DIY: Easy Vintage Valentines Banner

by Charity
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So my last post was all about how I was able to stain and antique new book pages to make them look older. And now I am happy to share with you guys just why I was doing that! I was lucky enough to find a few vintage valentines this year and I wanted to have a way to display them. My original thought was to make a banner and string them through with some twine, but I didn’t want to harm the original valentine card itself. So I decided to get some mini clothespins so I could just hang them on some twine without damaging them! Brilliant idea if I do say so myself! This project was super cheap and easy to complete so keep reading if you are interested in making your own Vintage Valentines Banner!

Here she is all completed and I think it ties the perfect touch of valentines to my vintage hutch as well!
Supplies Needed:

  • Twine or String
  • Antiqued Paper ( Click here to see how I made mine)
  • Heart Lever Punch
  • Vintage Valentine Cards
  • Mini Clothespins
Here are all the supplies needed for this project!
Make The Paper Hearts

Okay so the first step I did with the antiqued paper was to cut out paper hearts to add onto my banner. I didn’t have enough vintage valentine cards to fill up a banner, so I thought I could add in a little paper heart in between each valentine card to make it appear fuller. Here is the heart lever punch I used in case you were wondering. They come in different sizes, but I used the 2 3/8 in by 6.03 cm size. Buying that was probably my main expense for this project. But I figured I could use this year round for other projects as well so it really wasn’t too bad. Once your paper is dry and antiqued, then simply use the heart lever punch to cut out a few hearts to attach onto the banner. You can do as many or as little as you want to. It really depends on the size of the space you want to hang your banner in.

Here is a closeup of the heart lever punch that I used for this project.
Layout The Banner

Once you have your paper hearts ready, then cut out the amount of twine or string that you want to use to hang your banner up with. I chose to hang mine over my hutch so I just cut off the size I wanted for it to just drape enough over the little doors to it. Then I laid the twine on my kitchen island and placed each vintage valentine card where I wanted it, with a paper heart in between each one. Play around with this to get it exactly how you want it to be laid out.

Getting ready to layout how I want my banner to hang!
Attach The Vintage Valentines To The Banner

So once you got it laid out the way you like it, then all that’s left to do is attach each vintage valentine card and paper heart to the twine. I did this by using mini clothespins. I found mine from Joann’s and they were very cheap. They also had several options to choose from. Click here to see all the different styles. I chose to do a mixture of white and black because I thought that would be fun to alternate them. Also, I only paid like 85 cents for a pack of 35 so you really can’t beat that deal! It’s also important to note that you don’t have to use vintage valentine cards if you don’t like them or can’t find any at your local antique or thrift stores. Use sentimental cards from your hubby or boyfriend instead if you would prefer that! Either way, this is the perfect way to add a little bit of easy Valentine’s Day decor to your home.

Here I have attached each piece with a cute mini clothespin!
Hang Up Your Banner

The last step is to obviously hang up your banner where you want it! I always like to hang seasonal banners on my hutch because it is an easy way to make it more festive for each holiday. Just like how I made my dried orange banner at Christmastime. Just a quick and simple touch like that can really make it look special for the season!

Here’s a full view of my hutch with the banner attached!

I hope you guys give this simple and easy DIY project a try! It’s such a fun and simple way to add in a little valentine’s pop to your home decor! Even if you don’t decorate too much for Valentine’s Day, I think this is a perfect, easy way to celebrate the holiday without going overboard! If y’all try it out, let me know. I would love to see how you style your banner. And also, let me know if you do decorate for Valentine’s Day or not? I am curious to see! I don’t do too much, but I do like to add in a little pink and red here and there for the holiday. Thanks for stopping by today my friends!

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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