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!