Saturday, January 14, 2012

Love is... Holiday Tree

 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 

I Corinthians 13: 4 - 7
I love how trees aren't just for Christmas anymore!  This is my first attempt with a holiday tree and I love it!  Here's how I tackled the project! 

Start with a small tree.  (Or a big one!)  ;-)  I wrapped mine in eyelet lace
 With a bow on top.
Make some salt dough:

2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
1 Cup Water

Mix ingredients.  You may want to add a little more water.  The dough needs to be as dry as possible. 
Roll it out and cut it out.  I used two different sized hearts. 
Make sure to create a way to hang the ornaments.  I used the cap of a pen to punch holes in dough.
Place your cutouts on a cookie sheet and bake for about an hour in a 250 degree oven.  I like to flip them after about 20 minutes.  They just need to be dry, not brown.  Let them cool.      

Paint!  I chose a dark red and a dusty pink.
With a regular marker, you can write what love means to you.  I chose words from I Corinthians 13:4-7.  Patient, Kind, Honest, Gracious, Generous, Hopeful, Enduring, Humble, Everlasting

This would be a great project for a children's Sunday School Class!  I left the small pink hearts plain.  It would be fun to put names on them though. 

Sprinkle a little glitter on each heart then tap the side.  Leave just enough to make them shimmer. 

I used Martha Stewart's black micro glitter. 

Add ribbon and hang them on your eyelet clad tree.





What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day in our old stone cottage!  Thanks so much for visiting!

19 comments:

  1. Marci...this is just adorable! Love it!

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  2. Hi, Anne! Thanks so much for the compliment. I was really happy with the end result! My brain is already swirling with ideas for an Easter Tree! -Marci

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  3. Hi, Veronica! I had so much fun with this project! -Marci

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  4. Marci, this turned out so nice! And I like your idea of using it for a Sunday School project! Blessings,

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  5. Hi, June! Thank you for the compliment! I am trying to decide on a Bible verse for an Easter or Spring Holiday Tree. Any thoughts? -Marci

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  7. My husband vetoed my holiday tree. I LOVE that you are doing one! Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday. I'm gonna show him what I was talking about!

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  8. very pretty I love how you made ornaments. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

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  9. Well, that is just too fun! I'm adding this to my kid's craft board and hopefully the girls and I can get to it before Valentine's day! Thanks for linking it up at Tips and Tricks!
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

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  10. Marci, this is so sweet! I love that you included the recipe for the salt dough- thank you! I want to make the ornaments for Valentine's...and then get them back out for Christmas. The inspiring, loving words are good for all seasons! :)

    I saw this at Fancy This Fridays- Happy Friday! ♥

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  11. Cute idea and it looks so easy!

    Thanks for linking up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope you hop over again next week.
    Sara
    Sweetsillysara@gmail.com

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  12. found you through the friday favorites link up party! what a cute idea :) i love the eyelet lace that you used around the tree.
    love.
    amy.
    amylynn188.blogspot.com

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  13. This is too adorable! I love the eyelit "Garland" around the tree! I can't wait to hear more about the stone cottage (right out of my dreams!) This is an outstanding blog!! I found you through the blog hop and am so glad I did; I am your newest follower, and can't wait for more! Hoping you'll stop by and say hi sometime! wanderlust-wishlist.blogspot.com

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  14. Great use for that tree. So positive and thoughtful. Brings warmth to the winter! Thank you for linking @ Doggone Dirty Craftin!

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  15. Fabulous! Love the salt dough hearts. Cute way to transition from Christmas to Valentine's Day! Pinning.

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  16. Love the tree! Those heart ornaments are such a lovely idea!!

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