How to Make Easy DIY Valentine's Tree Ornaments (2024)

Looking for a super easy Valentine’s Day craft? Check out these pretty DIY Valentine’s tree ornaments that are perfect decorations not only on a tree but anywhere in your home.

After the holiday décor is packed away we either are happy to have a clean bare home or we’re feeling a little blue that all the twinkle lights are gone.

Some years I’m excited to get it all put away and feel like I can breathe again with all the empty space.

But other years I’m not ready to let the holiday magic go.

This year I wasn’t ready to pack up the fun on New Year’s Day like I usually do so I left everything up until the following weekend.

After storing all the holiday décor the last thing to do was take down my new tree from King of Christmas.

I had taken the ornaments off and put those away but I procrastinated taking the tree down.

It’s just so pretty and I love it so much I figured it looked like winter décor with just the lights on each evening.

So it stayed up!

Then I had an idea to keep that tree up even longer!

Wait until you see what I came up with!

Welcome to the Valentine’s Themed Blog Tour

Don’t you love visiting the homes of décor bloggers and finding new ideas and inspiration for your home?

We sure do!

Today we’re excited to join 14 other bloggers for this Valentine-themed blog hop hosted by our friendPasha from Pasha is Home.

You can find links toeveryone’sideas at the bottom of this post.

If you’re visiting us fromPaint Me Pink, weren’t Norma’s DIY heart-shaped tea bags so creative?

We’re so happy you’ve stopped by to visit Simply2Moms. If you’re new around here, we’re Anne and AnnMarie, two moms who are lucky enough to be friends, neighbors,andbusiness partners.

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That’s me, AnnMarie wearing pink on the right, and Anne is wearing green on the left.

We work together to share simple and budget-friendly ideas fordecorating,recipes,DIY projects, and tips forlife with older teens (and beyond!).

You can read moreabout us and our families over here.

And we wouldloveto learn more aboutyou! Be sure to say “hi” in the comments below and tell us where you’re visiting from.

But that’s enough about us.

Now go grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and let’s check out what I did with my Christmas tree this year.

Table Of Contents

  1. Welcome to the Valentine's Themed Blog Tour
  2. How to Decorate a Christmas Tree for Valentine's Day
  3. How to Make Metallic Gold Heart Ornaments
    • Supplies Needed:
  4. What Type of Craft Paint is Best
  5. How to Use Rub 'n Buff Wax on Craft Wood
  6. Where to Hang DIY Valentine's Day Ornaments
  7. More Valentine's and Galentine's Inspiration
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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree for Valentine’s Day

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Here’s a little peek at her!

This is the 8 foot King Noble Fir from King of Christmas isn’t she a beauty?!

I love how sparse she is so that you can really enjoy each ornament hung from her branches.

For Christmas, I kept the ornaments simple and used some fun garlands as well in a neutral color scheme with lots of gold.

You can see how I decorated the tree for Christmas here.

I decided to keep my tree up and decorate it for Valentine’s day…because why not…it’s super fun!

But I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on decorations so I got my craft on and made them instead.

How to Make Metallic Gold Heart Ornaments

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This craft project didn’t cost much because I had almost all of the supplies I needed except the wood hearts.

So check out your stash home to see if you have some items already to create your own DIY ornaments.

If you need some things don’t worry I’ve got you covered with a list of the supplies I used to make these easy gold hanging hearts.

Supplies Needed:

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I love a modern farmhouse style but I’m starting to move away from such a rustic look around my home and incorporate some transitional design.

Don’t get me wrong I still love farmhouse just not so much of it…ya know what I mean?

The craft hearts I bought came with the twine string hung on each heart so the first thing I had to do was remove it so I could paint them easily.

I untied each piece in case I wanted to reuse the twine but if you’re not planning to use it again then you can just snip it off with a pair of scissors.

What Type of Craft Paint is Best

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I bought 36 wood craft heart pieces and wanted to try two different ways to paint them.

The first was to simply paint them with this gold metallic paint using an inexpensive chip brush.

