Add a festive touch to your home this Valentine’s Day with a simple hanging paper heart tree. It’s just the right amount of decor and I bet you already have what you need on hand!
Valentine’s Day has always been a simple celebration in our house. We usually have a nice dinner at home, followed by a delicious homemade dessert, like our favorite French chocolate tart. I also prefer not to do any elaborate decor, but instead something simple and understated. This month I decided to join a few friends to share a sweet idea for your home this Valentine’s Day!
This week Charlie and I made this sweet paper heart tree for our family room. I think of it as a nod to our Easter egg tree that we make each spring. I think it’s a perfect and festive touch for a simple Valentine’s Day!
We used basic card stock, twine and sticks from our yard. I really love this project because we had everything on hand and was easy enough for Charlie to help! Projects that I can recruit Charlie for are always a little more special.
To make the paper hearts we used:
- Card stock in deep red, soft pink, and sage green/moss green
- 1″ heart punch and a 1.25″ or 1.5″ heart punch
- Thin twine
- A glue stick
- A few sticks/branches from our yard
Here’s how we made the handing paper hearts:
- Using two heart punches, we cut out 4 hearts from card stock for each hanging heart.
- Once you have your hearts cut out, you’ll need to fold each one in half, vertically.
- Using a glue stick, apply glue to one side of a heart to join it with a second.
- Apply more glue to the two joined hearts and cut a 3″ piece of twine. Loop the twine and lay in the crease of the two hearts.
- Take your second joined hearts and attach them to your heart with the twine. Press firmly for a couple of seconds and set aside for the glue to dry. Continue these steps to make as many paper hearts as you need.
- Place sticks or branches in a pitcher or vessel of choice and gently hang each heart.
Although making the hearts can be a bit tedious, they’re extremely easy to make. We just put on a movie and started crafting away. There’s so many different prints and colors of card stock, so use what works with your home’s decor. You don’t have to use strictly traditional Valentine’s Day colors, bringing in some soft greens and blues works beautifully. The two different size hearts also keep things interesting.
Coming off of the Christmas holidays, I love that we can celebrate Valentine’s Day with simple little things like our paper heart tree. I’ve found that simple this time of the year is so refreshing. How about you, do you also prefer a simple Valentine’s Day? I’d love to know how you celebrate. For more Valentine’s Day ideas be sure to stop by the other blogs in today’s hop and I hope you have a great weekend, friends!
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DIY Wood Heart Garland // The Happy Housie
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Air Dry Clay Heart Keychains // Modern Glam
Simple Hanging Paper Heart Tree // Sincerely, Marie
DIY Stucco Heart Wall Art // The DIY Mommy
Valentine Paper Placemats (or Platemats?) // My 100 Year Old Home
Fingerprint Heart Mug // My Sweet Savannah
Easy & Affordable Valentine’s Day Wreath // The Design Twins
Christmas Garland to Valentine Wreath // Tatertots & Jello