I was super excited to get the opportunity to have my valentine tree featured in J-14 Decorate. It’s a magazine for teens to inspire them to decorate. I think it’s a great concept. I was very honored that they contacted me. The magazine spread has some really cute crafts from making a rose heart bowl which is made by placing roses in little bowls. This would look great on a table. I love the sweet heart frame made from assorted sweetheart candies. Love the heart art canvas, be mine garland and heartfelt  memories made with favorite photos in a heart shape. Valentine Day is one of those special occasions that motivates us to create fun and happy projects like these. My Valentine tree which I created  last year was an inspiration that came to me while I was walking my dog. I found some small branches, then it hit me. A valentine tree. Make love grow with my tutorial here!


valentine branch diy


 Micheals has some great punchers for hearts and other cute shapes! You can even make the hearts in turquoise which is one of my favorite looks for a tree. The turquoise really pops! What are you doing for Valentine Day! I am thinking of creating a small dinner outside near the fire pit. If you have any ideas love to hear about them.



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  1. Congratulations on your feature! You must be so excited. Your tree is really cute!

  2. Hi Maria: This is simple and sweet so pretty. Congratulations on the feature, its a great idea to get teens interested in their surroundings.

    1. Thank so much! your parties are great, I have added you to my party list.

  3. What a cute simple idea! Congrats on the feature. ?

  4. Congratulations on the magazine article. Truly deserved, the Valentine Tree is so sweet and I believe the teens will enjoy it. It is cute.

    1. Thanks Mary, it was a cute surprise! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having fun!

  5. The tree is so delicate and pretty and I love how you styled it on the bedside table. What an honor to be featured in a magazine. Good job!

  6. How cute! I love pink, so this project is right up my alley.

  7. Your tree is adorable and congrats on getting published!

  8. Cute, simple, and sweet — a perfect addition to your décor for Valentine’s Day.

  9. Simple and pretty, this is right up my ally. Now to find the heart punch! Congrats on the feature.

  10. Congratulations on the feature, The little Valentine tree is quite lovely.

    1. Carol, its was a sweet surprise being featured in my first magazine!
      Hugs Maria

  11. This is so lovely Maria – congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

  12. Simple but festive. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party. – Emily

  13. Wow…I’m hanging my head low. How on earth did I miss this? Congratulations my friend, well deserved xox

    1. Katherine, thats old, but thank you anyway. I’m sorry for not reaching out about the giveaway but been sick a lot with flew and stomach virus. Will sign up for some future giveaway.

  14. Hi Maria! I love a good craft and this is so exciting that your Valentine Tree was featured in J-14 magazine!!! Just seeing this on your sidebar today as I was reading your blog. How fun!!!

    Congratulations and I hope you get featured again soon,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Thanks thats a few years old. I am pretty focused on opening a little store lately than getting featured but if it happens thats nice.

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