Valentine’s Photo Tree

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Have you seen all those cute heart trees floating around Blogland? I’ve been looking forward to making one, too, since I made my holiday planter back in November.

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And since I’m still on a I-love-my-ridiculously-huge-immediate-extended-blended family kick, I went the photo route again using thumbnail pictures of family just like I showed in my Valentine’s collage post.

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None of my parents, grandparents or siblings live in state, so having these faces all around my home is the next best thing.

Want to make one?

Once you have your branches and container figured out, trim your photos into heart shapes (or as close as you can get.)

Family over form here, people. No trimming off relatives.

You can either tape ribbon-yarn-twine whatever to the back of each pictures and tie to the branches …

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… or just hot glue them right on.

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I only had yarn to work with and was having the craft equivalent of a bad hair day (couldn’t tie a bow to save my life), so I went with the hot glue.

You can also add plain cardstock-fabric-felt hearts to the mix for some color.

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I dressed up my planter with a picture of our family to add a little extra something.

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And that’s it. Really.

Two easy to options: plain pictures like it looks up against my red kitchen wall – or – pictures with extra cardstock hearts.

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Now that I’ve tried both, I like the extra punch of color the little cardstock hearts add.

Either way, this is so fun and easy to make.

Now go grab some sticks, a container and Rock What Ya Got. I’d love to see what you come up with!

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24 thoughts on “Valentine’s Photo Tree”

  1. This is fantastic! I'd love to do this but I'm pretty sure my 6 yr old would be taking it apart to use the sticks as swords. Because he's 6. And a boy. And everything is a sword. 🙂

  2. Hello! I am also stopping by from Thrifty Decor Chick! I really love this idea! I think I may just have to make one for our family! There is a good possibility that I'll leave it up year round…Thanks for sharing! I will be following for sure!

  3. Hi there. I just came over from Thrifty Decor Chick. Your blog is great and I can't wait to see your "no money remodel"!

  4. I love this tree of family and friends. Most definately want to try this.

    I love this tree of family. Most definately want to try this. A great job!

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