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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.
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!
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.
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
- tree branches (I got mine from my parent's yard)
- metallic gold spray paint
- red rick rack
- painted mason jar
- hot glue gun + glue stick
- tulle, ribbon, etc.
- Floral wire if using multiple branches
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.
“Braid” the two pieces together.
Hot glue the bottom ends together.
Begin rolling the “braided” rick rack in on itself.
Keep it tight and secure with a little hot glue every few rounds.
When you’re done, hot glue the end on the bottom of the rick rack flower.
You can be done at this point, or you can flip the edges out a little for a fuller look.
Like this. Aren’t these rick rack flowers just adorable?!?
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!
But the rick rack flowers add so much sass, don’t you think?
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!
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!
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!
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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.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?