Paper Heart Valentine Tree

Make this Paper Heart Valentine Tree in 15 minutes to add some fun patterns to your Valentine decor. This DIY project is a simple and quick one that you can finish it in the time it takes you (or your kiddos) to watch a show on tv.

scrapbook paper valentine heart tree cricut explore decor display

A few months ago we collected some dried branches at the local school. We used some for a project in November and I've had these leftover in the garage since. I was thinking about another Valentine project I could do and decided to make this tree decorated with paper hearts. I like that I was able to use multiple designs of scrapbook paper for this project, and how the different patterns look with one another.

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scrapbook paper valentine heart tree cricut decor display supplies

Supplies Used
Vase
Dried branches
Scrapbook paper (Hobby Lobby has a great selection of single sheets and paper packs)
Ribbon (I buy Offray ribbon at Jo-Ann's)
Baker's Twine
Single hole punch
Cricut Explore
Optional - Heart Craft Punch if you don't have a Cricut machine
Floral foam

I was so excited to pull out my Cricut again to make this project. It makes paper cutting project so easy and quick, plus I don't get a sore wrist from pushing down on a craft punch. My model is the Cricut Explore, which is an older model from 2 years ago. They now have the Cricut Explore One and the Cricut Air.


Directions
Cut a length of ribbon that will go around your vase, tie around vase and make a bow. Arrange the dried branches in the vase.

scrapbook paper valentine heart tree cricut decor display ribbon

If you own a Cricut machine, you can easily use Cricut Design Space to design a page with hearts (the hearts are included in the free shapes). The hearts I used are 2 1/2-inch wide at the largest part.

Place your chosen scrapbook paper onto the mat, load, and cut. Remove the hearts and repeat with however many papers you would like to use. I cut 15 hearts, but because of the number of branches I only used 8 of the hearts. I used 4 different patterns of paper - some regular paper and some card stock.

scrapbook paper valentine heart tree cricut explore heart

Use your single hole punch to make a hole in the top center of the heart. Cut 6-inch lengths of bakers twine (I used red and pink for this project) and thread through the hole in the heart. Finish by tying a knot at the end.

scrapbook paper valentine heart tree cricut explore twine

Arrange the hearts on the branches. This is much easier to do after the branches are in the vase because the branches move around a bit when arranging them. To make sure they don't move around at all, you can place a small piece of florist foam in the bottom of your vase. I didn't use it and I haven't had any problems at all with them shifting since I finished arranging them.

scrapbook paper valentine heart tree cricut explore decor display

And that's it! Your project is complete! You now have a cute new Valentine piece to add to your decor.

If you would like to write love notes on the hearts before you hang them, use a fine tip pen or gel pen.

scrapbook paper valentine heart tree cricut decor display

I like how the red vase and the multi colored hearts of my Paper Heart Valentine Tree finish my Valentine decor display.

This was a project I designed for my Creative Craft Bloggers Group monthly challenge. February's challenge was to make a project with hearts. You can visit the other projects that were submitted in the links below.



Our challenge for the month of March is going to be a project where we use scrapbook paper to create an item. Come back and visit March 1st to see what our group members come up with!

If you are interested in buying the supplies to make your own tree, here are the links you can use to purchase them.



~ Happy Crafting! 

28 comments

  1. I love this idea and I have all the parts to make it! It looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Janet! I love how easy it was to put together. I'm all about fast projects!

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  2. Love how you incorporated nature! I really need to get my circuit out of the box :)

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    1. My girls thought I was silly for using branches, but after I was finished they loved it!

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  3. This is adorable! I love it. My husband needs to finish (and start) building our dining room buffet so that I have some place nice to put it.

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    1. I'm glad you like it Nicole. Good luck with the buffet, home projects are so nice when they are all done. =)

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  4. This is so cute! My girls would love making something like this. So fun!

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    1. It would be a fun project for them. You could change it up for the different seasons too!

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  5. i love any crafts with hearts and these look so cute! what a fun idea

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    1. Thanks for your comment Michelle and visiting. The hearts are very cute and I love the patterned paper I used.

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  6. This is so cute! I'll have to make this next year so I can keep it out and enjoy it!

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  7. I really adore this craft! So pretty, and I think I have that exact vase.

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    1. Thanks Angie! I'm glad you like it. It's a nice way to add a little color.

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  8. Cute cute cute!! Do you love your Cricut?? I've been debating on getting one for awhile.

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    1. Amber, I do love my Cricut! So far I've only used it for paper projects, but I plan to use it for vinyl next week and have a fabric project planned in May too.

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  9. This is so cute! I would never think to do something like this. I need to be more creative.

    All the Best,
    Allison | www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

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  10. I love this idea - cute, simple and looks so pretty! I think I'll do it this year :)

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    1. And you can change the hearts out for a different decoration for a different holiday.

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  11. That is really a cute craft! I wish I had more space, like a mantel to put up decorations!

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    1. I'm glad that you liked it Elaine! I had to wait a few years until we had a shelf for decorations to make some of my recent projects.

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  12. I'd love to make something like this for v-day. So cute.

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    1. So glad that you liked this Becky!

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  13. That's a very cute valentine project. Perfect for littles:)

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    1. They would love to pick out their own papers.

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  14. This is great to keep my girls occupied this weekend. So cute!

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    1. Glad you liked it Amber! Hope they enjoyed the project too.

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