Good morning! I have a fun Valentine’s Day craft tutorial to share with you today – a Love Letter Banner! At our house February is the month of birthdays! In the first week of February, we will be celebrating my birthday, my husband’s birthday, and my daughter’s first birthday! I made this banner a few years ago and love the festive touch it brings to our house this time of year. I love banners because they are so easy and quick to make. Plus when all folded up they are easy to store. This banner is inspired by love letters. It takes very few supplies and you can find the vintage love letter images online. I found mine with a quick Google search and also by checking out these two sites with free vintage photos, The Graphics Fairy and Vintage Holiday Crafts. Below is the tutorial and free template :)
- Free printable pattern: Love Letter Valentine’s Banner
- Red card stock or construction paper
- Vintage love letter images found online or from decorative paper
- White card stock
- Red glitter
- Thin black Sharpie or marker
- Hole punch
Step 1: Use the free template to cut out the banner shapes. I made my banner with 7 hearts and 6 envelopes. Cut the large hearts out of red paper. You can search online or use decorative scrapbook paper to cut out the smaller hearts and then glue them to the larger red hearts. I searched for images of vintage love letters, postcards, and hand-written notes. Cut 6 envelopes from white paper for the envelopes.
Step 2: Punch two holes through the hearts.
Step 3: Decorate the envelopes by drawing a “v” to make the envelope flap. I drew a small heart and filled it in with red glitter. Punch two holes, one on either side of the envelope.
Step 4: String the banner together. I used a red satin ribbon. I wanted a knot to be in the center of each heart so I cut my ribbon into pieces in order to do this.
The banner is finished! I love how sweet it looks and it is perfect for hanging on our mantle!
I have another Valentine’s Day DIY project coming next week. You can also check out these other fun DIY crafts from last year. A DIY Felt Valentine’s Day Mailbox, perfect to make for your kids to hold their Valentines! Bugaboo loves his. This LoveBug Valentine is a great thumb-print activity to do with your little ones. We sent them out to family members when Bugaboo was a baby. Hope everyone has a nice week and stays warm!! I’ll be back next Monday :)