Last time we did a Valentine's tree, it was just a flurry of pink and red hearts. This time around, I went in a slightly different direction. I got plain cardboard heart tags and colored ribbons from THE DOLLAR BIN at Target. And I got old fashioned Valentine tissue paper from Cost Plus.
And in my window, hung up some giant colored paper hearts that I got at a craft store a year ago ~ note: USE PACKING TAPE, regular tape won't cut it with heavy paper. I just taped them onto a ribbon. Then I added a patch of the tissue paper over the tape, so you wouldn't see a big blob of packing tape on the back, as the hearts swirl around like a mobile.
All in all, I'm pretty happy with the tree this time around. In the ribbon spools I picked up, there was a piece of ribbon that looks like a tiny red heart garland so I hung it like a garland, just swooped it across a couple of the highest sticks. I love it! The fiddliest part was gluing the tissue onto the cardboard heart tags, but if you like gluing (I DO), it was a very calming, zen activity to perform.
ARE YOU PINKING IT UP YET? Or doily-ing or heart-ing? I had to go ahead and get on it, I was tired of all the snowflakes. I was ready for some COLOR.