and buttons to mine. Add a loop of twine or ribbon to the back for hanging or you can hang them with hooks like so.
1st, take some old ornaments (I used plastic) and paper mache small pieces of newspaper to the ornament until it is completely covered and let dry.
2nd, once dry add glitter or paint to the exterior. I brushed mine on with a light coat so the paper would show thru. Be sure to let these dry after painting.
3rd, you can start embellishing. I made some gift tags with cardstock and Valentine’s Day themed stamps. Add these to your ornaments with pretty ribbon or twine and your ornaments are ready to be hung.
These were picks I found at Dollar Tree and I just removed the stick and hot glued some hooks to the top.
Add a bow or embellishment to the top of your tree and your tree will be complete!
I’ve linked some fun options below If you’re not into DIY and you can have your tree up in no time!
I hope you have fun creating your own tree decor. Let me know if you put one up. I’d love to see it.
Thanks for reading
~The Dimestore Gypsy