Do you need a quick decoration for Thursday? You totally should try this one! I got the idea from creativegreenliving.com . Here is a link to her creation. She used book pages, thereby making it more repurposed. I would definitely try that another time...or with another project...yup, you'll be seeing THIS again!
First, you'll need the following materials:
- paper or book pages for the banner
- red or pink paper for the hearts
- decorations - I happened to have a couple of Valentine die cuts for my Sizzix
- yarn, jute, string, etc to hang the banner
To make the banner, I took a piece of 8 1/2" x 11", fold it it the "hot dog way" (I taught 2nd grade for quite a while....) and cut out a triangle. The first one was too deep. This cut seemed to create what I wanted.
I laid the sample on another piece and cut out the triangle. This kept there from being a line in all my pieces. (I used the pink just to show contrast...though you could use any color you want!!)
Time to make the hearts! I created them the same way - folding a piece of paper in half and then cutting the shape out till I got one I liked.
Next, grab a sharpie and write your letters. I liked the ones Carissa used on her blog, so I copied them.
Next, I added a few cut outs. If you use book pages, you might not need/want to do that. Or you might have some stickers....like doodling...you name it! It's YOUR banner!
Time to attach them to the yarn. I flipped them over and folded an edge to create a sleeve.
Then I drew on a bead of glue and pressed it down.
At this point, I need to inject some humor. Kind of an "oopsie" moment here. When I flipped it over look what I spelled?!?!?! "E V O L" yup... a bit of dyslexia here!
I will have to try other ones as this was fun and easy. Off to make some lunch!
Have a great day, all and quilty hugs!