The gold was pretty but I thought it may have been a bit plain without much variation.

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The second way I tried was painting the hearts white with this craft paint and another chip brush.

Then I laid all the painted pieces out on paper towels until they were dry.

The nice thing about craft paint is it easily washes off your hands so don’t worry about getting messy while you’re working.

I even got some paint on my table but since I had sealed this table as soon as I brought it home the paint just wiped right off with water.

How to Use Rub ‘n Buff Wax on Craft Wood

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Once the white-painted wood pieces were dry, I grabbed a small paintbrush and my Rub ‘n Buff.

This wax pigment is usually rubbed on with your finger or a cloth and then buffed hence the name. lol

It’s also often used on pieces with some texture to them like along the edge of a mirror or frame.

Or along a decorative piece of furniture as it accents those features in the piece with the wax.

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But since these hearts were flat I decided to use a small artist paintbrush to lightly apply some of the Rub ‘n Buff to the piece.

I wanted this craft project to have a bit of a distressed look rather than a solid color.

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Once I finished applying the gold wax with the paint brush I used a paper towel to buff the color on the heart.

You can see a bit of the white paint showing through the gold which is exactly what I wanted.

The Rub ‘n Buff dries rather quickly so you don’t have to wait too long for the next step.

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Once all the hearts were dry, I threaded each one with a piece of 3/8″ gold organza ribbon.

I think the sheer ribbon gives the inexpensive hearts a bit more sophistication than the twine that they originally were tied with.

And I love the shimmer of the ribbon paired with the metallic painted hearts.

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Here you can see both the painted and the Rub ‘n Buff styles I did on these tree ornaments together.

Can you tell which is which?

It really depends on how the light is hitting them to see the differences in the metallic shine.

The gold-painted hearts were much easier since all I had to do was slap the paint on each heart.

But the others were painted white and then gilded with gold which was an extra step.

I thought there would be more of a difference using the Rub ‘n Buff however since there wasn’t I’d recommend taking the easy option and just painting them gold.

Where to Hang DIY Valentine’s Day Ornaments

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I wasn’t super happy with the craft project until I actually hung the hearts on my tree.

At first, I thought both styles turned a bit…well, if I’m being honest, blah.

I wasn’t really impressed with my crafting abilities. lol

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But once I hung all of them on the tree I stepped back and ya know what?

I thought they looked pretty darn amazing!

These DIY Valentine’s tree ornaments were exactly what I envisioned.

I wanted tree ornaments that were simple yet elegant for Valentine’s Day.

And a craft project that was super easy and affordable to accomplish in just an hour.

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At night these Valentine’s Day tree ornaments just glimmer against the twinkling lights and look even more beautiful.

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Sources: chip paint brush | craft wood hearts | white craft paint | scissors | gold Rub ‘n Buff | metallic gold paint | sheer gold ribbon

More Valentine’s and Galentine’s Inspiration

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How to Keep Your Valentines Day Décor Simple yet Pretty // Pasha is Home

5 Décor Ideas to Show Your Home Some Love this Valentine’s Day // Shiplap and Shells

At Home Valentines Ideas // Sand Dollar Lane

Cozy Valentine Bedroom Ideas // The Pond’s Farmhouse

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How To Set A Beautiful Valentine’s Day Table Setting // White Lilac Farmhouse

Shades of Pink Valentine’s Home Tour // Willow Bloom Home Blog

Romantic Antique Table Setting with Thoughtful Design // Dabbling and Decorating

Beautiful Valentine’s Décor Inspiration // White Arrows Home

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Heart Shaped Tea Bags DIY // Paint Me Pink

Let’s Make Easy DIY Valentine’s Tree Ornaments // Simply 2 Moms

How to Create an Updated Vintage Look For a Delightful Centerpiece // County Road 407

How to Make an Easy Valentine’s Garland // Cottage in the Mitten

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co*cktails for Galentine’s Day // A Life Unfolding

Handwritten Valentine’s Day Love Letter // My Sweet Savannah

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts // Southern Crush at Home

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