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. Jeni says:

    I’ve been wanting to do this since I got married last March (except with our vows- we wrote our own) but haven’t been able to find the perfect tree template until now! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Katie says:

    Love this idea! Just made this in about 10 min. Easy thanks to the tree template. I used a heart punch I acquired during my many years of scrapbooking.

  3. Heather says:

    This is so pretty! I didn’t realize how easily it could be to make it. The “use your best handwriting part” makes me question if mine would look as nice as yours though. 😉 Thanks for posting!

    • Tara Tara says:

      You crack me up! If you are worried about your handwriting, you can try to convince a friend or neighbor {who has beautiful print} to do it. Wink!

      However… your handwriting might make it more meaningful! XO

  4. Francy says:

    I just made this and it turned out very cute! Thanks for the instructions and examples. Our song has been “Two Occasions” by Babyface for the last 25 years!

  5. Candice Candice says:

    LOVE this! Definitely going to be adding this to our home decor. The tree template is awesome!

  6. Jenilee says:

    I just did this for my daughter for valentine’s day, but instead of a tree, I did a moon. On the top it says “I love you to the moon and back” and we have two little hearts with her name and “mommy” hanging from the moon. I used a song that I’ve been singing to her since she was born. Once it’s framed it will be gorgeous!

  7. Lisa King says:

    I made one of these for my son and daughter-in-law’s first anniversary (Paper)–it’s just perfect! Their first dance at their reception was to “Moondance”, so those are the lyrics I printed. I can’t wait to give them this beautiful gift–thank you!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Love this! I just finished my own frugal version, and it looks awesome! I used cream-coloured cardstock I had on hand, coloured with red marker the backs of the hearts, since I printed them in greyscale (I’m out of colour ink), used yarn from my stash, and rolls of scotch tape to make the tree and hearts stand out. I also used a sharpie to ink the edges (tip: do it with the back facing you!). I used 1 Corinthians 13 since we don’t really have a song. The overall effect is just great! Thanks so much!!

  9. Sandie Barham says:

    I love this idea, have been trying to print out the song lyrics you had on here but they will only print in grey, what do I need to do to print this in black? You did a wonderful job of this and I am wanting to make this for my husband for our 48th anniversary next month so would appreciate any and all help! Thanks in advance!

    • Tara Tara says:

      Oh no, Sandie! I am so sorry! They are uploaded in black…? Do you think it has something to do with your printer settings?

  10. Sara says:

    This will be great for our four year anniversary next March. Thank you for the post!

  11. LaRhonda Williams says:

    I love this. Will be doing one for my love, for her birthday gift.

  12. James P says:

    Absolutely love this. Making this for my girlfriend, it’s our year anniversary on Sunday. I hope she likes it but I’m sure she will, it’s brilliant in my opinion :)

  13. Brittany says:

    Just finished making this for my husband! Our 1st anniversary is Sunday. I did mine a little different though. I ended up using the lyrics as the background and using a textured scrapbook paper for the tree on top. I skipped using the hearts and got two little bird stickers instead, putting them on the long tree branch with beaks touching :) Then I drew a heart in the center of the tree with a very thin sharpie and put our anniversary date inside. Thanks sooo much for sharing this and the templates! I really enjoyed making this and can’t wait to see how my husband likes it on Sunday!

  14. Romi says:

    Thank you for this! I just finished making it for our 5 year anniversary. I also printed a note with our date for the blank area, printed it out and placed little foamies to make it stand out like the tree. I LOVE IT!! Thanks again!

  15. Jules says:

    I made for our first anni using a rustic frame the color of our wedding that I bought at Michaels. I also used a light brown natural cardstock for background and twine from our wedding supplies. Then, used a punch for the hearts on some other textured scrapbook paper/cardstock and it looks so awesome. Something that really set it off was crumpling the paper for the tree to give it texture and using distressing ink. I got a ton of compliments and best of all my hubby loves it. Thnk you!

    • Tara Tara says:

      Gosh, it sounds like it looks amazing! I am SO happy your hubs likes it! Thanks for sharing all of that with us! {You sound like a pretty creative gal!} XOXO

  16. Leslie says:

    Thank you for this. I just gave this to my husband yesterday for out 26th anniversary. I used 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 inside my tree.

    I couldn’t have found it at a better time. My husband just started a new job and hasn’t gotten a paycheck in three weeks, so this was definitely budget friendly. The card and the wrapping cost me more than the frame!…lol

    • Tara Tara says:

      You are SO welcome, Leslie! I love that you put a scripture in there! What a great idea!!! We wish you and your hubby all the best. XOXO

  17. Jessica Czar says:

    Hi there. I love this, thank you so much. Perfect for a dating on year anniversary. I’ve printed out the tag which is super pixelated. At first I thought it was me, but I tried two different computers. Is it possible to send me the file that’s not? Thank you so much!

  18. tjo1999 says:

    I love this a lot! I’m making it for my boyfriend for christmas.. Our song is “1,2,3,4” by Plain White T’s. I added a crescent moon in the same pattern as my tree and some solid black stars and it looks really pretty. How can i put a frame on my completed project since i used the square adhesives to make it 3D? Or what kind of frame should it be? Because I dont have any frames that would work with this project. Thanks!

  19. Love this idea! Will be the perfect wedding gift for my friend! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Kaitlyn says:

    I typed up the lyrics in Word but it does not cover the entire page, so the tree has some blank space at the top and side of the tree, anyone know how to fix this?

  21. Courtney says:

    I was going to type this up in a word doc. Any idea on the font used in the template?

  22. Kristin says:

    I just finished making one for my husband. He told me yesterday that some of his favorite presents over the past few years have come from this website, so thanks for all the cute ideas!

  23. Julie says:

    Hi is there an angel policy for this design? X

  24. Julie says:

    Hi is there an angel policy for this? X

  25. Mona says:

    I LOVE this! Can’t wait to make one. Thank you so much for sharing.

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