Today I have another Valentines Project that I have been working on.
This fun “Be Mine” Banner:
It is about 3 feet long, so it was hard to get a great picture of the whole thing together! But it is cute because it is that long! It looks great and makes a statement all on its own, but you could add some fun heart decorations to go with it too! I think that I am going to find some kind of lights and a garland to go with mine for my mantle, but I wanted to get this post out to you so you could make one if you want to! (So you get the plain version!)
The tags are cut out separately and I popped them up with some foam squares. I inked around the edges of the tags then I added ribbons, jewels and flowers to the tops. Punch holes in each corner and string together with ribbon. I tied some ribbon in between each letter and the “space” to add a little more dimension.
I made these fun spindles to tie the banner to. But you could just tie it to your fireplace, in a window, to the front of a sofa table or anywhere that suits your fancy! I used the same ribbon as on the tags and just tied a bunch to the top of the spindle. Ribbon just makes me happy!
Here are the printables for this banner.
They are formatted to 8.5 x 11 so you can just print them on card stock paper.
Cut them out and ink the edges if you want to.
To print, just right click and go to “save image as” and save it in one of your pictures files, or you can right click over the image and go to “copy image” then open your favorite program like Word or Presentations and right click again and go to “paste”. You can then print from there.
You could also mount these onto card stock paper and cut another border around them!
I made several different things for you to choose from to put in the “Space” box. I used the owl, but any of these would be cute!
So now you have another Valentines project that you can make!
This would be a fun one for the kids to help with because it is just cutting, inking, gluing and stringing them together! So Easy.
To make the spindles to hold my banner I used: 2 spindles, 2 finials, 2 bases:!
( I got these at the Wood Connection, but you should be able to find them at any craft store)
I just used a good wood glue and glued them together. Let it dry overnight, then I painted them an ivory color, let that dry and them sand them up and distress them good:
So does anyone else want to make a Valentine Banner?