Valentines Day Crafts – Banner DIY

Working with EGC on this project was an absolute treat and when he showed up at our house with a box full of stripey straws and itty bitty milk bottles, and a 5-gallon bucket full of flowers, I knew I was in for a very fun day of Valentine-style decorating!

He also came bearing the three adorable pennant banners that are hanging in the background of our Valentines Day Decorating Ideas photo…

He made them with a variety of inexpensive/easy-to-find materials: gold glitter, gold glittery ribbon, staples, white cardstock, spray adhesive, twine, paper doilies, burlap garland, and red, pink & plaid fabric.

The oval-shaped doilies (that are folded in half over the twine string) came from the Dollar Store, and the rest of the materials came from Hobby Lobby.

He used hot glue to secure the doily and fabric pennants to a piece of twine, and just tied on some long, red and pink fabric scraps in between them…

The gold glitter pennant banner he created was a super simple project too.

He started by tracing circles onto white cardstock, and then cutting them in half. Next, he coated one side of all the half-circles in spray adhesive and gold glitter. After that, he attached them to a long piece of sparkly gold ribbon with a stapler.

Just for fun, he’s going to give that pennant banner away on his new Facebook page tomorrow, (Tuesday, February 7th) so make sure to head over there if you’d like a chance to win it!

In the meantime, leave us a comment on this blog post (between now and Wednesday, February 8th at 8am central time) if you’d like to enter to win the fabric/burlap/doily banners he made. One banner measures 5′-5″ feet long, and the other measures 7′ feet long. We’ll randomly select a winner on Wednesday morning, and hopefully we can have them to their new home by Valentines Day!

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  1. Maggie says

    I would love to win those banners! Not only would they be great for Valentine’s day but I would re-use them for my wedding this summer! They would look wonderful with the decor I’ve got planned!

  2. says

    LOVE THOSE BANNERS! Glitter ribbon is the stuff dreams are made of – no.joke. I stocked up on a TON of it over christmas and try to find ways to use it on EVERYTHING!

  3. says

    Thank you for introducing EGC to
    us. I didn’t know that he existed until you shared him on your blog. I love the banner and if I don’t win, hopefully I can recreate it. HVDay….

    • says

      Hi Rachel! I am thrilled Layla introduced me to you all too. We had a blast working together on these posts. We already have something up our sleeves for the spring! Its gonna be rad!! ;)

  4. sarita says

    have enjoyed all of the diy valentines posts..thank you for a chance to win a banner! it would look lovely on my fireplace mantle! i also love all of the vintage dishes you have used.

  5. Amber says

    Hi! I love little banners like this! Thanks for the give-away!
    Happy Valentines Day!

  6. says

    Ooooh! Yes, I’d love to put these up in our house for Valentine’s Day. They’re just my style. Seriously. My heart was pitter-pattering when I saw them. Red and turquoise and glittery gold and mason jars and burlap? YES, PLEASE!

    • says

      Isn’t it Fantastic Andrea??!! We thought the same thing. We’re a sucker for all of those elements too!!

  7. Jackie Schulz says

    How fun a creative! I have the perfect spot for this and would LOVE to win this.

  8. Beverly Palmer says

    I absolutely L-O-V-E- the banners! Oh, also the cupcake stand, the flowers, the doilies, table runner, etc., etc. Ok, ok, I’ll love everything about this Valentine shoot!

  9. Elise Kacal says

    My daughter is a Valentine’s baby- this would be perfect decoration for her birthday party!

  10. Samme says

    Adorably charming banner! My little valentines and I would love for this to decorate our kitchen!

  11. Lisa says

    Dear TLC, I think you guys are awesome, and I follow you religiously. But an entire week of posts about Valentines crafts? You’ve devoted more time to Valentines Day than you did to Christmas. I can’t speak for everyone, but Valentines Day is barely a blip on the radar and is frankly one “holiday” that is essentially hyped by the greeting card, chocolate and flower industry. Can we move on please? -Luv ya.

    • Layla says

      Hey Lisa,
      Like I said in my last post, we actually tried to make a point of creating ideas that could easily be altered into other holidays, or just any ol’ day of the year.
      Also, I enjoy blogging about whatever it is that is tickling my fancy at any given moment (that’s what blogs are for, right?), and working on these projects was not only a ton of fun for me, but it will also be neat for me to peek back at these posts when I’m old and silvery-gray. :-)
      As far as Christmas decorating goes- we actually had our Christmas decor up in the Spring of 2011 for a few different projects we were working on, and because we had a crazy busy Fall, we just didn’t have the energy to put back up in December.
      Your comment made my heart race and feel down about my favorite thing to create/work on every day. I truly mean it when I say, my blog is my playground and passion pushes my swing. I hope you understand.

