Valentine Heart Cone Tree Tutorial

Valentine paper heart cone trees! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!


     Fabulously fun and easy to make, the ever-popular cone tree wears its heart on its sleeve in this Love-ly Valentine version!  Here's how to make a Valentine Heart Cone Tree:


#Valentine heart paper cone trees! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!
Start with just a bit of card stock paper in pinks and lavender and these basic supplies. I love this little lopsided heart punch!



#Valentine heart paper cone trees! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!
Punch out a bunch of hearts from your color card stock. Create a cone from a piece of 8.5x11 card stock and tape the seam. Need a template?  Here you go:
{Or, to make your own, simply take a piece of string and tie it to a pencil.  Make the string 8.25 inches long from the pencil. Use your thumb to press the string to the left corner of your paper, and use the pencil end to draw an arc as in the template above.}

Next, just start gluing some of those sweet hearts to the cone, starting at the bottom and working your way up:
Valentine paper heart cone trees. Beautiful!  | tutorial at I Gotta Create!


Experiment with different spacing techniques. You can overlap the hearts quite a bit or space them so that you can see the cone beneath.
Valentine paper heart cone trees. Beautiful!  | tutorial at I Gotta Create!


Like I always say, A Gal's Gotta Have A Glue Gun!



These trees are pretty sweet unadorned...
#Valentine heart paper cone trees! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!


...But I always like to go for a little bling! These charms on yarn are adorable.
#Valentine heart paper cone trees! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!


Here's some fun ribbon for dress-up.
#Valentine heart paper cone trees! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!
You can make your trees monochromatic, slightly varied, or colorful like a bag full of conversation hearts! 


#Valentine heart paper cone trees! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!
So sweet on a bedside table. I placed this one on a glass candlestick to vary the height.


#Valentine heart paper cone trees! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!
Simple, cute and fun!



Next up: DIY Giant Hershey-Filled Kisses.  Check out all of my Valentine project below!


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34 comments:

Beverly Pennington said...

those are adorable!

Bliss said...

I wasn't half bad at paper crafts when I was a kid. It was about the only kind I got decent grades on. I should of stuck with scissors and glue.

My fav is the one with the keys, cute cute cute!

~Bliss~

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Oh these are precious! I never would have thought to do a Valentine tree of this sort, but they are to die for cute. Great idea!

Dree Getz said...

I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!
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Classy Clutter said...

FUN!!!!! LOVE this!

Hope you'll come link this up at our first ever linky party!
http://classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/02/spotlight-saturday-1-our-first-linky.html

Mallory @ Classy Clutter

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

I love the one with the little keys. So cute! I'm following you with the new Linky Follower (via the LF Blog Hop). Will you follow me back?

Shasta
intheoldroad.blogspot.com

Katalina Jewelry said...

Hi Christina! Sweet trees. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How cute and festive! Have a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Just Jaime said...

I love how fun and cute this is!

If you are interested, we'd love to have you share this at our new link party, http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/02/wayward-weekend-week-4.html

Sarah said...

Hey-I'm now following your lovely blog on Linky Followers. I'd love for you to follow back!

-Sarah @ Adventures of Our Fami-Ly
www.adventuresofourfamily.com

Jen said...

Love these! I think I may add them to our crafting line up on valentine's day! Thanks for linking up! ~Jen

Carolyn Robbins said...

Great Idea. I am linking through Linky Followers. Happy Valentine's Day!
Carolyn

The Shady Porch said...

I <3 your trees! Very cute! I'm a Linky Follower now too! I hope you'll follow me back!

Audrey said...

Really neat looking. I love the one with the keys. You are so talented. I just do not have the patience to do that kind of stuff but enjoy it.
Blessings.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.
http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

Not Just A Mommy! said...

What a fabulous idea!! So easy and fun, I had to pin it...

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Cute Christina!!!

Anonymous said...

They're so cute! Kinda reminds me of those Christmas trees that were popular with the bloggers. I do like the Valentines version! I'm Linky Following you too!

Lindsi B said...

oh my goodness those are BEAUTIFUL! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

Beth F. said...

These are very cute, I love the mini garlands!

Cassidy said...

These trees are so CUTE! Love the charms you added!

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cathy@my1929charmer said...

OK, seriously cute, Really cute. Only you could come up with some of these ideas. Love the charms! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay! I'm following you on Linky!

Cherished Bliss said...

These are too cute! I'm sharing these on facebook as well as pinning! Thanks for linking up!!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Christina...these are ADORABLE!!!! LOVE! :)

Jami said...

Oh my goodness! Those are the cutest trees! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Tuesday To Do Party (if you haven't already.) Also, the Pretty Packages Party is going on & I would love for you to share any creative gifts, packages or party favor ideas!

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-to-do-part-49-and-48-list.html

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/pretty-packages-party-12.html

Smiles!
Jami

Catch A Falling Star said...

Super cute idea!
I barely have any decorations for Valentines day this would be perfect and easy!!
Thanks for sharing.

crafty gyrl said...

Very cute idea!

Meeha Meeha said...

Such a simple idea and such great results. I love them all :)

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Thanks so much for all the sweet feedback!! <3

cassidy adams said...

I love these! Would love to try with glitter paper!

Gina {aka East Coast Mommy} said...

So cute! I think I need to get out my "heart-shaped" punch. :-)

Lórien said...

So cute! I love that punch! Any clue where I could find it?

Kathryn Knight said...

I love it! What are the cones resting on?

Heidi B said...

I love the lopsided punch too and have been looking for one like it, but haven't seen one! Care to share where you found yours?? Or what brand it is?

margot said...

This pinkatastic craft is shared on www.facebook.com/pinkalicious :-)