Handmade With Love – Day 7 – Heart Tree

Today is part two of our felt heart and tree tutorial! We’ll work on the tree (display) part today 🙂 After you have made your hearts {shown above, patterns here} you can get started on the display!
You’ll want to find a tree branch that has quite a few branches on it, but is small enough for where you are putting it on display. Ours is going to go in the center of our dinning room table!
Bring the branch inside and you could choose to leave it as is or paint it. We painted ours white. We also didn’t clean the branch and painted right over the mossy parts. This gave a great effect! You can use any type of paint, we used just regular craft paint.
You’ll need some sort of vase to put your tree branch in. This red one below is from Michael’s Craft Store and cost 3.99! Quite a deal 🙂 Get the branch in the vase the way you like it and fill it so the branch will not move. You can use rice or packing peanuts – this time we used tissue paper and packed it in there very tight! Make sure you leave a little extra space at the top!
Feel the extra space with something fun, like candy! We choose little candy conversation hearts.
Besides decorating your tree with the fun hearts we made yesterday, you could also add some birds or butterflies! When we went to the craft store we couldn’t find any in the right color – so I decided just to glitter them red!

To glitter any object for your tree you’ll want to use a good paint and apply a thin layer over your item.

Sprinkle the glitter over the glue. We worked in parts so the glue wouldn’t dry before we got the glitter on! Martha Stewart’s glitter works wonders! It has so much sparkle!!

Secure your birds, butterflies or other objects on your tree and add your felt hearts.

We also got out the pipe cleaner and added it for some extra fun! You can wrap parts of the branches in it and then curl the ends!

Or, make some hearts and hang them on the tree, too! Take two colors of pipe cleaners and twirl them together before shaping to get the effect seem below.

And, ta da!! You now have a beautiful and fun decoration! We love the way this turned out and we’ll have to post photos of it on our actual table because it looks so cute!!
Time for the giveaway!

One person will win all the items pictured above – this is our biggest giveaway EVER! There are a bunch of items for Valentine’s Day there – include two boxes of candy and that adorable teddy bear! You’ll even receive a bunch of our tags! Just leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win! The winner from this post will be announced next week on Wednesday, January 28th so everyone can have plenty of time to enter 🙂 All the other giveaway winners, from the other posts, will be announced tomorrow night!! Make sure you check back to see if you’re a winner from those – if you haven’t entered the giveaways below, do so now!!

PLEASE NOTE: Because of recent spamming we’ve had to turn anonymous comments off. If you’d like to enter any of our giveaways please email us and put the title of the blog post for the giveaway your entering in the subject of the email! All anonymous comments made before this will still be counted.


  1. Tiffani says

    The felt hearts are so cute!

  2. What an adorable idea! I can’t wait to try it out!!

  3. This would make a cute gift for a teacher! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I love that tree! I am going ot steal it (not that one, but make my own =))

    Have fun at CHA!

  5. Dana says

    LOVE LOVE the tree. I am wondering how I should store it for next year if I make one! Hmmm maybe make a fun box!

  6. Jingle says

    Wow! That is such a fun collection of goodies!!! I love your tags! The tree is so stinking adorable! I may have to give that a try!

  7. Joli says

    So cute!! The pipe cleaners are a super fun addition!

    I ordered a lego silicone ice cube tray from the lego store last night, I can’t wait to make lego crayons with my kids! They are going to love it! Thanks for all of the great ideas this week!

  8. Linda F. says

    Have enjoyed all your offers this week so much!

  9. Jen says

    I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day! You’ve really got me pepped up about it!

  10. HL0517 says

    thanks for all the amazing ideas this week.

  11. jen says

    Wow what a great bunch of ideas.

  12. Rebecca says

    I love the tree! The candy in the base, the pipe cleaners, the felt hearts, it is all so adorable!

  13. sannika says

    A lovely project and a lovely giveaway!

  14. Addie says

    All the projects have been so inspiring and fun! Have a good weekend!

  15. latisha says

    i love tree branch crafts! your felt hearts are way cute!

  16. Peggy says

    this is so adorable! love the little candies at the base of the tree and the glittered butterfly and bird, really adds. thank you for posting these fantastic ideas.

  17. Susi says

    Wow-What a Great Give Away- I’m Lovin all the Valentine’s Day Projects. TFS

  18. All of the ideas and projects for this week are so amazing! Maybe I should get off the computer to try them! 😉
    Is you name pronounced “el?” I have a dd named Ellie, and she was wondering, but I told her it was probably different but I would ask!

  19. This has been SUCH a fun week, thanks so much for everything!! Definitely will be trying some of these ideas!!

  20. Judith says

    This tree is really cute and the giveaway is great.

  21. Gayle says

    You have the CUTEST Valentine’s Day ideas!!! I love decorating for the holiday and you’ve given us such great ideas! Thank you!

  22. Bibi says

    This would make such a cute gift!! I’ve absolutely loved this week’s ideas! They’re all fabu and the giveaway are just soo awesome and yummy!!!!

  23. Susan says

    The Valentine tree is adorable~

  24. Tracy says

    Awesome ideas!! Happy valentines day!! Awesome giveaways as well!!

