It might be a little early for Valentine’s Day but if your in the mood for love, I have a great project for you. This DIY wood Valentine banner is a great way to create a custom look for your home and put you in the mood for Valentine’s Day.
I have had the same song stuck in my head for a few days…”All you need is love, all you need is loooove”. It has been stuck in my head since I watched Moulin Rouge with my husband. Anyone else get a little weak in the knees when they hear Ewan McGregor sing in that movie? I could listen to him sing for hours. When it was time to start packing up our Christmas decorations, this song was still going through my head. Maybe that is why I grabbed the Valentine’s Decorations to put up instead of my regular winter décor.
- Darice Wood Heart Pennant Banner Set (2)
- Darice Patterned Scrapbook Paper
- Darice Scissors
- Acrylic Paint in Purple, Pink, and Blue
This year I wanted something a little different for my decor than traditional Valentine’s Day colors. I chose some scrapbook paper that still had some pink and purple in it but was mostly green for my Valentine banner. I really love the way this color combination looks, I think I might need to find some yarn in these colors for a crochet project.
Second, paint all your wooden banner pieces. I chose to paint all the pieces with the heart cutouts purple and the other pieces pink and blue. You can paint the banner pieces any color that would fit your décor or matches the scrapbook paper you picked. You could even leave the Valentine banner without paint and just put the paper behind the heart cutouts for a minimalistic look.
Paint the decoupage over the printed side of the scrapbook paper banner pieces you cut out. Then place the printed side of the paper on the back of the wooden banner pieces. Paint more decoupage over the back of the paper and wood to secure in place. Let this dry for 20 – 30 minutes.