Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine's Day Banner

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.









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16 comments:

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

That's awesome. I totally have the scrapbook paper issue too, so you're not alone! It's always exciting when I actually find a reason good enough to cut up one of my "good ones". I love how your banner turned out. The plaid was a good choice.

OCDesign said...

That is quite possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! I am not huge on Valentines Day decor but I love that!

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Amy Kinser said...

I love it! I never would have noticed the xoxo being crooked. Fantastic!

Cornflakes and Honey said...

So clever, sweet and cute. Love it!! :)

Cheryl said...

I think the banner looks so sweet and things don't have to be perfect to be beautiful in my book. It's the crookedness that gives it the charm.
P.S. it doesn't look crooked to me.

Margaret said...

So, I'm not the only one who has a big rubbermaid tub of papers too pretty to use?

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Very cute! I also love the buffet with the baskets on the bottom. :)

Inspire Me Heather said...

Too cute - your banner looks lovely!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

That's a great banner - so pretty, so romantic, so Valentine's dayish!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Your garland turned out so pretty, I hate cutting up pretty papers too. :) Your pictures are fantastic btw!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This banner is so soft and pretty! (I have that exact paper too... and the same problem about cutting up my pretty stash!)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

So pretty! I am hooked on all those adhesive rhinestones and pearls! Love them.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That is really beautiful. You really are on a roll, I love your ideas and space.

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

Very cute!

Deb said...

I just love your banner Ali...it's super cute! ~Deb~

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