A few weeks ago I posted 14 Fun Ideas for Valentines Day, and I was really inspired to put together some Valentine's decor for my house. I think Valentines Day is one of those holidays that sometimes falls by the wayside, but these days I will use any excuse to do a cute new craft! With only 20 days until Valentine's Day, I loved the idea of making a banner for my fire place, and had a few left over paint chips from when we moved in. I had already done one craft using paint chips (DIY Paint Chip Moving Cards), and I thought using them for this banner would be so cute. This was so quick and easy, and it looks so cute hanging from the mantle. I need to get some additional things for the mantle to tie everything together, but I am happy I started off with this banner.
For this project, I used red and white striped baker's twine, paint chips, double sided tape, and scissors. I ordered a huge spool of baker's twine over the holidays to use for my gift wrapping theme, and still have tons left over. I recommend this one from amazon.
I cut a V in the bottom of the card, and then used that first one as a template to trace the V on the rest. I wanted the V to be mostly the same size and shape on all the cards (and since I can never cut the same straight line twice...), so I stuck with the tracing and then cutting it out. Next I folded the top part of the card down, and ran the string under the fold. I stuck a long piece of double sided tape on the fold to secure the flap. I repeated this until I had 9 cards on the twine (this might differ depending on how big your mantle is, and how far down you want the hang). Make sure to leave a little extra twine on the ends so you can secure it.
With the scraps from cutting out the V's, I cut out little hearts to glue on the contrasting colored paint chips.
I put one clear push pin on each side of the mantle, and then tied the string around it to secure. Finished!
What are you working on for Valentine's Day?