Converting your white Christmas tree into a hearts and roses Valentine tree is a great way to decorate for Valentine’s Day. It’s fast and easy. And lets you keep your tree up for a little while longer.
I don’t know about you, but I always feel like my house is empty when I take down my Christmas trees.
This year, I decided to keep one of them up and convert it to a Valentine’s tree.
Since it’s a white Christmas tree it provides the perfect backdrop for all of the red and pink ornaments.
And I love it so much that I think this is going to become an annual tradition!
So if you’re not ready to give up your holiday decor just yet, this post is for you!
Let’s get decorating!
1 | Remove any Ornaments that don’t go
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First, you need to remove any of the tree ornaments that are too Christmas-y or aren’t the right color.
Hopefully, you have some red, pink or neutral colored ones on there that can stay up so you don’t have to start decorating from scratch.
Since my Christmas tree was decorated with green, red, and black and white, I removed all of the green ornaments and left the others.
2 | Add fake roses
Next we’re going to add some roses. Fake ones are much easier to maintain than real ones 🙂
I went through my faux flowers collection and pulled all the pink and red roses I could find.
Some of them (like these pink ones*) came from the Dollar Tree. (They have very inexpensive fake flowers that work quite well as tree decorations.)
Some of them came from Michael’s (like these red ones).
They’re more expensive, but look a little more realistic looking.
I like to buy them in bunches and then separate the flowers so they can be spread out around the tree.
I also added a few white ones.
However they didn’t stand out that much against the white tree so they’re probably not necessary in this case. (If you’re decorating a green tree, you’ll probably want them to add some contrast.)
3 | Hang heart ornaments
I bought two types of heart ornaments to hang from the tree.
The first ones are these lacy-looking ones* that come in red and pink, as well as a couple of different designs.
The second kind are these small hearts*, like the red one that you can just above and to the left of the lacy heart in the picture.
4 | Add red and white picks
My tree already had some bright red and white picks (these ones* are similar), but I re-arranged them a bit to fill in the spaces better.
And added some more of these sparkly red ones*.
They add texture to the tree that you can’t get with ordinary ornaments.
5 | Put up A heart tree topper
Finally I added a tree topper that’s actually a heart wreath covered in pink and red roses. (The exact one I used isn’t available any more, but this one* is similar.)
This is intended to be a door hanger and is a little heavy to stand up straight on the top of the tree by itself.
So I hung it from a hook in the ceiling right over the tree. That way it stays upright.
The finished hearts and roses Valentine tree
I think the white Christmas tree really makes all the pink and red decorations pop.
Especially when the lights are on.
And all the pink and red rose blooms combined with the heart ornaments are just so pretty.
And of course, I couldn’t just stop with the tree!
So the wall over the fireplace mantel also got a Valentine’s Day makeover with some DIY wreaths (ribbon wrapped around wreath forms), these DIY paper flowers, and some more of the heart ornaments from the tree.
Hopefully you’ve found some inspiration to decorate your own hearts and roses Valentine tree!
Click the images below to go to the site where you can buy them. Some of the decorations I used are no longer available so I have tried to find similar options in those cases.
Other Valentine’s Day decor you might like
- Red, pink and white Valentine tree
- Blush pink tablescape
- Paper hearts and doilies tablescape
- Easy DIY Valentine’s Day table decor ideas
- How to fold a heart-shaped napkin
Have comments or questions about our hearts and roses Valentine’s Day tree? Tell us in the section below.
This post was originally published on February 8, 2022 but was updated with new content on December 16, 2023.