I can’t believe we are already through the first week of February! The snow days really threw off my rhythm of the week. And because I have used January to do some introspective work, I decided to have some fun with a Valentine’s Day craft. I love this holiday, and I decided to comb Pinterest for some inspiration for some DIY décor.
I found this banner by VickyBarone.
I loved it and used is as inspiration for my banner (since I could not replicate it exactly because her skill set is just a *tad* above mine, being a professional artist and all).
First, I cut out rectangles out of brown cardstock. They measured approximately 2 1/2" x 5".
Then, I picked out some printed cardstock that I had from my Thanksgiving project to use as the first mat. I made these about 2" x 3 3/4".
I found some coordinating color cardstock for the second mat. These were about 1 1/2" x 2 3/4".
I glued the printed cardstock to the brown piece of cardstock.
I glued the coordinating cardstock to the printed cardstock.
Then I went to PicMonkey and found a font that I liked (Special Elite) and printed it out on white cardstock.
I cut the letters out into squares and stuck a double-sided sticky mounting square to add some dimension.
I cut some twine and put it on the floor so I could space out the letters. Then I used the gold glitter clothespins to attach the letters to the twine.
Then I hung it up. I love how it turned out!
But I wasn’t done decorating. I found these awesome printables from SoHo Sonnet. You know when you print something out, and the colors turn out all meh and washed out? These colors were *exactly* like they were on the screen, even the glittery gold color!
Have you done any fun (and easy!) projects lately? Be sure to share – I would love to hear about them!