Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentines Day Banner tutorial

My amazing friend Kami hung this banner over her door at Christmas, that was so cool, so I just had to copy her, and hang one over my door for Valentines Day. Kami, are you reading this? When are you getting a blog???

 This cost less than $5 to make, and took less than 20 minutes.

You will need:

Wide Burlap Ribbon. I got mine at Hobby Lobby on sale for $5, and used about half the roll. It is really wide, like 5 inches.
Pink Burlap, or felt, or whatever you want. I used about 1/4 yard, and got it at Hobby Lobby.
Yarn or String. I already had mine on hand.
Something to mark your fabric with... I used a Galaxy Marker from Bennion Crafts. My mom used to use soap back in the day???
Mini Clothespins - I already had mine on hand, but you can get them at Hobby Lobby. 

You could sew instead of glue, but I was feeling rather lazy.


 You decide if you want to sew or not. The clothespins won't be necessary if you sew.

 Cut a heart out of paper, and place it over your burlap ribbon, making sure it seems the right size for the ribbon you found. Use your galaxy marker (or soap) to outline the hearts on the pink burlap.

 Once you have traced the hearts, go ahead and cut them out. I cut out nine.

 Cut your burlap into strips making sure to leave enough on top that it can be folded over the yarn/string and still look nice. I left an extra inch.

 Hot glue or sew your hearts onto the chevron burlap. I hot glued - wasn't in the mood to get the sewing machine out.
Fold the top of your chevron burlap ribbon over the top of the yarn, and secure in place using a clothespin - no sewing or gluing necessary.

 Hang it wherever you want. Wasn't that EASY!?!

 I love having it hang over my front door, and yes, we have extra tall doors, because we have 9ft ceilings on our main floor, so the hubby won't hit his head and be extra happy about my banner, (in case anyone was concerned).

Be sure and come back for a full tutorial on my arrow pillow on my front porch.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!



BusyBee Emily said...

How did we ever live without banners and pennant flags in our lives? I mean really! I made a sweet little banner for the dessert table for the SEP Dinner I catered tonight. Out of one piece of 12x12 paper and some bakers twine. Presto...10 minute decoration!

I love yours! I have tall doors too, but not that tall...luckily we are all short in this house!! bahaha

Brad Kami and kids said...

Risa! You are nice! I agree with Busy Bee Emily ... How DID we live without banners and pennants in our lives??? well said! Risa you make our street fun and festive!

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