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DIY Tabletop Valentines Day Tree

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This DIY tabletop Valentine’s Day tree is a super easy craft that you can make with craft supplies you already have at home. There’s no need to buy fancy materials to make this adorable holiday decoration!

To cut the heart shapes out of scrapbook paper, you can make a template and trace the template and cut them out individually. To save time, you might want to consider a heart shaped paper punch. This scrapbook paper cutter pack has three different sizes of hearts from 5/8″ to 1.5″ big.

Cute hearts cut out from scrapbook paper.

I used twigs that came from the seashore. So they naturally are bleached and smoothed down. You can use any type of stick that you want, and any color. Keep in mind that you can paint the twigs to be white or any shade you like.

Be sure to see all of my easy Valentine’s Day crafts!

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Tree for Tabletop Decor

Printable instructions can be found at the bottom of the article.

Supplies

  • Vase
  • Bead strands or other vase fillers (such as white stones, white dry beans or buttons)
  • Twine
  • Burlap ribbon, 2” wide
  • Fabric (enough to wrap around the vase)
  • Scrapbook papers
  • 8 thin Twigs, about 18” long (mine came from the beach, so they have a bleached look)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
All of the supplies used in this DIY project.

Instructions

Fill the vase with your choice of pretty beads, stones, beans, or buttons.

I used a strand of beads. You could use individual beads, stones or other vase fillers.

Tuck several sticks into the vase. Push down as far as you can to stabilize the twigs so they don’t fall out. Tuck them in so that the beads hide the twigs as seen from the outside of the vase.

Try to keep the branches tucked inside the beads and not shown from the outside.

Cut out several heart shapes from the scrapbook paper. I cut out 3 different sizes of hearts.

I glued the paper pieces together so that there was a pattern on either side, no matter which way you saw the tree. You could use craft glue or double sided tape for this part.

I used hot glue to keep the paper hearts together. You could use craft glue or double-sided tape.

Randomly hot glue the hearts to the twigs. Make sure the hearts are evenly dispersed, both with the location and the different sizes, if you are doing a variety of sizes of hearts.

You won’t need too much glue to keep the hearts on the twigs!

Wrap your fabric around the vase and measure how much length you will need. You will want a little bit of overlap to hide the seams. Then cut out that length, and make the fabric 3 inches in width. Take the same length measurement and cut out a piece of burlap ribbon, too.

Be sure to measure your burlap ribbon, too, and cut the same size.

To finish off the edges of the fabric, tuck under the raw edges by just 1/8″ or so and hot glue on the back. If you wanted a rough look, you can leave the raw edges alone.

Wrap the fabric around the vase and hot glue the ends together in the back of the vase. Wrap a length of burlap over the fabric, and hot glue the ends together in the back of the vase.

You just need a little bit of overlapping in the back.

Wrap twine around the center of the burlap several times for added interest. Then tie a bow.

You could also use ribbon if you don’t want to use twine.

I went back and glued a couple extra paper hearts to the outside of the vase at the top. And I tucked a few in the glass beads. It looks almost like heart shaped leaves are falling from the tree!

I absolutely love the look of the hearts tucked in among the beads, too! And gluing them to the outside of the vase is a special touch.

You can also watch the video on my Youtube Channel (I’d love if you subscribed!):

If you liked this DIY Valentine’s Day tree, you might also like my Ribbon Loop Tree for the holiday. Or make this pretty Dollar Tree Valentine Candle.

Yield: 1 Cute Tree

DIY Tabletop Valentines Day Tree

how to make a tabletop valentines day tree with heart leaves

Make this rustic tabletop Valentine's Day tree with sticks and scrapbook paper. It really is so easy yet so cute!

Active Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Vase
  • Bead strands or other vase villers (such as white stones, white dry beans or buttons)
  • Twine
  • Burlap ribbon, 2” wide
  • Fabric (enough to wrap around the vase)
  • Scrapbook papers
  • 8 thin Twigs, about 18” long (mine came from the beach, so they have a bleached look)

Tools

  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Fill the vase with your choice of pretty beads, stones, beans, or buttons.
  2. Tuck several sticks into the vase. Push down as far as you can to stabilize the twigs so they don't fall out.
  3. Cut out several heart shapes from the scrapbook paper. I cut out 3 different sizes of hearts.
  4. I glued the paper pieces together so that there was a pattern on either side, no matter which way you saw the tree. You could use craft glue or double sided tape for this part.
  5. Randomly hot glue the hearts to the twigs. Make sure the hearts are evenly dispersed, both with the location and the different sizes, if you are doing a variety of sizes of hearts.
  6. Wrap your fabric around the vase and measure how much length you will need. You will want a little bit of overlap to hide the seams. Then cut out that length, and make the fabric 3 inches in width. Take the same length measurement and cut out a piece of burlap ribbon, too.
  7. To finish off the edges of the fabric, tuck under the raw edges by just 1/8" or so and hot glue on the back. If you wanted a rough look, you can leave the raw edges alone.
  8. Wrap the fabric around the vase and hot glue the ends together in the back of the vase. Wrap a length of burlap over the fabric, and hot glue the ends together in the back of the vase.
  9. Wrap twine around the center of the burlap several times for added interest. Then tie a bow.
  10. I went back and glued a couple extra paper hearts to the outside of the vase at the top. And I tucked a few in the glass beads. It looks almost like heart shaped leaves are falling from the tree!
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