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.


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.


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 …


… or just hot glue them right on.


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.


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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  1. Nike, I'm so excited about finding your blog! And, as a bonus, I just got to be the one to take you from 399 to 400 followers! Woohoo!

  2. 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. :)

  3. Stopping by from Thifty Chick to say hi. You have some incredibel ideas and I just love your positive attitude!

  4. 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!

  5. Lurve your ideas! I'll be making your heart wreath!

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  7. Loooove this! I've been trying to decide what kind of valentine tree to make - this is perfect! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. 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"!

  9. Love you idea! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend

  10. I love this idea! How thoughtful and fun to do. Great work!

  11. What a cute idea! I love it : )

  12. I love this... I'm featuring it on my blog, and attemping to make it soooon. :P


  13. This is such a beautiful craft, thanks so much for sharing.

  14. So Cute! Would love for you to add to my Thursday Treasure Party:

  15. Would love for you to join us at the Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Party!

  16. You are sooo clever! This would be perfect for our party, come link up! Today the party is at and tomorrow it is at

  17. Hi! you inspired me to make one too. Thanks!!!

  18. This is ADORABLE! Fabulous job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  19. 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!

  20. Great job! I just wanted to let you know I featured it in my blog today with suggestions on how to use at a wedding at Stop by to see us.


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