Friday, January 29, 2010

Valentine Banner

I had to run to Walmart a couple of weeks ago to pick something up. On my way in, I saw a Valentine display with some heart dollies. The dollies made their way into my cart and I knew that they would be used on some sort of Valentine project.

A few days later, I decided to use the heart dollies as the base for a Valentine banner. I love banners and can't seem to get enough of them!

My second inspiration for the banner was my new Silhouette. It came with a roll of fuzzy black vinyl and I was excited to incorporate it into a project. After deciding on the "XOXO" theme for the banner, I cut the black letters out of the fuzzy vinyl. It really has a cool look at feel in person.
This was a great project to use up lots of bits and pieces of Valentine themed things I have around. A lot of the pieces came from this kit and this kit.
The dollies were not a solid enough base, so I cut triangles out of double-sided patterned paper and placed the dollies on top of the triangles. This worked out perfectly since I'm hanging the banner from a mirror and the back of the banner reflects the back side of the patterned paper in the mirror.I felt like this was a very busy banner and did not want to clutter it by tying ribbons between each banner piece. I decided to find something that I could just clip the banner pieces to. In my ribbon drawer was a yard of red felt with dots punched in it and it was the perfect base for hanging the banner pieces.Thanks to 4 Tim Holtz clips, each banner piece was quickly attached to the felt ribbon.Now I'm in the mood to make more Valentine decorations. Any good ideas?


  1. This is so darn cute! Ps...I found your blog in the comments on Rhonna's blog. I would love to lift this idea. I have a mirror it would be fab on as well. My vinyl just arrived, but I don't have my mac set up yet. If I can get it done, I'll be sure to share a pic with you. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. this is SO cute! I'm planning on making some hears wooden skewers and putting them in a vase....Easy, fun, and the kids can help!

  3. I love the idea of clipping the pennants to the ribbon - so very clever! Beautiful garland!



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