Make a budget friendly Valentine’s Day Branch Heart Tree using painted twigs and lots of Dollar Tree items. This is an easy heart craft that can be easily made in a few hours.
Keeping seasonal decor inexpensive is always a goal. Using twigs and simple dollar store hearts, it helps to keep the cost low.
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I love the look of Valentine’s Day branches with hearts. I’ve seen lots of them that leave the twigs natural, but I prefer a painted look. The bright white branches combined with red hearts is a pretty combination.
Branch Hearts for Valentine’s Day
I decided to make this heart tree after I was clearing some twigs and branches that fell from a large tree in our yard a couple of weeks ago. I pulled out three of them that I thought would be a good size.
As I was designing this in my head, I began to look for items I had on hand that could be used. I’m all about not spending any new money for Valentine’s Day Decor. It’s not a holiday that I do a lot of decorating for, but I do like to have a few pieces out.
A package of satin hearts along with the rose petals helped me to come up with the basic design for the Valentine’s Day Tree.
On a recent trip to Dollar Tree, I bought a few items that I can use for Valentine’s crafting. These plastic heart bracelets caught my eye for the tree.
I sorted through my bins of Valentine’s day crafting items and found several wood hearts that just needed to be painted.
If you’re like me, you have an abundant supply of glass vases. Once a year, I sort through them and donate some and keep the ones that are the prettiest. I needed a tall vase and this was the tallest I had on hand.
Since the branches would have a hard time standing up on their own inside of the vase, I needed something to hold them together. A sturdy wrapping paper cardboard tube was just right for this. I needed to cut it down to fit inside of the vase using as utility knife.
To keep the tube from leaning inside the vase, I attached a round wood disc with hot glue to the bottom of it.
Next, I added hot glue to the wood disc and placed the tube in the center of the vase. Using hot glue means that once Valentine’s Day is over, I will be able to pull the tube out of the vase to reuse the vase later.
The red rose petals are arranged around the outside of the tube. I used a ruler to poke them down to make sure that it was full and that none of the tube could be seen.
After spray painting the twigs and allowing them to dry, they are placed inside of the cardboard tube. I needed to cut off some of the length for a good height for the tree.
The rose petals cover the top of the cardboard, hiding it from view.
The wood hearts were painted red and white and I added some felt hearts to some of them. I used baker’s twine to hang them from the branches. The bracelets are cut in half and dangle from the branches. The last additions to my Valentine’s Day were red heart picks. This helps to give it a fuller look.
I’m happy with out it turned out and pleased that the only new purchase for it was a couple of packs of Dollar Tree heart bracelets. You can make your own Branch Heart Tree with items from your yard and crafting items that you probably already have. That’s a budget friendly win!
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Heart Branches for Valentine’s Day DIY
Supply List for Valentine’s Day Heart Branches
- Small Tree Twigs
- White Spray Paint
- Tall Glass Vase
- Cardboard Tube
- Wood Chip Round Disc
- Hot Glue
- Satin Rose Petals
- Assorted Hearts, satin, wood, foam
- White and Red Acrylic Paint and Brushes
- Dollar Tree Heart Plastic Heart Bracelets
- Heart Picks
- Red and White Baker’s Twine
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