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Easy, Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Banner

Hey everyone! I hope you a great weekend! Today I want to share a couple of really simple and inexpensive projects including this Valentine’s Day Banner and my Valentine’s Day vignette. This is one of my favorite projects because it’s so crazy simple and you could apply to any holiday or party. Everyone has cereal or other cardboard boxes in their home. Well, this is a great way to recycle some of that material.

I found all of my supplies at Michaels orWalmart. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a couple of cardboard cereal boxes (or more, depending on how long you want your banner)
  • scrapbook paper
  • Stencils of whatever size letter and font you like
  • spray adhesive
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler

I started out by breaking down the boxes so they were flat and then I cut them apart into sheets. I drew out a pattern on what was the inside of the box with a ruler. It was a shape I liked in a size I thought I wanted.

 

Valentine's Vignette and DIY Banner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Then I cut the shape out and copied it on to 3 more sections of cardboard so that I had 4 pieces exactly the same size to spell out LOVE.

Although I adore red for Christmas, I’m not a huge fan of bright red, in your face, Valentine’s decorations so I picked out some neutral scrapbook paper to use for this project…

 

Scrapbook paper used for Valentine's Vignette and DIY Banner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I flipped the paper over to the back and traced the cardboard template out…

 

template for banner

 

I cut out the scrapbook paper in the shape of the cardboard and then used the spray adhesive to adhere it directly on to the cardboard. The trick with this is to do a few light coats not one thick one.

 

Valentine's Vignette and DIY Banner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I left about 1/4 of an inch at the top so that I could bend it over to hold the twine I was going to use to hang the banner. I arranged the pieces in the order I wanted the colors to be and then I began to stencil. I mixed some different paint colors together until I found a version of red that I liked….

 

Valentine's Vignette and DIY Banner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I used a regular glue stick on the top of each piece and bent it over with the twine behind it. I used clothes pins along the edge overnight to help it stick.

 

Valentine's Vignette and DIY Banner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This was such an easy project and only cost $2.50 to make (basically the cost of the scrapbook paper) I love that it’s not too over the top Valentine’s Day. I just think it looks HAPPY!

The rest of the vignette was also quick projects. These wooden signs were made from pieces of left over MDF I had from another project. I painted it white and then distressed the edges a bit with sandpaper. I cut the heart out of more scrapbook paper and used the spray adhesive to glue it to the board.

 

Valentine's Vignette and DIY Banner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

To make the XO sign, I simply painted the wood, sanded down the edges and stenciled the letters in the same color I did the letters on the banner.

 

Valentine's Vignette and DIY Banner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I purchased this box for $4 at a thrift store.  It was a kind of gross brown when I got it but add some chalk paint and stenciled letters and it becomes a cute Valentine’s Day letters box.

 

Valentine's Vignette and DIY Banner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I picked up the white pitcher at Target and I love it with the pretty pink flowers. I added the key and scrapbook paper heart.

 

DIY Valentine's Day wooden pennant - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This wooden pennant I made from wood chips my husband cut from a log. I tied everything together with the same color reddish pink.

 

Valentine's Vignette and DIY Banner - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I really like the way it turned out! Super easy and inexpensive! Do you have some Valentine’s Day projects planned??

Happy DIY’ing!!

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