Friday, January 4, 2013

Valentine's Day Banner

Word to the wise:
Don't ever think out loud in front of your 4 year old.
Especially if it's about something that sounds kinda fun and exciting; 
let's say maybe something about a possible party?

I made the mistake the other day of saying,
"Wouldn't it be fun if we had a little Valentine's Day Party?"
And now my son is obsessed.
So now, I guess we are definitely having a Valentine's Day party.
Which means I need to get crackin' on the decorations now, otherwise they'll never get done!

 So today, I made a Valentine's Day Banner for our mantel.
(I'll be adding to the mantel a little bit at a time over the next month, and will share as I go)

 Everything I needed, I already had at home.  Sheet music, cardstock, paint and twine or hemp.
Luckily, my sheet music was already yellowed and aged, seeing as it is probably 30+ years old.
 I cut 7 pieces that were approximately 5" wide and 4" long.
I simply made a heart template out of paper, and centered it on top of my sheet music.

And then carefully painted it in 
(very carefully; you don't want to bleed out the sides of your template)

So then, I had all these cute little squares.
I then quickly glued them on cardstock and distressed the edges with black ink.

And, voila!  A quick, simple addition for my mantel.

And a closer look:
(I know the hearts don't show up very well in the photos, 
but I promise that they do look better in person!)

There you go!  
Super fast (less than an hour), super easy (basic cut & paste) and super cheap (free!!).  
Can't beat that!


Julie Rogers said...

That's super cute!!! Thanks for sharing;)


Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

just fabulous! I'm inspired!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

SO pretty!

Jillian said...

Aah! SO cute! I love me some sheet music decorations! And, how smart to just paint the hearts on the paper! :)

Homa Style said...

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