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Easy Valentine’s Day Tree Centerpiece

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Valentine’s Day. A day filled with love, flowers, chocolate and hearts! Now that we have the Christmas decorations packed and put away, it’s time to start decorating for Valentine’s Day. This year I started with this Easy Valentine’s Day Tree Centerpiece. Made with minimal supplies, it’s a super cheap, but adorable Valentine’s Day decoration.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

You could also replace the rick rack flowers with paper hearts hung with twine for a different, but still, adorable look. But I’m partial to the flowers, y’all. So elegant and pretty!

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

While this Easy Valentine’s Day Tree Centerpiece is incredibly simple to make, it does take some extra time to wait for the paint to dry and to make rick rack flowers.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

But it’s time well spent! I love the way this Easy Valentine’s Day Tree Centerpiece turned out.

Easy Valentine’s Day Tree Centerpiece

Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece
 
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Ingredients
Optional
  • Floral wire if using multiple branches
Instructions
  1. Gather fallen tree branches from around the yard. Grab more than you think you'll need. If you need to protect a surface from the spray paint, use a large piece of cardboard. Generously spray tree branches with paint. Allow to dry, flip and spray again. Allow to dry. If another coat is needed, repeat and allow to dry.
  2. In the meantime, make rick rack flowers. The size depends on you. I used 5 yards and made six rick rack flowers. I cut 2 20" pieces, 6 15" pieces, and 4 12.5" pieces so that I would have varying flower sizes. Just remember, the longer the rick rack, the wider the flower.
  3. To make rick rack flowers, cut rick rack into your desired lengths. "Braid" the two pieces of rick rack together (see photos below if you need a visual). For extra hold, I added a dab of hot glue at the very top to glue the two pieces of rick rack together. Continue "braiding" until you reach the end. Hot glue the bottom ends together. Hold one end of the rick rack and begin to roll it in on itself (see photos below if you need a visual). Continue rolling tightly until you reach the end. If you want, you can secure it with hot glue throughout like I did. Once you reach the end, bring the end to the underside of the rick rack flower and secure with hot glue.
  4. You can be done at this point, or you can choose to make the rick rack flower look like it's opening up. To do this, start with the outer edges and pull the edges out. Do as many as you want until you achieve the look you like best.
  5. Once the spray paint is dried and you've made the rick rack flowers, it's time to begin assembling the Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece. If you are using more than one branch secure them together with floral wire. Place in receptacle of choice and begin adhering rick rack flowers with hot glue. I just eyed this part and put the flowers sporadically throughout the branches.
  6. Finish off the look by adding ribbon or tulle to the outside of your receptacle, if you so desire. Break off a small piece of a branch and add it to the bow if you'd like.

All in all, since I had most items laying around the house, this was a super cheap project! And after Christmas, I’m all about cheap!

Hot glue the top ends of the rick rack together.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

“Braid” the two pieces together.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

Keep “braiding.”

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

Hot glue the bottom ends together.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

Begin rolling the “braided” rick rack in on itself.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

Keep it tight and secure with a little hot glue every few rounds.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

When you’re done, hot glue the end on the bottom of the rick rack flower.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

You can be done at this point, or you can flip the edges out a little for a fuller look.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

Like this. Aren’t these rick rack flowers just adorable?!?

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

I seriously love everything about this Easy Valentine’s Day Tree Centerpiece. It’s rustic, yet elegant. It’s bold, yet beautiful. I kind of love it without the flowers, too!

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

But the rick rack flowers add so much sass, don’t you think?

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

For such a cheap project, it turned out so incredibly cute!

And like many crafters already know, cleaning up afterwards is the worst part of crafting. Between paint and the hot glue, I’m known to make some fairly big messes. And no tellin’ what kind of germs I brought inside with the tree branches.

Easy crafts should call for easy clean up, right? With the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers available at Target, clean up was easy! The Micro-Scrubbers made it easy to scour away the hot glue mess I left behind on the counter. And let’s not even talk about where some paint ended up…on my camera! I nearly went into cardiac arrest when I noticed that paint got on my finger and I transferred it to the shutter button on my camera. Thankfully with quick thinking skills and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers, I was able to get it off. I can imagine having to explain that one to Canon!

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

The scrubby texture and the thicker, more absorbent wipe truly make it one of the most versatile cleaning wipes I’ve used. Not only does it work for hot glue and paint, it works to cut through grease and grime in the kitchen. Plus, it also disinfects so that you can use them in any room in the house!

