Does anyone else struggle with that time in between Christmas and New Year? I’m always reluctant to take my decorations down and leave it til the very last minute. But, at the same time I kinda like the “blank canvas” it leaves behind! Ready for the new year ahead with a clean slate!
Anyway, if you have been following me, you’ll know that last year I kept a small Valentine tree up. And I’ve been debating whether to go BIG this year or not .. and so I decided .. why not?! So, all the Christmas stuff has been taken down, apart from our big tree.
It really is a very easy transition, incorporating some of the Christmas decorations. And even scoring some new ones with some bargains in the half price sale after Christmas!
Here’s what I used to create my Valentine tree
First things first, I always start off with ribbon. It’s an easy way to fill up the tree with some colour! And as you know, I love USA to UK Wreaths on Etsy! She’s my “go to” lady for any seasonal ribbons for special projects. I mean, seriously, how gorgeous is this heart ribbon? And I bought the Buffalo checked ribbon from her too. You can find her shop with all sorts of Valentine ribbons right here.
The Love sign was an old picture frame we no longer used, but I figured I’d keep it as a Valentine decoration. So pleased I did!
You may recognize some of the projects from last year that I managed to use as decorations for this tree.
Like these MDF letters.
Not only can you use them standing up, they worked perfectly for filling up this tree!
Here’s another project you may recognize from last year. You can check out how to make your own straw heart in the post right here.
And then I used some easy, budget items to fill in the gaps.
I hit the Christmas sales and bought anything that was heart shaped 😉 Like these padded hearts that came in different designs. A bargain at 50 p each from “The Factory Shop”. Etsy do some similar ones here.
And of course a girl NEEDS glitter and sparkle hearts in her tree 😉 – I got these from The Factory shop too.
And if you can’t find the glitter hearts, one way of adding some sparkle is to fill up some fillable baubles with heart confetti – budget, easy and sparkly!! My favourite combination 😉
And here’s how the Valentine tree looks in the corner of our lounge.
I think it’s the perfect transition between Christmas and Spring, and allows me to enjoy those twinkling lights that little bit longer!
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