Easy Valentine’s Day Decor ~ Gum Drop Tree

by Aubrey on January 26, 2011

Valentine Gum Drop Tree Decor

Taking down the Christmas decor became quite the traumatic event around my house. And when it came to throwing away our gum drop tree, I just couldn’t do it.  So we made it into a Valentine tree!  Seriously, easiest decor ever that your kids can help with.

Kids decorating a Gum Drop Tree

Just in case you missed it the first time around, I will fill you in on the details.

Supplies:

  • branch
  • white spray paint
  • red and white gum drops
  • pot with florist foam
  • ribbon

First, spray the branch white and let it dry, I sprayed my pot white too.  Stick it in the pot using the florist foam to support it.  I did cover the foam with glass rocks, but anything would work.  Let the kiddo(s) stick the gumdrops on, then finish of with a ribbon.  All done!

Now let’s just see if my girls can part with it come Feb 15th :)….Easter tree?

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Maria January 26, 2011 at 7:16 am

Aubrey, I loved this idea at Christmas time but never got around to making it. Just yesterday I was at the craft store getting supplies to make it. I’m going to try the cinnamon gummy hearts instead of gum drops. I hope they aren’t to heavy for my branches. Thanks for hte great idea. Maria

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Suzanne January 26, 2011 at 7:27 am

fun idea for kids to put together ;)

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Steph at Modern Parents Messy Kids January 26, 2011 at 9:48 am

I actually remember doing an Easter tree when I was about 9, same idea with a bunch of brightly decorated eggs hanging from the branches. I really can’t believe we’re talking about Valentine’s day let alone Easter! But I’m guilty of it too, I was going to try to hold back on the V-day stuff ’till February but I just couldn’t make it.

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Tammy @ Not just paper and glue January 27, 2011 at 6:58 am

This is absolutely adorable. What a fun thing to have the younger children make.

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Bea January 31, 2011 at 4:13 pm

My mom definitely has an Easter tree. You could just do pastel colored gumdrops, but hers is hung with dyed and painted blown-out egg shells. Plastic Easter eggs wouldn’t be as elegant, but would be fun and easy!

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