February 6, 2014

“Two Little Lovers Sitting In A Tree” Decor




Gotta love that childhood sing-song rhyme we all used to chant in elementary school! Who says we can’t say it  once we grow up? Thanks to the talents of the darling Merrymint gals, they used this rhyme to help me turn the song Jamie & I danced to at our wedding… into gorgeous art!


It’s SO easy to make one for yourself!

{This could also be an awesome anniversary gift, a meaningful Valentine’s Day gift, or the PERFECT gift for a wedding or bridal shower!}

#1) SUPPLIES – gather up your supplies. You don’t need a whole lot to make this darling piece of art! Grab a pair of scissors, adhesive of some type {I recommend something like this – it will pop things up to make them look more 3-D}, an 8×10 frame, 4 sheets of white cardstock, a black pen, distressing ink {totally optional}, and some cute ribbon or baker’s twine. Other then that – you just need the printables. I have them linked up below in the steps where you will need them.

#2) LYRICS – In Word, open up a new document and make sure it’s in “landscape” mode. Type up the lyrics to the song that has the most meaning to you & your spouse. If you can’t remember all of the words, you can Google it. I like to use this site to find mine but there are all sorts of websites out there that showcase song lyrics. Once you have your song typed up, it’s time to make it look FUN! You can bold the title, change different parts of the song to a different font, or even add color! Once you have it exactly the way you want it, copy the entire song and paste it over and over again in your document so the entire page is covered. {See example below.} If your song happens to be any of the following: RealizeCan’t Take My Eyes Off Of YouHold My Hand, and You Raise Me Up…. then you are in LUCK! I happened to create this for my family members for Christmas. Here’s the PDF for those songs.

#3) PRINTING THE LYRICS & TREE – Once you are finished typing up your lyrics, print them onto white cardstock. Once printed, put it back into the printer and print this PDF onto that sheet so the outline of the tree is on top of your lyrics.

printed tree

#4) PRINTING THE HEARTS & TAG – You will also want to print off the “Heart” PDF {this has directions on it} and this cute “Tag” PDF. If you are giving this to your sweetheart or to a friend, you can hole-punch and attach the tag to the outside of your present.

#5) CUT – Time to cut everything out! Cut out all four hearts, the tree, and the tag if you’d like. You can also cut two 12-inch pieces of ribbon/twine. You will probably be cutting that length down but it’s better to be safe then sorry. :) Also cut out a piece of white cardstock to be the background for your art, you’ll want it to be sized 8×10 inches. If you want to change things up, you could also have a fun pattern for the background. I like the clean simplicity of a blank background, so I just used white.

#6) INK – This step is completely optional. I LOVE to ink, so I rubbed a little bit of black scrapbooking ink on the outside of the tree and the hearts. I LOVE the fluid chalk kind. It’s super easy to hold in your hand.

#7) WRITE – In your best handwriting, print your name on one of the smaller hearts and your sweetheart’s name on the other. OPTIONAL: You can also draw a tiny black heart on the tree… to look like a squirrel hole. :) Below is an up close peek at what mine looks like once finished…

#8) ADHERE – Time to put the tree on!! I like to use the square adhesives, it makes the tree/heart pop off the page to make it look a little more interesting. Place them on the back of your tree and attach the tree to your background.


Inked Tree

#9) HEARTS/TWINE – Before securing the twine, I placed the hearts where I wanted them. I then secured the bottom of the twine {this would be covered by the heart} to the background page and then tied the top on the tree limb. Trim the ribbon/twine down once it’s tied. When I was done, I adhered the larger hearts on top.

String for Hearts
#10) ALMOST DONE – Put your work of art inside your frame… don’t worry, the little hearts are coming…

#11) THE LITTLE HEARTS – Put adhesive on the smaller hearts, and put them on the glass of the frame… on the OUTSIDE! Yeppers, we threw in a little twist there. :) You can always put this part inside the frame if you want, but I LOVE the look of mine on the outside. Either way {inside or outside the frame}, I love how it looks when layering the hearts. It gives it a little border.

#12) WRAP ‘ER UP – You are DONE! Wrap that bad boy up to give to your sweetie!


You are going to LOVE looking at this new piece of decor in your home. If you are looking for more cute DIY decor ideas for your home, check out this fun way to display your love story OR this cute way to show off all of the qualities you LOVE about your sweetheart!

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110 Responses to ““Two Little Lovers Sitting In A Tree” Decor ”

  1. Dianna Pape says:

    Tara……… absolutely beautiful gift, thank you so much!!!!!

