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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Burlap Valentine's Banner









**Click here for the post about this large DIY picture frame**

Since Christmas we've battled all kinds of sickness around here, and I'm so glad to finally feel back to normal!  The crafting and organization bugs lost out to all the other bugs we've had, but now I'm ready to jump in again.

First up is this sweet and simple burlap and heart banner for Valentine's Day.  This is one of those projects where you can pretty much take a look at the finished result and figure out how I made it, but the secret is in the little hearts.

First, steam iron your burlap.  This removes bumps and wrinkles, and actually stiffens it up a little, making it easier to cut and work with.

Next cut a cardboard shape to be your pattern to help cut out each piece of burlap.

Using washi tape or painters tape mark off a strip on each flag and paint white.  I used DecoArt Americana Titanium White.



To make the hearts, cover white cardstock heart cut outs with strips of washi tape and then trim off the extra.

You could also cut the hearts from patterned paper of course, but how could I resist this red houndstooth!



When the paint is dry, attach hearts with small drops of hot glue.  I found it useful to work on top of a metal cookie sheet so that I didn't glue my project right to the table.  Be careful of fingers too, since the hot glue can squish right through the holes in the burlap!



Finally, glue banner pieces to a length of twine and hang it up.  Hope you like it--and hope you're all healthy where you are!



FYI--the red houndstooth washi tape came from LePaperCafe and the pink polkadot came from Downtown Tape


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34 comments:

  1. This is super cute! Found you at show me what you got :)

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  2. So cute! I love that you can't even tell that it's strips of tape!

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hi Steph- found your blog and this adorable banner at Ladybird Lane. SO glad I did, I love this . . . thanks for the tutorial- hope you have a great week!

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  4. Love it - wish I was as creative as you!

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  5. I always love a burlap banner! So cute! Found you through TT&J link up! Newest follower! :)

    April Hoff
    housebyhoff.blogspot.com

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  6. Such a sweet banner! I'm pinnign to my garland board: http://pinterest.com/HomeCookMemory/garland-ideas/

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  7. Oh I love this one! I've seen quite a few banners, but I think this is my favorite!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  8. Glad you are all feeling better! Perfect project!

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  9. So cute!! Thanks for sharing, coming to you from the Sundae Scoop!!
    Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered

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  10. That red houndstooth is pretty! And what a great banner!

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  11. O my gosh this is so adorable! I wish I had a mantle to put a cute little banner like this on! I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/

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  12. Totally cute! Stopping by from Monday Funday.
    -Cristina

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  13. Cute! Love how you used the Washi tape! Saw this on Craft-o-maniac. I'm #69 - come visit me if you have time!

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  14. I love your bannet. Luckily I have some burlap, hearts, and paint. I just don't have time.

    I am going to find some time to make this.

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  15. So cute! I want to create a banner for Valentine's day and this one is adorable!

    Chrissy
    www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

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  16. love this adorable valentine's banner!

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  17. Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, Valentines Day themed linky party!
    http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2013/01/valentines-day-linky-party.html

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  18. This is super cute! I was totally surprised to see the washi tape incorporated. Love the idea! Burlap is one of my favs too! Pinning this for Valentines!

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  19. Totally cute! I'm featuring it tomorrow at Creations by Kara. Such a clever idea to use the tape! :)

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  20. This is super cute! I love how it turned out, and I'm happy to hear you guys are feeling better! My hubby was sick just last week, and I felt terrible for him. It's going around everywhere!

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  21. This is way too cute! I saw your post on Today's Creative Blog - thanks for sharing!

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  22. This is adorable! Easy too! I love how the banner looks against that frame! Thanks for sharing with One Creative Weekend!

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  23. Including your cute banner in my Valentine's Day round-up! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!
    --Katie

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  24. Awww, I am loving that. I am a huge fan of crafts with burlap. That is a beautiful banner. I saw your link up over at Shaken Together! I joined your gfc. I am a sucker for fabulous crafting sites. I would love for you to come link up to my brand new blog hop today "Valentine Inspirations"...if you have time. htt://onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com/

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  25. I'm featuring you at One Creative Weekend!

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  26. So cute! Pinned your project. Come link up sometime Visiting from @ DearCreatives.com Hope you have a great weekend!

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  27. This is such a cute project! I found this on Pinterest :)

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  28. This turned out so cute! I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-diyers-link-party.html

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