      • Brianne says

        Some people are just negative, stay positive! Your blog provides great energy and ideas!

    • Sherry Ann says

      Sounds like someone does NOT like Valentine’s Day. Hmmm. I remember plenty of inspiring Christmas Craftiness going on at The Lettered Cottage. Loved it then. Love it now. Keep smiling!

  12. Marina says

    Love the banners! They are so cute and whimsical with the little milk bottles!

  13. kim e says

    The banners were the first thing I noticed in your initial post about valentine decorations. They are darling. My girls love it when we decorate for every holiday and these would make a great addition to what we already have! Thanks for the chance to win them!

  14. says

    Beautiful banner Layla- now if only the young men in my life would approve and or appreciate such a cute thing!. Valentine’s Day isn’t on their radar- yet!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. says

    Love the banners! It totally made the shoot! And I love that you guys used a hot glue gun and a stapler to create them! :)

  16. says

    I can’t believe you managed to make carnations look like something I want in my house…I used to hate them but somehow, with that magical touch, they look gorgeous here! I can’t even stand it. To be in that brain of yours!

  17. Cheryl G says

    We just moved to our new home and have nothing on the walls yet. These banners would be so great to decorate for our first holiday in our new home!

  18. ileana says

    oh i can’t stand it!! i’ve been coveting those banners with the burlap and the red and turquoise – i’m crossing my fingers and toes!!! LOVE them and all the valentine posts!

  19. Melissa says

    I’d love to win the banner! I attempted to do something similar for Christmas, but never finished it. :(

  20. Jennifer from WI says

    Oh, that would be an adorable banner for my 6 yr old daughter’s birthday party on Feb 25th :-)

  21. Annie says

    Love the banners!

    Very tactful and respectful way to claim this blog as your own above.

  22. Judi S says

    Love the banners — gonna try to make the gold one for Mardi Gras — I think if I substitute green and purple with some of the golds it will look great !!! Thanks

  23. Deborah says

    Oh how lovely and oh how fun! Who wouldn’t want to win one of these beautiful banners! I certainly would so I hope you pick me!

  24. says

    Love the red and aqua! My oldest son and his fiancée are planning a red and aqua wedding in April, I already bought some aqua mason jars for a wedding shower. I think I need some of those straws!

  25. Jennifer S says

    The fabric pennant is soooo cute! Like the red flowers in the turquoise pot too. Great combo!

  26. says

    I am in love with each and every V-day DIY idea but the sweet doily/fabric scrap banner stole my heart. Thank you for all the inspiring crafts!

  27. says

    I can’t even keep up with all the cute stuff you did! Can I just be a tag along one day and watch. I’ll buy lunch and sit in the corner, or do whatever job you give me. I love all you do!

  28. says

    I love these banners and all of your Valentine’s projects! What great, fun and easy ideas that can be used for a lot of other holidays and celebrations year round. Actually, I want to try to make some of these banners and the cupcake stands for my wedding in May! :)

  29. Linda says

    I love the banner. So cute. I don’t usually do Valentine’s day crafts (or any crafts) but I may have to give this a try and jazz up our living room.

  30. Rhonda Pickard says

    I always love following your blog. I think everything you do is pretty much amazing! Love the banners, they are so very fun. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a wonderful day!

  31. says

    So loving your Valentine’s Day ideas! I especially love the touch of blue in the banner. We’ve been crafting here as well. My daughter has a Valentine’s Day birthday so we decorate with both in mind.
    Keep up the great work! Your passion is shining through.

  32. says

    I have been searching all over the place for some good valentines day decoration ideas and these are just perfect. I especially love the banner! Thanks!

  33. Brooke Smith says

    I would love to win one of these! I was just thinking today how I would love a valentines banner! :)

  34. Micaela says

    The banners are so sweet and original!! I love them! Thank you for your beautiful share!

  35. says

    I LOVE your Valentine’s Day posts! It has been so much fun to see the how-to’s every day! You’ve given me so much inspiration and such a big perk-up with each post. I’d love to win the banner! I’m planning to turn my dining room wall into a wonderful wall this spring, so I’ll have the perfect place to hang it. :) Nice to meet EGC, too!

  36. Vicky says

    These are fantastic! I love how they look against the white background too.