Monday, January 20, 2014

DIY Valentine's Day Twig Centerpiece

Looking to make a cute DIY Valentine's Day centerpiece for your kitchen or dining room table?  You've come to the right spot.  I created this easy and very budget-friendly centerpiece in just a few minutes and - or should I say 'even' - with the help of my 2 and 5 year olds.  The great thing about this piece is you can shop your house (and your yard) and spend no money at all.   I love projects like that!

What you'll need:  
-Small flower pot, vase (not clear glass) or bowl.
-A few Branches
-Floral foam or styrofoam (or balled up newspaper)
-Covering such as tissue paper, burlap, greenery, or shredded paper
-Valentine's Day-colored or themed scrapbook paper
-Ribbon, twine, or string

I collected twigs from the yard with my two year old son.  We looked for small branches that had some 'Ys' formed on them so we could use them to hang our decorations.   I used about four of the branches selecting twigs that were generally the same size.

Put the floral foam or styrofoam into the pot or vase.  If you are using  the newspaper method ball it up really tight and press the sticks as far into the paper as possible so they stay standing. 

 

Use some tissue paper, burlap, greenery, or shredded pieces of paper to put into the top of the pot to cover the foam ball.  I found the heart tissue paper - seen in the picture at the top of the post - at the dollar store.  You can see in the picture below I also considered using the berry garland for the top of the base...I left it there for about half a day. You can see where it ultimately ended up in my Valentine's Day decor here.

Now it's time to decorate your Valentine's Day centerpiece. I made 3D paper hearts (click here for the tutorial) to hang on my mini tree. You could also make some mini yarn pompoms or drape it with silver, red, pink and/or white beads as garland.





Guess what the best part of this little tree is?  When Valentine's Day is over you can remove the paper hearts or garland and replace them with mini Easter eggs for a cute DIY Easter table centerpiece... Always thinking ahead, we are, we are!

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