This post was sponsored by PrintWorks. All ideas and opinions are my own.
If you are like me, you have a craft room full of supplies from various holidays. To make the best use of supplies, I often look for creative re-purposing ideas for upcoming holidays. One of my favorite home decor items found throughout the Christmas season are cone trees adorned with a variety of textures, materials and colors. They make great home decor groupings and are perfect for holiday centerpieces.
This year, I decided to create some Valentine heart trees inspired by these using paper hearts as the tree’s texture. With just 4 supplies and a few minutes, you can re-create these DIY Valentine trees at home. Keep scrolling for more photo inspiration and the simple how-to tutorial.
Paper Mache Valentine Trees
- Red, Pink & White Card Stock from PrintWorks
- Hot Glue
- Paper Mache Cones in a Variety of Sizes (i.e. 6 inch, 8 inch and 11 inch heights)
- Heart Shaped Craft Punches (1-3″ in size)
- Using red, white and pink card stock from PrintWorks and a heart shaped craft punch, punch heart shapes. If you are using a variety of paper mache cone sizes, choose heart shapes that pair well. For example, smaller paper mache cones work best with 1-1 1/2 inch heart shapes, while larger 10+ inch paper mache cones pair best with heart shapes 2″ and larger.
- Using a hot glue gun, begin attaching the paper hearts from the base of the paper mache cone, alternating card stock colors. Complete a full row of hearts before moving onto the next row.
3. As you work your way up the paper mache cone attaching hearts, bend the paper heart edges inward slightly to create a 3-dimensional appearance.
4. Once you have completed your paper mache cones, arrange them either as a home decor display, or as a table centerpiece. Groupings using odd numbers are most visually appealing (i.e. 3, 5, 7, 9).
To add dimension to your display, consider using clear candlesticks as a “tree base” for some of your Valentine trees. To stabilize the paper trees on the candlesticks, use white taper candles underneath.
To purchase the PrintWorks card stock used for this Valentine Tree DIY, head over to Amazon.