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Create a Valentine Tree with Heart Ornaments ♥ to Surprise Your Valentine

Updated on November 2, 2014

Valentine's Day Tree

Valentine Tree
Valentine Tree | Source

Decorate a Tree for Valentine's Day with Hearts ♥

This year consider doing something different for your Valentine and decorate a Valentine tree.

You can also cover a tree with hearts and heart-shaped ornaments or heart cookies as a way of spread love and doing something that may brighten up someone else's day.

You can make Valentine's Day even more special by making heart ornaments, heart cookies and decorating a Valentine Tree for someone special you care about. You might want to share the "Valentine Spirit" by creating a heart filled tree.

Whether for the special someone in your life, for someone you want to be even more special, for your family, for your classroom (or your children's or grandchildren's classroom), for a group of people who may need a some extra love, or as a random act of valentine spirit you will to discover more ways to decorate a Valentine tree with Valentine ornaments.

Be sure to check out the Valentine's Day Mission Video about decorating the Valentin Tree as a way to make someone's day better. I ♥ this idea.

This has all of the makings of a new heart-felt Valentine tradition.

Image of Valentins Tree by rknds

Spread the Love

Make Your Own Valentine Tree

Making your own Valentine Tree is pretty simple as seen in the image below. You need a tree and a bunch of heart-shapes to hang on the tree as ornaments.

  • Tree - You might use an existing tree, a tree decoration, a small artificial tree, a tree branch or a jewelry tree.
  • Ornaments - You can make them from paper, from poster board, from cardboard, from fabric, from yarn or even from cookies.

As pointed out by SereneSea, this is an eco-friendly idea, because you are using existing live trees or a tree decoration.

Read on to find more ways of making a Valentine Tree and then customize it for your own Valentine celebration.

A Valentine Tree

A Valentine Tree
A Valentine Tree | Source

Valentine's Day Tree by Johntex used under Creative Commons License.

Who Might Enjoy a Valentine Tree?

There are many different people that would enjoy a Valentine Tree. You can make one for romance, to celebrate the season or as a way of spreading Valentine Spirit. Watch the video by Doogoood to see how you can create a Valentine Tree as a Random Act of Love.

Think about how romantic finding a Valentine Tree outdoors while walking might be for your sweetheart. The kids might find it fun to stumble across a Valentine Tree filled with heart-shaped cookies (hopefully the birds wouldn't get to them before the kids do).

Here are just some of the people who might benefit, you may even think of others.

  1. A Sweetheart - Indoors
  2. A Sweetheart - Outdoors
  3. Your Family
  4. A Classroom
  5. Hospitalized Patients
  6. Seniors
  7. Shut-ins
  8. A Random Act of Valentine Spirit

Valentine's Mission: Decorate a Tree with Hearts - Video

Doogooodvids describes their 2010 Mission - to decorate a tree with 50 heart ornaments.

  • The idea was to help others to do good by letting them take our hearts and give them to beloved people. So we made 50 wooden hearts, painted them in red and decorated a public tree. It has been a lot of fun!
  • People totally liked it and were watching us while decorating the tree Everybody who drove by was smiling. We invited people to take down a heart, write a nice note on it and give it to somebody. The tree looked great, all hearts were taken one hour later and hopefully made somebody's day a good day.

DooGoood Valentine's Mission

Hang a Valentine Ornament

Hang a Valentine Ornament
Hang a Valentine Ornament | Source

Share a Random Act of Valentine Spirit

Debate the Idea of a Valentine's Tree

What do you think about the Valentine's Tree?

Valentine Trees

If you want to create a Valentine's Day tree indoors as a decoration there are many different types of trees or even tree branches that can be used as the base for a Valentine Tree.

A Decorated Valentine Tree

A Beautiful Valentines Tree by rknds
A Beautiful Valentines Tree by rknds | Source

Give a Tree for Valentine's Day

Trees Instead will let you Go Green On Valentine's by giving the gift of a Valentine Tree.

Valentine Ornaments on a Tree Branch

Valentine Ornaments on a Tree
Valentine Ornaments on a Tree | Source

Make Wooden Heart Ornaments - Video

Shari Hiller of creates a wonderful Valentine Craft, these heart shape ornaments are a wonderful way to say I Love You to everyone in the family, and they are a simple do it yourself craft.

Heart Shaped Ornaments - Video Tutorial

How to Make a Wooden Heart Ornament

With some paint and cut wooden hearts you can easily make heart ornaments that look very nice. Many craft stores including Amazon carry pre-cut heart shaped ornaments.

