Valentine’s Day Craft

I’ve been staring at this old, dead tree in my backyard since November. I finally got some time to cut some branches (or maybe my husband did it for me), and turn it into something new and pretty, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Once the branches were cut, we bought some silver metallic spray paint at Home Depot for $3.79. After putting down some newspaper, I got to “tag” my branches beautiful.

I found some pieces of red, purple and pink construction paper and cut heart shapes in different sizes. My helpers helped me to tape string (from our Christmas Tree) onto the hearts. Once the branches had dried, I arranged them in a tall silver vase on my buffet table. My little ones helped to decorate the branches with the heart ornaments they made.

We decorated the table as well, with more hearts and a bronze plate as a base for the Valentine tree. A few yards of tulle from Joann Fabric & Craft Stores helped to spruce up the space a bit, and cute polka-dot ribbon sealed the deal.

A couple of cupcake led lights from Kohl’s and some heart votives from Big Lots help make the table a bit more festive. And voila…the dead tree has new life in our dining room, all for under $8.00. It makes me smile every time I walk down the hall. Of course these little helpers make me smile too.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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