Monday, January 23, 2012

Giving Our Home A Little Love
 Here is what my kitchen table looked like last weekend when we were trying to clean up the house a bit.  I thought it was a good time to put out the few Valentines decorations I have.  There was one I wanted to do last year, but never got around to it. 
A few weeks ago, my boys and I were at a park and I found the perfect branch for the project. 
You guessed it, a Valentine tree.  I know!  There have been so many done, but I think they're really cute, easy and cheap.  Mine turned out to be FREE.  
Here is my take on it.
 I took one of the Faux Snowballs I made last year, and stuck the branch into it.  I just used a glass jar that I had on hand. 
 Then, I filled it up with fake, plastic snow and the rest of my Faux Snowballs.  It is still Winter around here, so the snow worked great!
If you don't have the fake snow, you could use something like rocks, marbles or even conversation hearts. 
 Here it is ready to be decorated!
 Last year, I bought a big pack of foam stickers at JoAnns for a $1.  So, these are leftovers from last year's projects. 
 Great thing about these is you just peel off the backing, and stick it on the branch.  I don't think it could get any easier than this!  About two minutes later...
 I had a finished, little heart tree!  I have to admit, Valentines is not my favorite thing to decorate for.  We really don't celebrate it, but I know my kids get a kick out of all the little details put into each holiday. 
 I used the rest of the fake snow to fill up these jars.
All of this got put into this old gym basket along with some white lights.
(I still am looking for the perfect lamp for this bookshelf)
I also framed a LOVE Free Printable that I found through Pinterest.  You can find it {HERE}.
The other XO in the frame I'll share with you in another post.  This is nothing new though!  It all comes from last years projects. 
This hasn't been my greatest DIY project, but it was certainly easy and decorates this small area of my home for zero dollars. 


  1. So cute! And I love the vignette! And I'm still wanting your owls! ;) Love ya!

  2. Very cute! I love that you put the snow in it and the lights and basket are so pretty.
    I don't do much for Valentine's day either, maybe one or two things here and there.