What better reason than Valentine’s Day peeking around the corner to put hearts all over the place? I adore the heart shape. It’s simple and classic, and it also reminds me of cutting out little construction paper Valentines in the second grade. Oh, with doilies… There just aren’t enough doily projects in the world, don’t you think? This simple and sweet Valentine’s Day banner came together in minutes, with the help of my five-year-old partner-in-crafting. Just a few supplies, and you too could have this Valentine’s loveliness hanging in your house too!
- Darice Chalkboard Banner Flag Set.
- Silhouette Silver Adhesive Vinyl.
- Double Faced Pink Satin Ribbon.
- Core’dinations Rosette Banner Garland.
- Darice Heart Craft Dies.
- Sizzix Die Cutting Machine (or a heart paper punch).
I gathered the materials for my DIY Valentine’s Day banner and then hollered for a kidlet to join me. Whenever I’m tackling a project that I know will get great impact for not a ton of time, I try to get my kids involved. These crafts always bolster our confidence.
I had Lucy – ‘scuse the morning hairdo – cut out heart shapes from the vinyl using my Sizzix die cutting machine and a heart shaped die cut. But as I said before, you could cut these hearts out with a paper punch, or even with a pair of scissors, a la second grade.
A few of the hearts may need some smoothing, but Silhouette vinyl is very forgiving and let me work out all of the air bubbles. Once we had fastened all of the hearts to the chalkboard pennants, I strung them onto the pink satin ribbon.
The chalkboard pennants come with jute twine in their packaging, but for this Valentine’s Day banner, I felt like it needed a bit of ribbon. Something a bit softer…
I strung up the banner and moved the pennants around to where I liked them. Then, using the absolutely adorable teensy little clothespins that come with the rosettes, I attached the rosettes strategically throughout the Valentine’s Day banner.
Oh, can you not get enough of this? The banner makes me want to throw a party, even if I’m standing in the living room in my pajamas, with a wild-haired kindergartner helping me decorate.
Love means never having to get your hair brushed. I’m just keeping it real, guys.
It’s understated. You can leave it up for a month and not feel like you’ve overdone the holiday. And that’s exactly what I intend on doing.
If you loved this project, check out this similar idea for a Valentine love banner.