I've never really been into Valentine's Day, but but something about having a kid brings out the kid in you again, and I thought it would be fun to make a Valentine's Day banner.
I started with a 24-pack of paper doilies that I got from the grocery store for $1.
I looked through my scrapbook paper stash and found this pink plaid. I don't know if anyone else does this, but I buy pretty scrapbook papers and then do nothing with them because I love them so much and don't wanna cut them up. I know, it totally doesn't make sense (recognizing you have a problem is the first step to recovery though, right?), but I figured if I use the paper for my banner, at least I would get to see it once a year.
I found this cookie cutter in my stash o' stuff and traced hearts onto the pink plaid paper then cut them out.
Then I glued them to the doily hearts.
Next, I cut out 'BE MY VALENTINE' with my silhouette machine and glued the letters onto the hearts.
I then decided to use two tags to separate the words.
I glued some of the green paper on so that it covered most of the tags. Then, using the plaid paper, I cut out 'XOXO' and Feb. 14' with my silhouette machine. I added some pink ribbon between the green and white to give it a finished look.
I wanted to cover up the holes in the tags and also wanted to add some bling, and these rhinestones were perfect for the job.
Ahh, much better!
Lastly, I placed some random rhinestones on the letters and hot glued it all onto some pink velvet ribbon.
I love how it turned out!
It kinda has a Rachel Ashwell shabby chic vibe to it.
Yeah, the XOXO is totally crooked! Haha.