Creations, Mardi-Gras Valentine Tree

snowman table

I have officially declared winter to be over

“Are you listening Mother Nature?”





We have been snowed in, iced in, and had frozen water pipes twice…

in Alabama…

that’s enough for one winter!!!







We have really enjoyed our slender Coastal Christmas Tree,

but I felt like the snowflakes  ❄️   I added in January were bad luck







This week I put my snowy things away

and trotted out Valentine decorations and Mardi Gras beads






Mardi Gras is huge on the Alabama Gulf Coast,






Many people don’t realize that Mardi Gras originated in Mobile, not New Orleans







Our local stores are full of masks and beads and all things Mardi Gras

You can also buy Mardi Gras things on line at

Amazon here or Mardi Gras Outet here

It is such a fun holiday to decorate for!

The last hurrah for partying before the Lenten season begins





With Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day back to back this year,

why not a half and half tree!






One half Mardi Gras and one half Valentine’s!







🎭   Very festive!   ❤️






I covered the base of the tree half and half also,






A pink scarf and felt valentines on one side






A green feather print cloth and Mardi Gras mask on the other






The Mardi Gras side of the tree is decorated with ribbon,

beads, masks, crowns, and fleur de lis ornaments






The Valentine side has red Christmas ornaments





Sparkly heart picks, a Valentine’s Day sign,

painted heart ornaments, paper tags, red straw hearts

and a pink sparkling garland

You can also make your own easy decorations see tutorial here






More masks, feathers, umbrellas and a purple saxophone






The whole thing is just crazy fun!









I also made a small candy tree





This is similar to the Strawberry Tree I made for Christmas







I used a smaller styrofoam cone this time and covered it with Valentine taffy

and Valentine colored Hershey’s Kisses

Break the toothpicks in half for best results






I’m getting ready for Celebrate and Decorate’s

Romantic Table for 2 blog hop Feb. 5-9

Over 20 tables for your inspiration!





Winter winter go away,

make the skies rain beads for Fat Tuesday

and we want to be warm for Valentine’s Day!!

Juicy Details

Fun Mardi Gras fact:

Do you know why umbrellas are part of Mardi Gras decor?  Apparently it began in rainy, hot New Orleans where ladies carried umbrellas to shield them from the heat and rain.  At some point they began to trim their black umbrellas with lace and other things to make them fancy, and from that emerged more colors and then Mardi Gras umbrellas

More Mardi Gras fun facts and decor click here

Mardi Gras Mask painting tutorial here

Most of my Mardi Gras decorations came from Walmart over recent years

see other Valentine tree ideas in the links below

Valentine Tree

Big Heart Valentine Tree

❤️    🎭    ❤️    🎭    ❤️    🎭


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal Charm,   Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Full Plate Thursday    Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty 

Home Matters    Share it One More Time   Sundays at Home

35 Responses to “Creations, Mardi-Gras Valentine Tree”
  1. Jenna, how clever and creative…two trees in one! This is so fun, will your grands be down to see it? I have never been to Mardi-Gras, can you believe it? I love the purple saxophone, and of course, all things Valentine’s! Happy Thursday!

    • Thanks Pam, I’ve only been to local Mardi Gras parades, but they are so much fun! One of my good friends was the queen of the local crewe one year and wow, all the things that she did throughout the year was fascinating and she really was treated like a queen. The kids will be here for Presidents weekend so I will leave the tree up until then. They will be much more interested in the candy tree!

  2. Mary says:

    Love your crazy double the fun tree Jenna! I like it so much better when the holidays are spread out a little. Chinese New Year falls on February 16th this year…The Year of the Dog!🐾🐾

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very cute tree with two themes! You are always fun, Jenna!
    Interesting facts about Mardi Gras.
    Your grands will love the candy tree.

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    I can see you are having loads of fun, Jenna. Your home is so cheery.

  5. I love this! Maybe this is what I should do with my winter tree! Very fun and festive. OK, now I’m having a really happy morning!

  6. Jodi says:

    That is truly a JENNA tree! Fun Fun! We sure have been having a winter this year!!

  7. Rosie M. says:

    I love your “coastal tree’, Jenna. My house seems so bare after the holidays, it would be nice to keep some cheer around as you have. I am tempted to do the same thing next year. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  8. Sandy Park says:

    I gotta say Jenna, you make me laugh. What a great idea for a Valentine/Mardi Gras tree all in one. You’ve gotten your money’s worth outa that tree. That’s just “Crazy Good”.

    • Thanks Sandy, I just hate it when these 2 holidays are so close together because I love decorating for both of them! Everyone around here decorates for Mardi Gras in a big way, such fun!

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    Oh, you are soooo creative, Jenna! Love your tree!! Like how you decorated it different on each side and with such fun ornaments!! I wasn’t aware that Mardi Gras originated in Alabama. 🎷🎩😃 Looks like fun!

  10. Rita C. says:

    That candy tree would be destroyed in less than two days here in our house – cute! On our walk today, I was searching for buds (no blooms for at least another month, except for the wintered-over pansies). I saw a tulip tree and forsythia bush with buds, and the Lenten roses are pushing through the ground. I guess that’s all the spring indicators we can hope for here until we’re past both Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day, maybe even St. Patty’s. Hopefully no more snow here though. It’s been bizarre to see it in AL. I know it must feel crazy for you guys. Have a great weekend, Jenna.

    • ha ha, yes, I’m trying not to nibble on it but it’s going to be hard to not touch it before the littles get here in 3 weeks! Fingers crossed you don’t get a hard freeze to kill those buds!

  11. Deb Cantales says:

    You are a clever gal Jenna! Love the trees! Watch your mailbox for a little something to add to your ❤️❤️❤️tree.

  12. Lynn says:

    I love the half and half tree Jenna! Just found out about the two holidays being so close together yesterday. I know you’ll have a blast-enjoy:@)

  13. thefrenchhutch says:

    What a cute idea Jenna. It sure makes sense, two for one tree. I love to have fun with Marci Gras and Valentine’s Day and now you’ll enjoy both sooner and later. The only thing about a candy tree, well, I’m afraid the candy would mysteriously disappear! Sorry you’ve had such a rough winter with the pipes, hope it’s over! Have a wonderful weekend…..

  14. Catherine says:

    Jenna, I love your half & half tree! What a clever idea! I leave my slender white tree up until Easter and these holidays are too close together this year. I’m going to decorate for Valentines this and keep it up a week before putting on the Mardi Gras decorations. Your tree is just fabulous!

  15. Sandra Garth says:

    The candy tree wouldn’t last long and you are super creative! Let me know how that talk with Mother Nature turns out, maybe I’ll give it a try. LOL!

  16. leslie says:

    I love celebrating both Fat Tuesday and Valentines… your double sided tree is brilliant!! Love it

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