  2. Kim says:

    Love this, and almost done! However I don’t have good handwriting at all! Do you know any way to be able to type the names onto the heart images before printing? Thanks!!

    • Tara Tara says:

      Hey Kim! If you have a photoshop program, you can do it in there. If not… do you have any friends with great handwriting? That might be the perfect Plan B! Good luck! XOXO

  3. Lynnet Hardwick says:

    Found you on Pinterest and had to do this for Honey and myself for Valentines – using Phil Vassar’s Just Another Day in Paradise. Thank you for the step by step, links, and files!!!! You made this absolutely much easier than doing it without all your help!

  4. deb says:

    I am not able to pull up the pdf from your link, any chance you can email it to me?

    • Tara Tara says:

      Sorry! Our site was experiencing issues. Try it again and it should work! Just right-click on the link{s} and save it to your desktop. XOXO

  5. Racheal Fowler says:

    Do you sell these???

  6. Pam S. says:

    I just made this super wonderful ‘love tree’! It turned out better than could ever hope for and was super easy! I can’t thank you enough for the great links and step by step guide. Instead of using lyrics I used Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem “How do I love thee”. We quote this poem and change the words as we go. May I suggest using poems, love letters, bible verses, wedding vows, whatever touches your heart. Thanks again!! You’re the greatest!

  7. Jeanne says:

    I absolutely loved this project. I made one for myself, my two nieces, and my sister-in-law. I hung two additional hearts on either side of each of them due to we each have two children. For my sister-in-law, I wrote the names of her daughters and their husbands to the two additional hearts, and then, scattered on the bottom, I added her four grandchildren. It came out so cute that I was jealous that I don’t have grandchildren yet. Thank you again for the the free printables making it so easy to do.

  8. Lillie says:

    They are so cute! I am going to make this for my niece wedding.Thank you so much.Is there any more crafts you doing.please let me know.It so much fun to do craft. I am looking for something for baby shower.

    • Tara Tara says:

      Have you seen our “Pretty In Pink” baby shower kit?? I’ve used that one for 2 showers I’ve thrown so far! XOXO

  9. Lindsay says:

    Hello! approximately how big are the trees? i am going to actually use they as stand-up trees for table centerpieces at my wedding! I want to have meaningiful songs on each of them! i just want to be sure they are big enough to see! :)


  10. Eryn says:

    Love this! I made it for a friend’s wedding. They have 3 boys, so I also cut out 3 little birds and added them to the tree.

    So cute! Thanks!

  11. Becca says:

    Love this! Just made one for a friend’s bridal shower. I used light gray for the background with a white frame and solid red twine. I hope she loves it!

  12. Kat says:

    How do I download the template? I can’t seem to find the printable version.

    • Tara Tara says:

      Hey Kat! There are links throughout the post for the printables… just go back through and read it carefully and you’ll see. Have fun making this! XO

  13. Dani says:

    I absolutely love this!!!! I have made 3 so far! 2 for anniversary presents and 1 for a wedding gift! They were very well received! You are a genious! Bravo! I have another wedding coming up and I think I’ll make one for them too! Thank you sooo much for sharing! Now if I could only figure out how to get my Cricut Explore to cut the tree, it would save time and not be cut by my clumsy self!!!!

    • Tara Tara says:

      LOL… I totally hear you on cutting out the tree! It takes even MORE time to ink it! Where the machine that can do that for us?? 😉 Have so much fun giving these gifts away! XOXO

  14. susan says:

    Whew!! I’ve lost it somewhere! I made my lyrics copy landscape and printed. When I put the copy back to print the tree PDF, the tree is coming out portrait on the landscape copy…..obviously, I’m not as techy as I thought. This ADD brain can’t figure it out!! Making this for my daughter’s first anniversary!! Please help. Thanks!!!!

    • Chrissy Chrissy says:

      Hi Susan! Hmmm, I think you might just need to double check your settings before printing the tree to make sure it’s sent to landscape! Hope that helps!!

  15. Kayla says:

    Hi, I love these! I was wondering if you knew if there was any way for me to change the design, from the tree to other options, such as a heart or flower?

    • Chrissy Chrissy says:

      Hi Kayla! Unfortunately, our designs are not editable, but it would be a simple thing for a graphic designer to make if you wanted to commission one!

  16. Pam T. says:

    I love this. I made this for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day and used our song “Two Less Lonely People” by Air Supply and I have made it for friends of mine who were married this year. I got the greatest compliment from my boyfriend and my friend. She thought I bought it and was very surprised that I made it!! I coordinated the background with her wedding colors of aquamarine and set it in a black cherry picture frame. She loves loves loves it!

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