This is her Love Tree. It's decorative and handy for displaying small photos and lightweight keepsakes. Plus, it would be a great craft project to with kids to use up all the scrap card and tissue paper!
You will need:
Patterned paper bags
White tissue paper
A cocktail stick
Scraps of coloured tissue paper (including red and green)
A box lid (My Mom used a round one from a Charbonnel &Walker truffles box but a square one would be fine)
1. For your tree's trunk, roll a piece of corrugated card into a tube shape and secure with tape then wrap with (and glue) patterned paper bag.
2. Cut thin strips of corrugated card to make your branches. Place a piece of wire alongside each strip and wrap white tissue paper around them for the full length- You should have a little wire left at the base end of the branches
4. Cut out seven cardboard hearts, each a little smaller than the previous one. Repeat this so you have two of each size, then cover all fourteen with red tissue paper. Alternatively, if you have thick red card just cut the red hearts straight from that. Layer up the hearts and glue in place