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

See all that scrubby goodness on those wipes? I’m sure there are plenty of areas in your home that could use some scrubby goodness, right? I’m thinking kitchen, bathroom, kids’ room … basically every room!

Oh, and Target shoppers, don’t forget to use the Cartwheel app to save 10% off your next purchase of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers!

I’m so excited about getting all my Valentine’s Day decorations put up throughout the house! This was the perfect project for giving myself a kick in the butt to make it happen.

An elegant and stunning Valentine's Day decoration. Create this Easy Valentine's Day Tree Centerpiece with items sitting around your home and yard.

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?

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About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    What a cute little Valentine’s Day craft. I love the ric rac flowers.

  2. 2

    That is too cute! I love how simple to make this is and how elegant it looks.

  3. 3

    I don’t do much decorating for Valentine’s Day. This simple centerpiece makes me want to though. I was wondering how you made the flowers – I figured it would be complicated. I love how easy it is though!!

  4. 4

    That is just gorgeous. Usually projects like this come out looking cheesy, but this is classically good looking.

  5. 5

    I decorate some parts of my house for Valentine’s Day – and I really want my own tree centerpiece for my dining room! This is so pretty!

  6. 6

    That is such a pretty centerpiece. I love the way you made the roses with the rickrack.

  7. 7
    Catherine S says:

    What a cute and creative centerpiece. I do a little bit of decorating, but not as much now that my son is grown.

  8. 8

    Oh my gosh those flowers look so pretty. This is a such a clever DIY centerpiece and it looks amazing.

  9. 9

    That really is a very pretty center piece for Valentine’s Day! And yes, I use Clorox Wipes on an almost daily basis in my kitchen and bathroom.

  10. 10

    What a cute idea. Love the roses. And such easy clean-up. This is my kind of craft project.

  11. 11

    That does look super easy. And I have TONS of bare twigs in the yard after that last ice storm!

  12. 12

    These centerpieces are adorable! I love how festive they are. I’d love to decorate our table with these.

  13. 13

    It’s really beautiful! I especially love those little rick rack roses!

  14. 14

    This turned out cute. Looks easy to make.

  15. 15

    These looks like a cute project!! I love how it turned out, the bottle is beautiful too!

  16. 16

    I’m sure my mom would love it, it’s really worth, I didn’t realize that this is easy.

  17. 17

    Another reason to love rick rack ribbon. The flowers are completely adorable!

  18. 18

    I LOVE this. So simple and yet elegant, too. I love it even more because it is something so simple to create on your own and you don’t need a lot of supplies to get started.

  19. 19

    The Clorox micro-scrubbers definitely saved your camera screen. This is such a delightful craft. I happen to have some rickrack in the sewing cabinet, branches galore thanks to the heavy winds, and all the other supplies. Your directions make this one of the top 5 tutorials I’ve seen. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  20. 20

    This is so pretty and I can’t believe those roses are so easy to make. Bring out the rick rack NOW!

  21. 21

    I love to decorate for Valentines day. This is a great centerpiece idea. I will have to get the supplies i need to make one.

  22. 22

    The red rick rack is innovative for creating this faux rose! I love this centerpiece simplistic but chic!

  23. 23

    I’m in love, love. LOVE with this! It’s so elegant, simple and beautiful. I’m pinning it as soon as I finish this comment! So tasteful too.

  24. 24

    What a beautiful and unique centerpiece! I really love the rick rack flowers. So clever and quaint.

  25. 25

    I love the idea of a Valentine’s Day tree! I think I would even put gifts for the kids underneath it. The adorable red rick rack flowers are my favorite part.

  26. 26

    Those little flowers are so neat! I never would have thought you could make flowers out of rick rack 🙂

  27. 27

    Since my Christmas tree is still up can I just decorate my tree for Valentine’s? Ha!!

  28. 28

    I love how cute and simple this is! I’ve been looking for some affordable crafts to make for the mantle, this is perfect.

  29. 29

    This is stunning! I would keep this out year long! It’s so simple but so pretty.

  30. 30

    What a great idea and so simple! Love the painted branches. Great touch!

  31. 31

    No, I don’t decorate for valentine’s day. This craft does look simple and like it will get you in a Valentine’s Day mood.

  32. 32

    I love how you made the flowers for this centerpiece! I had no idea they were handmade!

  33. 33
    Becca Wilson says:

    This is so cute! I never would have thought of something myself that was like this.

  34. 34

    Super cute! Looks very easy too I love crafts like that. And mason jar crafts. Thanks for the great idea!

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