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Decorating a Valentine’s Day tree – or otherwise named “love tree” – is on of my favorite romantic things to do in this period of the year. Once embellished, I place Valentine’s Day tree on the center of my dining table and the red, pink and white elements hanged from the tree branches provide the room with a festive and romantic look.
If you too want to decorate a Valentine’s Day tree to brighten the atmosphere these days here’s how to proceed.
How to make a Valentine’s Day tree
Table of Contents
- How to make a Valentine’s Day tree
- Valentine’s Day tree ornaments
- Valentine’s Day garlands and love themed string lights
- Bird tree ornament ideas
- More Valentine’s Day tree ornaments to choose from
- Alternative Valentine’s Day tree to decorate
In order to male a Valentine’s Day tree, you will need… the tree. The first step is thus a walk in a park near your house or in the forest as you will need to gather some branches. Choose long branches with not too many stems on them. Note that you aren’t going to make a Halloween tree, though, but the spring hasn’t come yet so the branches must be naked.
Obviously, you can also buy some branches from the store.
Once you have gathered a dozen branches, here’s what you’ll need:
- A transparent vase – if you want more color in your decor choose a red or pink one. If you don’t have such a vase on hand, use a jar that you can paint red or pink,
- Heart shaped ornaments,
- Valentine’s Day garlands,
- Optional: acrylic red, pink and white paint for the branches.
- If you want an entirely white, pink and red love tree, paint 4 branches white, 4 x pink and 4 x red,
- Otherwise, place the natural branches in the vase,
- Arrange the Valentine’s Day garlands around the branches,
- Hang your love tree ornaments to the branches,
- Place the vase on a table where everybody can see it.
Valentine’s Day tree ornaments
There are many different Valentine’s Day tree ornaments you can choose from to decorate your romantic tabletop decor. These items consist in the same type of objects used in your Christmas decor. Except they are love themed, of course. Here are some of those you are going to find in stores.
Valentine heart ornaments
These range from red glass heart ornaments to porcelain, wool and felt decorations. Valentine heart ornaments come in boxes of several items or can be purchased as stand alone item, depending on the manufacturer’s offers.
Valentine’s Day Tree Ornaments – Home & Valentine’s Day DecorBold Red Heart with Long Tassel Ornament3 Flowers on Wooden Hearts Christmas OrnamentsTwo Hearts, One Love Ornament by LenoxHallmark 2014 Friends of the Heart OrnamentValentines Day Heart Ornaments (Red)Winters Frost Nordic Heart OrnamentDemdaco Wool Heart Ornaments, Set of 3 AssortedFaith & Love Glass Heart Ornaments Jeweled Set of 3
Valentine’s Day garlands and love themed string lights
You can add a Valentine’s Day garland to your love tree, this will add to the cheerful look of it. More than one garland is recommended if you have a very big tree. And for a cosy atmosphere at dusk, make use of Valentine light hearts – or Valentine Day string lights. They’ll provide the room with an intimate and warm ambience.
Shiny Red Beaded Christmas Garland 9′ x 8mmGleam ‘N Flex Heart Garland (red) Party AccessoryFestive Wool Felt Heart Garlands, in ValentineStarlite Creations Battery Operated LED Metallic Jewel Garland, 9Set of 100 Pink Mini Christmas Lights – WhiteSet of 20 Red LED Mini Valentine’s Day Heart
Bird tree ornament ideas
Birds are also a great type of embellishments for your holiday tree. My favorite for such a theme are red bird clip ornaments but you can choose the color that best meets your needs. Here are some bird tree ornament ideas that will inspire you.
More Valentine’s Day tree ornaments to choose from
Many other items can greatly decorate your Valentine’s Day tree. Delicate red balls made out of mouth-blown glass or hand-painted with a flower theme will add to the fairy look of your tabletop decor. Flowers are among the most popular gifts for the holiday, they thus have a place on the tree. Toppers, provided that they’re red or love themed, are also one of the many components of the decor.
Bethany Lowe Designs Valentine Tree TopperKurt Adler 14″ Lighted Red Bow Hanger Tree TopperQueens of Christmas Finial Topper Ornament, 12″, RedHand Painted Glass Ornament, Cherry Blossoms on Red CO-203CafePress White and Red Lotus Flower Yoga Om SnowflakeRed Flower Clip – Blown Glass Christmas OrnamentPink, Red & Purple Tulips – Noble Gems GlassDisney Parks Valentine Roses Mickey Mouse Ears Hat OrnamentChemArt Rose Ornament – Gold Finished Ornament
Alternative Valentine’s Day tree to decorate
2′ Snow White Artificial Christmas Tree – UnlitThere is another option that I didn’t choose for myself because the one detailed above allows me to reuse my branches for ALL major holidays of the year apart from Christmas. Then once one is over, I can replace the ornaments with Mardi Gras themed ones, Easter ornaments, etc. When using Mason jars styled vases, you can paint some in different colors to as to match the holiday colors (example: pale blue for Easter, orange for Halloween, etc.)
But I digress. The other option I wanted to let you know about is the artificial white Christmas tree. You don’t have to get a 4″ tall tree for the purpose of decorating it for the occasion, a table top tree will do the job.
All you’ll need are red and pink garlands as well as red and pink ornaments. You could even add heart shaped Christmas lights around it and have it lighted at night. This will provide the room with a warm and cosy atmosphere.
So now it’s your turn. Go make a Valentine’s Day tree and let me know how it worked.