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!


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

  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

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

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

  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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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! ♥

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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!

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

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

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


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