When I’m decorating for the holidays I like decor that’s a bit natural and a lot whimsical so I decided to try out a Valentine’s version of a Scandinavian Christmas branch tree (like the one that Tina did here). I added on tons of hearts with an accent of pink and red birds and I love how it turned out. I can’t wait to put it out when the holiday draws closer! We displayed it in an interior by interior designers Owens and Davis. Such a gorgeous place to shoot in!
Photography by Elise Lauren | Crafting by Brittany Jepsen | Assisting by Caitlin Watson Boyes | studio
Check out the full tutorial and shop the look below.
Valentine’s Day Heart Tree
- scrapbook paper in pinks, reds, glitters or whatever your heart desires
- baker’s twine in pink and red
- clip on birds
- branches (I collected mine from my parent’s yard)
- white spray paint
- white pitcher or vase
- Gather your bunch of branches and make sure they are of a similar height. You’ll want a bunch of them too so they don’t look to scraggly.
- Lay the branches out on newspaper and spray them white. Double coat if necessary!
- Start by clipping the birds on the branches. Make sure they are evenly scattered.
To make the hearts:
- Download the template HERE.
- I used the same technique that I did for the Polish chandelier pajaki (find the tutorial here)
- Make a hook in the twine by knotting it with a little loop.
- Hang the hearts evenly throughout the branches.
Voila! Enjoy your branch tree! And I’d love to see your work if you make it! Post it and tag it with #LarsMakes
Hi Brittany. This is such a lovely project. Thanks very much for sharing your detailed tutorial. I have included it in my latest Top 10 in Craft inspiration for Valentine’s Day. https://craftylikegranny.com/valentine-crafts-adults/ Cheers Jodie 🙂