  25. ropergirl3 says

    simply adorable!!! I must do this!

  26. Lisa says

    i want to run to the store for felt – how adorable!!

  27. THIS.IS.SO.CUTE! Thank you so much Elle! What a fun week. I would love, love to win. I also can’t wait for my delivery! I’m so excited to start my mini’s for my husband + kids. Thank you for so much inspiration.
    Jen Kolakowski

  28. Mandy says

    The blog has been awesome this week!Thanks for all the cool ideas.

  29. Oooh I love the tree! I’m going to give it a try – thanks for sharing! 🙂

  30. This is absolutely adorable. Love how the tree turned out!

  31. Shawna says

    That is so cute! Love it!

  32. Kataroo says

    Love how modern the tree looks 🙂

  33. This week just keeps getting better and better! Oh I hope I win SOMETHING!!!!

  34. Rachel says

    That tree is just too stinkin’ cute!! Love the idea!

  35. Corey says

    what an adorable tree! just so cute – thanks for a great week of fun inspiration!

  36. julieann says

    The tree is too cute:) I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day!!

  37. The tree is really cool! The giveaway would be perfect for me. I am on bedrest due to me being 33 weeks pregnant and contracting already. I fear that I won’t be able to get out and get hubby anything for V-daY!

  38. melita says

    these are adorable!

  39. RobinV says

    That tree looks so cute. What a great idea. Love all the different types of things you used to decorate it.

    Thanks so much for sharing all the great ideas this week.

  40. Charin says

    That is adorable! 🙂 🙂
    Super cute giveaway too!

  41. nola says

    These ideas are all so cute! This was fun checking in everyday to see what was next!

  42. Stephanie says

    I love this tree idea. My 5 year old daughter just asked me today if we had valentines stuff to decorate like Christmas. I told her we would have to make some! Thanks so much for all the ideas!

  43. redmom says

    That is so cute! Love the added glitter butterfly & bird!

  44. Bekka says

    I love the idea of putting glitter all over something when it doesn’t match! 🙂

  45. Danielle says

    this just may be the cutest valentine’s day decoration i’ve ever seen…awesome!

  46. Mel Nunn says

    I love that tree! How beautiful!

  47. Michele H. says

    This is absolutely beautiful! I love the felted hearts! Totally creative!

  48. 3QTGUYS says

    Oh how fun!!! I love this little tree!

  49. Oh! how cute! I’m from Brazil and we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day here, but I’m trying all your projects anyway! 😀

  50. Yvette says

    Your Valentine Blog has been so much fun to follow. Thanks for all the awesome ideas and freebies!

  51. PamS says

    I thought that the hearts were cute alone but now on the tree…I have to make one.

  52. LOVE THIS GIVEAWAY! Way too adorable! I bought a lot of Elle Studio’s tags at my LSS, Made With Love, they just got some of your new valentine’s collection in and I NEED to rush to get them before it gets snatched up by everybody else! ;P

    The felt hearts are just darling!

  53. Cynthia B. says

    That tree is adorable! (well, just like all the other crafts you’ve shared w/ us this week.) Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win all these fabulous prizes!!

  54. Kirsten W. says

    Great project! I’d definitely like to try this!!

  55. Amanda Ann says

    This is so adorable! What a cool idea!

  56. NanaBeth says

    I can do this-I can’t believe I have everything I need on hand. Love those after Christmas 90% off sales-so much of the stuff is red. I have really enjoyed this week-glad I found your blog!

  57. Jenn says

    WOW!! What an awesome idea and such a generous give away!! Love this place!! I am deifnately going to make my hubby and daughter that little tree this year!

  58. Jennifer says

    I knew you were going to post something good today, but that tree is SOOO CUTE!

  59. Like I stated before… this is really eye taking. I wish I had all the supplies now to make it… but the scrapbooking here is limited in my area.

  60. Cate says

    That tree is adorable! The hearts would be cute with the banner too…I think that’s what I’m going to do!

  61. Gayle215 says

    I love the valentine tree. I’m going to combine the hearts with vintage glittered valentine cards! Since my birthday is the day after Valentine’s Day, I love to decorate for this holiday! We always have a special Valentine breakfast & the tree will look so cute on the table.

  62. Kate says

    I am 100% in love with this valentine’s tree!! So cute!

  63. Cass says

    Love your creations Elle!

  64. NoraAnne says

    I have so enjoyed all of your handmade Valentine projects 🙂 It really put me in the mood for the “season of love” !!!!

  65. Anna says

    You gals are just full of ideas! Love it!

  66. susan m says

    I love the felt hearts. Thank for sharing all these great ideas.

  67. BabeCaddy says

    I love this idea.. Very cute!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  68. Sonja says

    Another great give away!! Love all the stuff you post!!

  69. Kristine says

    I love this tutorial!
    Amazing decoration for Valentine’s day!!
    Hope I will be the lucky one to win this lovely give away;)

  70. Tracy says

    Gonna try this as a Christmas decoration on my table this year – thanks so much for the inspiration – I have added you to my goodle reader so I will be sure not to miss any of your divine tuts …

    Love, Tracy G

  71. Augusti_73 says

    That tree is C-U-T-E!
    Thanks for the inspiration!


