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. 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!

  2. 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! :)

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. Melissa says

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

  7. Jennifer from WI says

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

  8. Annie says

    Love the banners!

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

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. Jennifer S says

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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! :)

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. Brooke Smith says

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

  21. Micaela says

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

  22. 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!

  23. Vicky says

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