Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine Decor

     Hello friends!  For several years now I have been ooohing and ahhhhing over my friend Audrey Pettit's amazing household decorations for the holidays.  Now mine don't hold a candle to hers.  She has an amazing house with lots of room for decorations and I don't, so my display is pretty small.  Thought I'd share it anyway and wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day.
     The first photo is a wreath made of vines from the field behind my house.  I made three different styles of felt flowers and tied them onto the wreath with twine so I can reuse the wreath for different events.

     Next is my Valentine branch tree.  I already had the medium sized red and pink hearts so I picked up the others this year and added them all to some branches from my yard.

     I found the instructions for these amazing felt trees on Pinterest and had a blast making them.  The base is a styrofoam cone and you cut out tons of felt circles and push them into the cone with some hot glue.  You got a sneaky peek of these bare in the photo of my February calendar page.  I added pompom trim to the pink one and some white textured paper hearts and pink bows to the larger red one.

     I got a little help from my hubby to get the chunk of tree that I carved our initials in.  I think I need to invest in a Dremel tool and deepen the etching a bit.  I used some chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby to mimic the LOVE statue.  The base is actually a large letter "I".  All pieces were painted and then covered in Triple Thick to seal them.
     Simple things, but I enjoyed making them and bringing a little Valentine fun into my home.
     Hope you all have a fabulous day of celebrating Love!


  1. Very pretty decorations! Happy V day to you too. :)

  2.'s all so very pretty, Tracy! I really like the combination of textures of the felt and the twigs! The carved initials are great too! Happy Valentine's Day to you, my friend! :o)

  3. Oooooohhhh....pretty pretty pretty!

  4. Such a wonderful selection of Valentine creations Tracy. The felt flowers are gorgeous, I love the hanging hearts and beautiful felt trees.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Beautiful decorations and what a lovely feeling when you have made them yourself.

  6. So pretty Tracy and I love the woodsy feeling from the vine, branches and the log.

  7. Great decorations, Tracy! I really like how you used the chipboard letters for the LOVE statue. Great idea. Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. Tracy, your decorations are so beautiful, love them all! But what really got my attention was the log with the carved initials, doesn't that bring back memories, LOL!

  9. Oh, yay! This post makes me SO happy, Tracy! I absolutely adore your holiday decorations! You did an amazing job! So love that you brought a touch of nature from your own yard in with the vines and branches, and how clever is your love statue! Great idea to use an I for the base. Totally love that Triple Thick shine....never heard of that stuff and now I'm going to search for some. And I think I'm gonna steal your tree "chunk" idea! That is SO cool! I LOVE it all! TFS!
    And a very happy Valentine's Day to you!

  10. Your Holiday decorations look awesome. I don'e have any Valentine decorations. Now you got me thinking.. Happy Valentines day my friend.


  11. all so romantic! Bravo!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  12. Such lovely decor pieces!!!
    The felt trees are my faves!!!
    I can see the girls & I getting crafty w: those in tons of colors!!!

  13. So gorgeous the felt flower trees and the heart tree and wreath are just gorgeous..what lovely Valentine decorations..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  14. So very sweet, Tracy!!! So glad you shared!!!

  15. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  16. Those decorations looks gorgeous Tracy and Happy belated Valentines day!!
    XXX Heidy

  17. Oh I'm loving your decorations ... I hope you had a valentine's day as spectacular as your home decor!

  18. I'm more than elated to see these creations from you. They are FANTABULOUS and I'm sooooo crazy about that handmade wreath!! You would pay a fortune for that in the store. All of your lovey decorations are just wonderful Tracy! Super duper cute!!!!!!


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