Happy 2021!! As you know, my Christmas decorations went up super early in 2020. And guess what? I’m reluctant to take them down!! There’s something about having the twinkle and glow of the lights in the evening. Especially under the current circumstances of the new corona lockdown. So .. I’ve decided to keep one of my trees in the dining room part of our lounge. I was inspired by lots of Valentine tree images on Pinterest. Which you can turn into an Easter tree, a Summer tree .. the list goes on!!
We can sure all do with a bit of extra loving at the moment and so I’m embracing the whole LOVE theme. I had SO much fun decorating my small tree, that I instantly regretted not using our normal bigger one. Maybe next year?? Here’s how you can very easily make the transition from Christmas to having your own Valentine tree with some basic materials. Including re-using some of the red and white Christmas decorations.
There’s not a lot of description in this post, but just some pics with ideas on how to create your own.
From Christmas to Valentine tree
For those of you that missed it .. this is what the three looked like before in our kitchen for Christmas. Just to give you an idea of size. As you can see, it’s not a massive tree, but not one of the teeny ones either.
And here’s how it looks now in our dining part.
I used some white and red ribbon to tuck into the tree which instantly gave it a completely different look. I absolutely LOVE this buffalo check ribbon and bought it in the sale recently for £1 a roll in one of our local shops. They only had 3 left but I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one to use for Christmas next year.
I grabbed some red/white decorations from our Christmas tree, including the “sweets” baubles which go perfectly with the theme.
I bought the white hearts in the sale last year and they had been patiently waiting for the right time to be used. The red hearts with the heart cut outs are actually felt coasters from Poundland last year.
I had some candy canes left over and I hot glued these together in the shape of some hearts which were the perfect addition to this little Valentine tree.
And last but not least, I grabbed a cheap deck of playing cards and picked out the “hearts”. A hole punch and a red ribbon helped to create this Valentine tree hearts garland that I draped around the tree.
Let me know what you think? Are you keeping a tree to decorate for all seasons this year?
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P.S. – do you need another idea for Valentine’s? Check out this post here on how to make a chocolate bouquet.
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