Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine Tree

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Last Wednesday I  made some little sweet hearts when we had a 'no school ice day' and left you with a promise that I would show you today where I would put them BUT first I had to make it!  It's a Valentine Tree!!!

I got the idea to make a Valentine Tree ..... well really a tree that can be used year round for each holiday, just by changing up the decorations ..... from Leslie over at A Spoonful of Everything.  I thought it was such an adorable idea, I just had to copy it.  I hope you don't mind Leslie!

On my morning walk, I grabbed the pruning shears and headed out the door.  Since the ice storm, it isn't as easy to walk around as it use to be!

Making my way carefully around the property, I searched for the perfect branches that would make up my little 'tree'.  I wanted to make sure I chose some sturdy ones as I am hoping to use the 'tree' for Easter, Canada Day, July 4th ..... you see where I am going with this?

Finding the 'best' bush on the property, I carefully trimmed some branches ..... I don't want to kill the poor bush and headed back indoors where there is no ice that could break a hip or something.

Finding a large enough 'vase' that wouldn't topple once the branches were placed inside, I proceeded to decorate my Valentine Tree. 
 
 
Isn't it just cute?  So easy but oh so festive.  I do however have to make more hearts....either that or make my tree a tad bit smaller as there seems to be quite a few branches!  Now Suzan made a comment the other day to add red lights....oh how I wish I had some!  That would really 'add' to the tree.  I also love the idea that Katie had to hang them from ribbons in the window.  I think I need to make A LOT more!
 
 
Do you have such a thing?  If you do, I would love to hear about it and see it on your blog!  Just leave a comment and I will head over to check it out.  
 
         
Then after seeing Stephanie's Paper and Yarn Valentine Trees over at The Enchanting Rose, I wanted to make one of those as well!  My yarn was quite thick enough so I had to wrap around the paper cone twice to make it appear full. 
 
 
Thanks for the idea Stephanie, although yours are so much prettier! 
 
Remember to give your loved ones a hug!

17 comments:

  1. Wow! You are really into Valentine's Day already! Cute ideas Debbie.

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  2. I'm not a huge Valentine's day-er, but this is pretty cute.

    Instead of red lights, I would paint the twigs-- The first image that popped in my head was white (and sparkly, maybe some glitter?), but witht the white vase, you may be better served painting them pink or red (or a mixture of white, pink & red). That would add that little extra pop of color!

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    1. Ooooh, love that idea of painting the twigs! I could always put them in a red vase with white twigs. Great idea CM! Thanks!

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  3. Good Afternoon Debbie, Oooh, those little hearts look lovely. I like the way you have hung them.
    I do a similar thing at Easter with branches. Usually the first bush to flower in my part of the world is Forsythia and this happens at Easter. I pick sprays of the bush, pop them into a vase as you did, then hang Easter eggs...the small decorative kind, then as the house is warmer than outside, the buds turn into beautiful yellow flowers which are sprinkled amongst the eggs.
    Thank you for braving the cold to show us your beautiful hearts.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Thanks Daphne, I like the sounds of your bush with the flowers and eggs! It sounds just darling. Have a great weekend and maybe you will post a picture of your Easter tree when it comes?

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  4. Very cute idea! Though red lights would add some color, even clear lights would look good, too.

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    1. Thanks Kristi...yes clear would work as well. Thanks!

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  5. Very cute Deb. But then again, all your creations adorable!

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    1. Thanks Deannie! I hope all is going good your way. Hugs.

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  6. Nice to have found your site via sew many ways! I need to get more valentine decor up....so thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Explore! I am so glad you stopped by. :0)

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  7. Very cute Valentine decorations.

    M :)

    PS: I left you an email.

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    1. Thanks Melinda, yes, I got it. I had the kids work on them today for a bit. :0)

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  8. lovely use of ideas Debbie. I like your valentine cone tree!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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    1. Thanks Cath! Have a great weekend. :0)

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  9. Some great ideas for Valentines day Debbie. Thanks for sharing, I might try and make something myself this year :)

    x

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I love reading all of them. Have a wonderful day.

Debbie

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