Take a look at the videos from Doogooodvids and Shari Miller above to get more ideas for making your own Wooden Heart Ornaments.

You can use spray paint like the Doogoooders did or more carefully hand paint them like Shari Miller does and turn them into a garland instead of a tree.

If you want you can write a note like the Doogoooders did:

  • This is a Valentine Tree.
  • Please feel free to take a heart, write a nice note on it and give it to somebody.
  • Spread Love. Do Good.
Remember to put a hole in them if you want to hang them.

Painting hearts is a great craft idea for children, adults and even older adults.

Make "Heart on a String" Ornaments - Video

Stampington & Company's Shoppe Manager, Vanessa Spencer & Sarah Meehan demonstrates two different techniques in detail from start to finish in this video, making it easy to recreate these ornaments at home.

Heart on a String Ornament - Video Tutorial

Make Stamped Heart Ornaments

Stampington & Company's Shoppe Manager, Vanessa Spencer and Sarah Meehan do a good job demonstrating how one can easily make a stamped heart ornament using the Claudine Hellmuth Products.

  • With some paint, a few stamps, some embellishments and cutout paper or cardboard hearts you can easily make your own versions of stamped heart ornaments.
  • Start with a hear cut from paper or cardboard.
  • Decide if you want to paint it.
  • Stamp or embellish your heart. For embellishing you might add paint, colored paper, glitter, ribbons, pieces of lace or other special mementos.
  • When you are done making your heart, punch a hole and add a ribbon or wire to hang your heart ornament.
Repeat as needed until you have enough ornaments to cover a tree or if you are making several, you may want to do each step with more than one ornament so you can easily make many ornaments.

Knitted Heart

Knit Heart
Knit Heart | Source

Make Knitted or Crochet Heart Ornaments

With enough lead time, you can knit or crochet heart ornaments for your Valentine's Tree.

The Free Heart Pattern for the Amigurumi ornament comes from Mochimochi Land. It is only one of several heart patterns on the Crochet or Knit a Heart for Your Favorite Valentine lens that could be easily used to make Valentine ornaments.

Knitting or crocheting heart-shaped ornaments would be a great project to use in a classroom or any group (like 4-H) where the children are learning how to knit or crochet.

Heart Image from Breibeest's For My Valentine.

Share the Love

Valentine in a Tree

Valentine in a Tree
Valentine in a Tree | Source

Bake Some Heart Sugar Cookies

Bake some Valentine Cookies
Bake some Valentine Cookies | Source

Make Heart Shaped Cookies for Ornaments

One of the easiest, and some would argue tastiest ways of making heart ornaments is to make them from heart-shaped cookies. All you need is cookie cutters and a heart shaped cookie cutter.

My two favorite recipes for making heart cookies are either a traditional sugar cookie or the more substantial gingerbread. These lenses on making heart shaped cookies will give you recipes and more ideas for making heart cookies.

Remember if you want to hang the cookie ornaments to cut a hole at the top (could use a straw) so there is a hole when the cookie is done baking. Add a ribbon or wire and you can start hanging your edible heart ornaments.

Note: If you want people to be able to eat the cookies, you may want to put them up pretty close to Valentine's Day and be careful about hanging them outside.

Give Some Heart Shaped Cookies

Heart Gingerbread
Heart Gingerbread | Source

Baking Hearts into Cookie Trees

Cookie Trees
Cookie Trees | Source

Make a Heart Cookie Tree

With a bit of creativity you can turn heart-shaped cookies into a heart cookie tree, making it a perfect homemade Valentine's Day gift.

To make a Heart Cookie Tree, start with an assortment of graduated heart cookies. The graduated cookies shapes used are usually in stars or snowflakes.

You can assemble a Heart Cookie tree in two ways:

  • 1. Start by arranging three hearts together with the points in the center so they make a 'star.' Then keep adding layers or heart shaped cookies three at a time in smaller and smaller sizes.
  • 2. Start with a single large heart at the base. When adding more hearts make sure that you rotate the point of the cookie around 30 - 45 degrees when you place the next cookie down on the tree. You might also want to use almonds or small cookies as spacers between the layers of the tree.
Image of Christmas Cookie Tree by Matthew Ingram. Note this cookie tree is made with star-shaped cookies.

Valentine Day Tree Nail Tutorials - Video

Two different video tutorials showing how to create a Valentine Tree on nails, a fun way to make a Valentine's Day Tree.


