How To – Valentine’s Day Craft: Making a Love Tree
Rather than take the whole thing down, we removed the leaves and decided to repurpose it into a "Love Tree."

Much to my daughter's dismay, I am not a crafty person. Unlike many moms, I do not easily think up fun DIY or learning projects. Luckily, my mom and my sister come up with things for my daughter to do when the crafting bug hits especially hard.


Back in November, they helped my daughter make a "Thankful Tree" and we all wrote down things we were grateful for on leaves. I don't know what it says about us that this tree has been hanging on our coat closet door since then. Yesterday, my mom decided that she couldn't stand seeing a Fall tree any longer. Rather than take the whole thing down, we removed the leaves and decided to repurpose it into a "Love Tree."

We took construction paper and cut out hearts in 4 different colors. Each of us (my daughter, mom, sister, and myself) took a different color. We wrote things on our hearts that we love. Our words included things like family, Jesus, Disney, cats, music, and Young Living.

Make It a Learning Opportunity

My daughter is 5 and just learning to read and spell. We used this craft as a learning opportunity to reinforce some of the things that she is learning in Kindergarten. Some words, like "mom" and "YaYa," she already knew how to spell. Others we helped her sound out while she wrote the letters.

Once everyone was done writing down their words, my mom helped my daughter tape the hearts onto our tree. Now we will be able to go by and see what we love. It can be used as a way to remind us of our blessings. It can also be a reminder of things we want to pray for during the next month.

My daughter is already talking about what we will put on the tree next. Do you think it will be Shamrocks or Easter Eggs?
Additional Resources
I connected with some amazing people to share some blogs featuring all things Valentines! Baskets, date nights, gifts, and more! Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing!

14 thoughts on “How To – Valentine’s Day Craft: Making a Love Tree

  1. I love that you’re still doing your best, even though crafting doesn’t come natural to you <3 that really shows how much you care for your daughter!

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