  72. Patricia says

    I’m new here… I’ve seen your banner at the site from Ali Edwards!! I love your collection, it’s verry cute and delicious!!
    I wish I could find some of your collection here in store in Holland 🙁
    Thank you so much for the inspiration and the give away!!

  73. Drika says

    It turn out SOOO cute!!!

  74. valeria says

    eccomiiiiiii!!! mitico premio!!

  75. gudrun says

    Love your valentines “tree” – SO gorgeous!Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    And your giveaway: WOW!!! How cool is this! 🙂

  76. polinka says

    I love this project!! and I love this giveaway!! 🙂

  77. Jiggy Jen says

    The Felt hearts are such a GREAT idea.. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  78. Love the whole display. So creative. PDF patern does not download properly though.

  79. I’ll be working on my tree today! I AM IN LOVE with this! SO CUTE!

  80. jennie says

    Oh it’s so cute!

    And I’ve never thought to glitter those birds like that!

    This week has been so fun, I hope you do it again. You have so many great ideas:)

  81. OMG this is so cute. My 3 daughters and I can’t wait to do it ourselves this weekend. Perfect mother daughter weekend quality time. I’m so excited!

  82. Candace H says

    Oh, that tree is ADORABLE!!! Thank you for all the wonderful creative ideas this week! Love your products!

  83. Missy D says

    What a fun and creative week this has been. Thanks for all the fabulous ideas 😉

  84. missm says

    Love the valentine tree idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  85. Jen says

    thanks for all the great ideas this week!! it’s been lots of fun!

  86. almadr says

    Thanks for your inspiration!Lovely projects!

  87. Larajc says

    great project. You have really cute stuff

  88. Kim M says

    I love all the wonderful ideas you have had this week, thanks for all the inspiration!!

  89. Miss Natz says

    Such a lovely tree! And I can put it in the sad space where my Christmas tree was!

  90. Mandy says

    Way too cute…and jump starting my thinking of projects with my girls. Would love to get my hands on Elle designed goodies.

  91. FruMaansen says

    I’ve just made my hubby 2 hearts – 1 from me and 1 from our little son. Hope he like’s them!

  92. Margo :-) says

    What an adorable tree!!! I love it!!!! 🙂

  93. Sophia says

    Thanks for the wonderful LOVE ideas, hope to use some.

  94. Carrie says

    I love all these fun new techniques. Thank you for sharing them with us!

  95. great looking items – thanks for all the fun giveaways

  96. Szilvi says

    This tree is super cool. Love it!
    And the giveaway… ohhhh. The tags are awesome as usual. And I’m totally in love with that cup and the LOVE word art. Great package, happy winner. 🙂

  97. BrendaB says

    Oh my gosh, this is such a cool project! I don’t normally decorate for Valentines Day, but I might just have to make one of these!

  98. Mel says

    Oh I love this hearts! I wish that I could find a branch outside of my house that looks that good! 🙂 Thanks for the new decor ideas!
    okc, ok

  99. scrapmin says

    Your tree is so very adorable! What a wonderful idea – thanks for the inspiration!

  100. Rachelle says

    I love the branch painted white. This sounds like a fun project to do with my kids.

  101. Mollie says

    yay! Ive been waiting for this for what seems like forever! haha Love Love Love the love tree… It’s awesome! Can’t wait for the giveaways! Some people are going to be super lucky! 🙂

    ~Mollie Neff

  102. Patti H says

    super super cute!!! thanks for all the fabulous giveaways…you rock my world.

  103. gracie says

    this was way too cute! thanks so much for all the great ideas & giveaways!

  104. Tam says

    I luv your projects! You have such great ideas.I want to make everything! thanks for a chance to win all the goodies!

  105. Stephanie says

    LOVE the heart tree! What a great decoration for Valentine’s Day!

  106. bAbYbEcKy says

    I just LOVE THAT TREE!! I’m going to have to make one of my own now!!

    Thank you Elle!!

  107. nfaband says

    Oh my gosh … such amazing ideas and projects here, I’m quite inspired now to have my own Valentine Tree. Thanks for the chance to win, how fun.

  108. please pick me!i would love to win these. 🙂

  109. Stay Funny says

    Wow! What a wonderful week of projects! Thanks again!

  110. Erika M. says

    I just love that tree idea – the week has been fun!

  111. *CPA* Su says

    I love the tree idea…yours turned out super cute! =)

  112. mystyle says

    Amazing Valentine tree project! Thanks for all the fun here!

  113. Emily B says

    What a fabulous week – thank you for all the generous giveaways!

  114. pixleyyy says

    OMG, I LOVE all the love stuff! What an awesome prize package.

  115. Lisa J. says

    Thank you for your sweet creations and generosity! I have really enjoyed this week!

  116. Shay says

    Absolutely adorable tree! And you could use the idea and change it up for each holiday or season. Thank you for being so generous!

  117. Melissa says

    So much fun! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas!

  118. I’ve been reading the blog.. new here from SEE SHERM BLOG… great crayon project.. Can’t wait to try it 🙂

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