Monday, January 18, 2010
Hi everyone! I think it’s time to get out a few Valentine decorations.
Last year I made a Valentine Tree using branches from my yard which I spray painted white, empty food boxes and some scrapbook paper.
I pulled some cereal boxes and some goldfish boxes out of recycling because I didn’t have any card stock and it’s a good way to re-cycle those boxes.
I traced a heart shape and cut them out. They’re really pretty colorful as they are and I think they could be hung as is.But I added some scrapbook paper. Glued the two together (this way it’s not just floppy paper hanging), punched a hole and hung them off the branches with some red yarn.
I saved those hearts and this year I added a few embellishments to them and once again used branches from my yard (wish I’d find a white feather tree).
I had some pipe cleaners left over from Christmas and a few other odds and ends that I used.
I hot glued the pipe cleaners around the outside of the hearts. Some I glittered, some I just added some little bits of this and that.
This is a fun project for the kids to do. If they’re old enough to use scissors they can cut out the heart shapes. Or you can have all the hearts cut out and give them some stuff to decorate them with. It’s like decorating sugar cookies!
I used all different kinds of papers. But if you wanted a tree that wasn’t so whimsical, you could do something like all toile hearts.
I think it would be a cute centerpiece if you scale it down a bit. Anyway, it’s a really inexpensive project that you can do using what you have on hand and everyone can help make it!
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful week!