Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I guess the Valentines posts are unavoidable .... Valentines Day is on its way!!! I do have to chuckle though, because Hubby and I don't celebrate it - He's convinced it's a day that was created just to make Hallmark rich .... He's not too far from the truth, I don't think :-) I do always do a little something for the kids though.

Remember this tree ....

The one I made, using willow branches from our garden, and used as a centerpiece at our Church Womens' Christmas Brunch. Well, I decided that as I spent some time making it ( the branches are stuck into the pot, using that spray foam you buy at Lowes to seal windows - the one that expands and dries rock hard!!!), that I would use it year round. I have the perfect little spot for it in our entrance hall. My plan is to adorn its branches each month with handmade ornaments that celebrate something about that month.

February had to be Valentines themed .....

 The woven looking hearts, I bought at Hobby Lobby. I strung them with lengths of sparkly beads.

These hearts though are my favorite, and were so easy to make.
I used pink and red sculpey. I rolled it out to about 1/4" thick, and used a heart cookie cutter to cut the shape. I made a hole in the top of the heart with a wooden skewer (so that you can hang the ornament). Using some mini alphabet stamps, and some black Staz On ink, I stamped some Valentines type words onto the heart shapes. 15 minutes in the oven at 275 Deg F, and they were done, and ready for stringing.
I like it ....... very much !!!!

I hope you're having a fantastic week - I'll be back with some more crafty creations to share with you soon.


  1. what a great little tree. You are doing the tree each month, I'm doing the front door garland each month......what is next?
    Have a great weekend!

  2. I actually have a white Christmas tree and leave it up every year to decorate for valentines day. I made it to St Patricks day one year before the family begged me to finally put it away. I was pushing for Easter. Oh well! Very cute! I may have to unpack my tree....