Make this year’s Valentine’s Day memorable. Transform your colorful Christmas centerpiece into a lovely Valentine’s Day tree. Here are sweet decorating ideas to inspire your creativity.
1. Pink Valentine Tree
An all-pink theme is perfect for those who adore this fun, flirty color. The Pretty in Pink Christmas Tree is a great choice. Your ornaments will definitely stand out against its pale pink foliage.
Here’s the secret to getting that coveted monochromatic look. Choose pink decorations in different shapes, sizes, and textures. These will add dimension to your tree. Rummage through your collection for beaded, frosted, pastel, or metallic ornaments. Once you find the right ones, set them free to work their pink magic.
Pick out trimmings that play up the femininity your pink tree. Embellish it with dainty satin roses or nosegays made out of real roses for that authentic Valentine’s Day vibe.
Hang knitted fabric hearts and delicate bubblegum-colored bows for a traditional sugar-and-spice (and everything nice) feel. Want something modern? Use plastic or acrylic ornaments in salmon, coral, or magenta hues. If you’re feeling sassy, wind a hot pink feather or faux fur boa around your tree. It also helps fill in any gaps in the foliage.
Vibrant and Vivid
Start off with a tree in a vibrant, playful shade of hot pink. Get creative and decorate a hot pink tree with DIY decorations and chromatic ornaments just like Jennifer Perkins did with her “Be Mine” garland.
Transparent balls are also a good choice. No matter their size, they won’t hide or obscure your tree’s electric pink foliage. If you’re lucky enough to find heart-shaped ornaments, grab them quick!
Cool, Clear, and Chic
Translucent glass, acrylic, or white fabric ornaments add an elegant touch. Their crisp look complements the intensity of a pink tree.
For a luxurious touch, display crystal figurines or starburst-shaped crystal décor on the prominent parts of the tree at eye-level.
Polished silver, chrome, and mercury glass ornaments are another good option. These pieces have mirror-like surfaces that allow them to blend in by reflecting the color of the surrounding tree needles.
For more pink-spiration, check out more decorating ideas here.
2. White Valentine Tree
Red All Over
A white centerpiece dolled up with red Valentine tree ornaments will sweep you off your feet. You can’t go wrong with this classic Valentine’s Day theme.
A popular choice during the holidays, white Christmas trees are well-loved for their beauty and versatility. The Moonlight White Christmas tree has a coat of pristine white foliage composed of soft PVC and pine needles. It has a slim yet lush profile, making it the perfect backdrop for vivid red ornaments.
When selecting red ornaments, make sure to avoid pale or pastel-toned ones. You want your reds to be deep, bright, and intense to contrast against the starkness of the white foliage.
For variety, use a mix of plain, fancy, beaded, and glittery pieces like Jade of Jaderbomb. Try ornaments with matte and shiny finishes, or those made from a mix of different materials.
Classic Valentine’s Day designs work well for this theme. Aside from ball ornaments, focus on classic Valentine symbols. Think hearts, lovebirds, roses, kiss marks, and Cupids.
Don’t have a lot of red ornaments on hand? Consider winding a bright red garland around your white tree. Another option is to attach wide strips of red satin ribbon to the topmost branch to hang down the length of tree.
Simple and Subtle
Embellish a white tree with simple red and pink décor for a subtle look. This combination adds a hint of elegance and a lot of romance to your Valentine’s Day set-up. With its smooth, even silhouette and full shape, the Winter White Christmas Tree lends itself well to this dreamy theme.
Try little pops of red and pink for a minimalist touch. Matte or frosted ball ornaments look fabulous. If you have pastel-hued pieces, now is a great time to bring them out again. Be extra nice to grandma and borrow her gorgeous set of vintage red and pink ornaments to seal the deal on your tender loving tree.
Remember to keep the size of your ornaments uniform, as over-sized items tend to spoil the symmetry of your design. As an added bonus, this technique gives your labor of love the impression of being well thought out, even if it was just thrown together at the last minute.
Want more white Christmas tree decorating tips? Read our ultimate guide here.
3. Red Valentine Tree
Overflowing with Fun
Red artificial trees have a commanding presence. If you have a bold and passionate personality then this is the tree color for you.
For Valentine’s Day, bring out your red tree’s more playful side with loads of fun and whimsical decorations.
White ornaments provide a nice contrast to fiery red foliage. Pink ones are an attractive complement. Place your selection of traditional white and pink décor throughout the tree in an evenly spaced manner. Remember to position larger items on the bottom to enhance the tree’s triangular shape.
Once your primary layer is complete, the fun can begin. Sprinkle your tree with small adorable stuffed toys and trinkets. A Valentine-inspired white teddy bear with a red satin heart is totally precious. Even his brown cousin would be irresistible with a white neck ribbon and a rose in paw. Throw in a Snoopy figurine dressed up as Cupid. He fits right in! With this theme, you can throw out the rule book and decorate to your heart’s content.
4. Experiment with Valentine Tree Colors
Who says you have stick to V-day’s typical colors: red, white, and pink? Choose a Christmas tree in your favorite hue and get personal with your decorations.
Check out the DIY heart ornaments that Jennifer Perkins put on her orange Christmas tree. We love their cheeky facial expressions. She used a combination of matte and shiny red and pink balls. Icicle and snowflake-shaped ornaments added sparkle.
Throwing a Valentine’s Day party? Then this glam tree decorating theme is right up your alley. Jen recycled her adorable heart ornaments and added tree picks for effect. Her tree topper? A pink heart, of course! By the way, here’s how to host a terrific V-day get-together.
There are so many Valentine’s Day tree ornaments to choose from. Go for pretty plastic teacups, kitschy lovebirds, frilly pink princesses, and cookie hearts. Don’t forget to choose bright trimmings to tie everything together.
A sweet idea is to decorate your tree with photos. Print them out on photo and frame them with decorated cardboard. Jazz up loose photos with scrapbook accessories. Or be a little extra and scribble love notes on heart-shaped tags and use them as ornaments. Old Valentine’s Day cards would be amazing as well.
Decorating a colorful Christmas tree is a fun and fresh way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We’d love to see pictures of your Valentine tree. So go ahead and take some snaps then share them in our comments section.