Frugal Valentine Trees
Submitted to “Made by You Monday’s ” on SKIP TO MY LOU
Fast. Fun. FRUGAL! Gotta love that kind of project!
I picked up the red cone trees at Dollar Tree for 50 cents each after Christmas. The plastic champagne flutes were 2/$1.00 at Dollar Tree (in the wedding section) I just put some glue around the outer rim of the champagne flute and plopped the tree on top. Let dry overnight.
The little ivory colored hearts (there is a little clear glitter in the center of each heart, but it doesn’t show up very well in the pictures) came from the wedding section at DT also. I didn’t even use HALF a package of them to make SIX trees. Just hot glued them on randomly.
The ‘true love’ satin ribbon came from Joann’s, in their $1.00 section. One package was enough to do two trees. The ribbon was self adhesive, but I added a dot of hot glue at the beginning and end, just to be safe.
I’ve also taken cones like these, turned them upside down, added some metallic paper shred, tied on a ribbon handle and filled them with candy and a little treat basket.
I did these last Christmas, hence the ‘warm wishes’ tag. It would be cute to use the red ones, filled with Hershey’s kisses and a paper lace heart tied on.
My inspiration for using the trees to fill with treats, came from these little DT Victorian style cone ornaments from several years ago. These were MUCH smaller (only hold 3 pieces of candy) but gave me the idea to use the cone-shaped trees in a different way.