Do you want to decorate for Valentines Day, but you feel like everything you have seen could have been from a 3rd-grade classroom? Me too. Let’s fix that with this beautiful Valentine Rose Tree. It’s really a 3 part process, but only about 3 hours start to finish.
The first part of this project is to make the frame. If you are not feeling up to crafting with the wire you can use a cone-shaped piece of styrofoam. Grab it from Amazon in the search box, and skip to gluing on the flowers.
In the video, you will hear me say it’s a frame for a Christmas tree, but I didn’t get that project done. Now I am looking at this and thinking what else could I make out of it? So the Valentine Rose Tree was born.
Here’s the supply list:
Tomato cage (small size) I got mine at Tractor Supply
chicken wire also from Tractor Supply
Needle nose pliers
Wire cutters for the chicken wire
Heavy cutters for the Tomato cage.
Roses 2 bags, I got mine from Amazon
Glue Gun and glue sticks. If you need a new glue gun, check out my Amazon pick. I don’t need one, but I may order this anyway. It has lights and an on/off switch on the handle, as well as 2 temperature settings.
Part 1, The Frame.
I started out by cutting off the bottom section of the cage. (the largest circle) Next I took the 3 top wires and pulled them together to make the shape of a Christmas tree. I wrapped one of the wires around to secure it. Sorry I didn’t take a picture of it. The next step is to secure the chicken wire, and since a picture is worth a thousand (or more) words I made a video of it. I have no idea why the birds were so loud in my yard that day. Hope you enjoy bird noise.
So that’s how to attach the wire. I just did one side at a time, on all three parts of the frame. As you saw in the video it goes fairly quickly. I don’t remember for sure but it was less than 2 hours to be all done.
Part 2, Glue on the Flowers
Let’s call that the end of part one. On to part two. All I really did was to glue the roses to the frame. Put a dollop of glue on. (What do I always say? Be careful Hot Glue is hot!) Press it onto the frame.
This is what it looks like after the first row and starting on the second row.
And finally, all done. I did go back and fill in some empty spots with roses since I only used about a bag and a half I had plenty.
Part 3, Making the Bow.
This is another place where a video is worth a whole lot of words, so here is a video of making the bow.
I actually ended up putting 2 tails on mine, and they were both curled. If you know you are going to curl them it is best to make them a longer than you think you need, because the curl shortens the ribbon some.
All that’s left now is to attach the bow and find a place in your home to display your new creation. If you have enjoyed this Valentine Rose Tree tutorial please be sure to share it.
Till next Time…