Here’s a easy ornament for Valentine’s Day.
Here’s another design from Suess and Hewitt’s book Japanese Kimekomi.
I added the sequins, beads and bow to give it my own special flair.
I don’t own the rights to this design and so I’m not going to tell you how to make it. I will however encourage you to take a look at this book if you haven’t already. This is just one of their sixteen basic designs.
Materials and Tools Needed:
I used 9mm red and pink, and 4mm white.
I used the Valentine Mix* from Cartwright’s, as well as some other heart sequins I found at my local 100 yen shop in Japan. Both pictured below.
That’s it! Super easy. The hardest part for was waiting for the glue to dry. Sometimes when inspiration strikes I’m not so patient.
Just before I started this website last year I made two Valentine’s inspired ornaments for my YouTube channel. If you haven’t seen them yet here is your chance.
When I was a teenager, I had a friend who’s mother was crazy about Christmas trees. She had several of the plastic variety that stayed up all year round and would be decorated according to the season. Valentine’s theme for February, St. Patrick’s for March, Easter in April, and so on. I love this idea and if my husband would allow it I would do the same. Being Japanese, he has a difficult enough time understanding my absolute need to have a Christmas tree up in December. I’ve decided not to push the issue. But what about you? Have you gone Christmas tree crazy and keep it up all year? Are there any non-traditional ways you decorate your tree? Let’s discuss it in the comments.
As I was searching for examples I came across a blog post by HippieDog they call The little Valentine tree. I can’t post the image of their Valentine’s tree but I suggest you follow the link and see for yourself. So cute! They even tell you how they did it.
Here’s a tree for St. Patrick’s Day.
maryimp has some super cute stuff on Etsy for all the holidays. Perfect for an all season tree.
The possibilities are endless!