All you need are some fabrics or even one fabric if that is all you have. I added 5 coordinating red and pink fabrics.
Pinking shears if you want the cute edge but you could also cut it and fray it.
A hot glue gun...yay..no sewing involved!!
A stencil brush or foam paintbrush
Glitter and Elmer's glue if you want to adorn it with letters or sayings.
Stencils of your letters. (Micheal's has $2.99 paper stencils with all letters and symbols.)
Make yourself a triangle template out of an old cereal box. Then place it on your fabric and mark with a pencil on the reverse side of the fabric.
Cut it out with your pinking shears and iron the flags if necessary.
Measure 5-6 foot of ribbon and lay it down and place the flags in the position or pattern you want.
With you hot glue gun lay one line of glue on the ribbons back side and place the flag on carefully with the fabric side down. Be careful not to burn yourself ;)
Repeat this until you have your whole bunting finished.
When it is cool then turn it over and admire your work.
Now get ready to embellish it.
Lay your stencil out where you want it on your flag. I always just eyeball it, no need to measure.
Get a foam paintbrush or a stencil brush and dip in a little Elmer's glue and and tap it on the stencil. Then sprinkle the glitter and tap the glitter with your finger to make sure it is well covered and sticks really well to the fabric. Peel off the stencil and voila!
Repeat this on all flags you have chosen to embellish.
I used my cute Audrey Eclectic Christmas ornaments with my Valentines display. These were the parents I gave both sets of our parents this year. She made me little copies of the originals. Cute huh :) Plus, as it is still technically winter I found it hard to take down my garland from the mantle. The twinkly lights at night with the fire on just make it warm, cozy and magical.
The next idea I came up with last year. I made my own Valentines out of scrapbook paper, string and some buttons.
I loved those old envelopes that you close shut with a little string and whatever that little circle was called...hehe.
So I used that as my inspiration for these lil' cuties.
Take 2 coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper and with a glue stick or preferably spray adhesive glue the 2 pieces together. Both with the design side showing. Insert a piece of string at the bottom of the paper between the 2 pieces.
Now fold all of the papers in half and rub a pencil or ruler along the crease to make it really creased and neat. Not the end of the pencil mind you :)
Draw a heart and make sure the point of the heart is where the string comes out of the back page. Make sure to leave a little of the top creased part intact so that when you cut it out it will still fold in half. ( See pic below)
Once it is dry, you are ready to write on the inside or embellish it more with other things. I loved the simplicity of these with just the button though.
Take the string and wrap it around the button a few times and you have a lovely homemade Valentine for a loved one or friend.
It needs no envelope and in my opinion it is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E.
Happy Valentines Day and thanks for being my readers and supporters.
Love you all!