Valentine Day Nails - Heart on a Tree

Tree of Love Heart - Nail Tutorial

Do you think you might decorate a Valentine's Day Tree?

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    • Cal-gal profile image

      Meredith Davies 

      5 years ago

      I have never heard of a Valentine tree. What a wonderful idea though. Everyone can do with a little extra love, and not just at Valentines Day.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Linda Pogue: The mini white lights would look magical.

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      Linda Pogue 

      5 years ago from Missouri

      I like this idea. A Valentine's Tree would really be cute with some white lights (Christmas type) strung on it. Blessed.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @RinchenChodron: Isn't is a LOVEly idea?

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      5 years ago

      This is a fun idea! Happy Valentines Day to you.

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      C A Chancellor 

      6 years ago from US/TN

      I'd never seen or heard of a Valentine's Tree but I like it -- it's a nice idea and the ones you show are attractive and not too showy -- very tastefully done!

    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      This is a great idea - why not a Valentine's tree???

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      6 years ago

      good lens,thanks for sharing

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      6 years ago

      great lens

    • eilval profile image


      6 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Lovely lens ; thanks for sharing

    • JoleneBelmain profile image


      6 years ago

      And on a further note.....


    • JoleneBelmain profile image


      6 years ago

      I won't have time this year, but one year I would absolutely love to decorate a Valentine's Day tree :)

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      Such a wonderful idea. I've never thought of doing this Blessed!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens! I love all the ideas!

    • BuddyBink profile image


      6 years ago

      Nicely done. A Valentine's Tree with ornaments to be taken and shared is a great idea. I think I would like the heart shaped gingerbread cookies. Thanks

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      Asher Socrates 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Nice job! Great idea for a lens....

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      lasertek lm 

      6 years ago

      Never really thought about putting up a Valentine's Day tree. But it seems like a good idea though.

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      6 years ago

      Nice lens.

    • curious0927 profile image


      6 years ago

      Bookmarked for years to come! Wonderful ideas! I really enjoyed the lovely layout and pictures too! Blessed

    • girlfriendfactory profile image


      6 years ago

      What a totally fun and creative Valentine's Day idea that is very worthy of a Flyby Winging which can be found among the other blessed lenses for today at Have Wings Will Bless! I might have to make one for my son this year! :)

      They may call me an aimless wanderer, but not all who wander are aimless and I'm glad I was lucky enough to wander upon all of these awesome ideas! Thank you ~Ren

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      6 years ago

      I always wondered how those lovely Valentine's Trees were created. I truly like this idea for sharing the love an' letting those in your circle know you are thinking about 'em.

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      Indigo Janson 

      6 years ago from UK

      I think this is a wonderful idea for a new tradition. I'm not much of a Valentine's fan but yes I could see myself decorating a tree as it is creative and fun, rather than cliched or commercial. Blessed for being a fantastic lens, and an extra thank you for the link I spotted to my heart-shaped food lens. I hope your Valentine's Day is full of sweet things. :)

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      sorana lm 

      6 years ago

      That's something ... interesting. I don't know about a Valentine's tree ... maybe the idea will grow on me ...

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Probably not, but it's a very creative idea that will percolate in the back of my mind. Who knows? Maybe some day!

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      7 years ago

      no, i wouldn't decorate a tree on valentine's, but it's still a fun idea.

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      7 years ago

      Nice ideas. Great lens

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      gypsyman27 lm 

      7 years ago

      I would not decorate a Valentine's day tree. However, this is an interesting lens, and a very imaginative idea. See you around the galaxy...

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      7 years ago

      This would also be good for big anniversaries such as 25th and 50th!

    • natashaely profile image


      8 years ago

      What a wonderful lens and such an amazing and unique idea. I love it, thanks for all the idea and a fabulously designed page! Really enjoyed the visit! :)

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      8 years ago

      I LOVE, love, love this lens and am definitely going to do the tree thing, thank you for so much inspiration :)

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image


      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What a cute idea! I added this to two of my Valentine's pages. Thanks for the suggestion!


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      8 years ago

      I came back with my wings on! *Blessed by a Squid Angel*

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      8 years ago

      The idea looks quite creative to me provided we do not cut a tree for this purpose. We can decorate an existing tree and this is such an eco-friendly thing to do. Needless to say, I like this idea of yours. Thumbs up.

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      8 years ago

      I WILL decorate a Valentine's tree! It's a fabulous idea. And I love how you showed so many ideas for different heart ornaments. Thanks for another great idea, Kirsti!


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