If you’re one that needs an excuse to keep your Christmas tree up year round, here’s a great way to decorate that tree for Valentine’s Day!
2020 made me do lots of things I swore I’d never do.
Namely, getting a pink Christmas tree for Charlotte and letting her decorate it all by herself.
She was just so proud. And she impressed me! She typically does anyway, though.
I also did something I thought I’d never do – decorate a tree for Valentine’s day.
Let’s be real – whether I was single or not, Valentine’s was just annoying to me. Hearts. Red and pink (2 of my least favorite colors). Feeling obligated to get chocolates and flowers.
Here’s another little known fact – I don’t like chocolate. *gasp* I don’t hate it and I do love a good Reese’s Pumpkin, but other than that, I’ll pass.
But the girl had a pink Christmas tree. The post basically wrote itself.
Valentine’s Day Tree
For this tree, I picked up most of my supplies at Michael’s, but the rest I picked up at Home Goods.
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- Glitter heart picks (tons of options here)
- Pom garland (similar here)
- Pink Christmas tree
- Red reversible ribbon (Don’t recommend…More on that later)
The first step is to remove all the ornaments, picks, ribbon or any other decor you may have on your tree.
I personally left the lights on because I wasn’t changing that anyway. I almost bought Christmas lights with a pink string like these but I wasn’t trying to spend more money on this. Maybe next year.
Since here Christmas tree already had pink and white ornaments, I just made sure to take those off last so that I could have them for easy access to put back on.
Let’s take a break and talk about this ribbon.
It was 80% off at Michael’s as part of their Christmas clearance and when I saw it, I thought, “She’s gonna lose her mind.” She LOVES all things flippy sequins. (Add that to the list of other things I do not love at all).
Plus I figured I could flip one spool to pink and keep one on red to put it in the tree.
No. Just no.
It did not go as planned. I put it on anyway because I spent a crap ton of time cutting pieces, cleaning up sequins that fell off and flipping them one way or the other.
It’s too stiff to look good so best believe next time, I will be using plain ol’ wire ribbon or mesh tulle. Not this.
So, anyway I put the ribbon on.
Wasn’t happy, but I figured I had come this far, I wasn’t turning back now and it would be mostly covered by ornaments and other tree accoutrements.
The next step was to add our pom garland. What I like about a pom garland is that you can move the balls on the string so in the back, you can space them out so you have more of the balls in the front.
Man. That sentence had a lotta balls in it. And I made it through without ONE “that’s what she said” joke. Are you proud of me?
I had also picked up these little cupcake picks (Ha. “Picked up”. Get it? Cuz picks? I digress) at Walmart after Christmas clearance and added them to the tree with the red and pink heart picks I got from Home Goods.
Then we went through and added all the ornaments.
Ta da! Here she is in all her lovey dovey, Valentines-y glory.
So, here are 2 things I hope you take away from this post:
1. Never say never.
And 2. Don’t, and I can not stress this enough, use reversible sequin ribbon on a Christmas tree.
Thank you and goodnight.