Handmade Vintage LOVE Banner

Once upon a time…. back in the last century (which makes me sound painfully old), as a young woman with my heart all aflutter, I eagerly awaited Valentine’s Day and the promise of flowers or jewellery and definitely a romantic dinner.

But as the years march on my love and I, now nearing our 28th wedding anniversary, don’t really go all out for Valentine’s Day. I’m sure that like most middle aged couples we express our love in the little things we do and say every day and prefer to celebrate our anniversary instead of Valentine’s Day.

 

 

But…. I still love the idea of celebrating LOVE and romance, so a fun way to do that is to incorporate some love inspired décor for a few weeks prior to February 14th each year. By simply switching out some of my normal décor for Valentine themed pretties, extra candles and flowers, it infuses our home with a lovely touch of romance.

Today I’m joining Jennifer of Town and Country Living for her Heartfelt and Handmade Blog Hop and I’m sharing a sweet vintage LOVE banner project I made this week.

 

 

I like using banners because they are an easy way to add texture and interest to your décor and they can be easily changed to suit the season or celebration.

When I was designing this banner I wanted to make something that was soft with a pastel palette… also including a little shabbiness and a touch of vintage too.

By using the word ‘LOVE’ instead of Valentine, I can re-use it any time of the year.

I used a variety of pretty papers to make this banner… some were digital background papers and the others were ones I designed for this project. I’ll be sharing the vintage LOVE medallions I made as a free printable for you further down in my post.

 

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How to Make a Vintage LOVE Banner

Materials

Chipboard banner x 6,

Printed background papers,

Printed LOVE Medallions – DOWNLOAD HERE,

Paper glue like Mod Podge, white glue etc,

Paper cutter/craft knife and metal ruler,

Glass Glitter,

Seam binding ribbon in pink,

Optional – sewing machine.

 

Instructions

  1. Print LOVE medallions on matt photo paper or normal copy paper.
  2. Paint around edges and back side of banner pennants using white acrylic paint.
  3. One of the best ways to add texture to a banner is by making concertina fan-wheels. I used some pink music paper to make 6 of them.
  4. I dipped the edges of the fan-wheels in white glue and then glass glitter… just for a little sparkle!
  5. Cut out a variety of background papers and adhere to front side of banner pennants using white glue. Sand off excess paper over hang and remove all dust particles.
  6. I chose to add another smaller insert layer on my banner using a coordinating paper.

 

 

7. Assemble your banner pennants by layering papers and elements. As you can see, I added small paper doilies and a hand-cut floral scallops to mine. I also decided to sew a stitch line around some of my papers. Some of the paper edges were given an aged look with brown chalk.
8. When you have all your elements in place, adhere your vintage medallion to the top of the fan-wheel.
9. The banners have per-cut holes in them, so you will need to push something like a bamboo skewer through the paper to re-set the holes. Thread the banner onto ribbon or seam binding and then it is ready to hang!

 

 

There is no right or wrong way to make this banner. One of my favourite things about creating with paper crafts is simply sitting amongst my supplies picking bits and pieces to add to my project.

If you do make your own vintage LOVE banner, I hope you’ll share it with me!

 

 

Heartfelt & Handmade Blog Hop

MONDAY

Valentine DIY Projects. Heartfelt and Handmade

Town and Country Living  |  Finding Silver Pennies  |  Duke Manor Farm  |  Maison de Pax  |  Shabbyfufu

 

Valentine DIY Projects. Heartfelt and Handmade

Making It in the Mountains  |  Tidbits  |  Taryn Whitaker  |  House by Hoff  |  Clean and Scentsible

 

TUESDAY

Heartfelt and Handmade Valentine Projects

So Much Better with Age  |  The Happy Housie  |  Shabby Art Boutique  |  Paint Me Pink  |  VinYet Etc.

 

Heartfelt and Handmade Valentine Projects

Unskinny Boppy  |  Sincerely Marie Designs  |  A Burst of Beautiful  |  The Wicker House  |  Zevy Joy

 

WEDNESDAY

Heartfelt and Handmade Valentine Projects

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  |  In My Own Style  |  Golden Boys and Me  |  Seeking Lavender Lane

 

Heartfelt and Handmade Valentine Projects

On Sutton Place  |  Happy Happy Nester The Chronicles of Home  |  Craftberry Bush

 

 

Lot’s of Valentine gorgeousness there to inspire and keep you busy!

Happy crafting,

Kerryanne

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Comments

  1. Kerryanne, this is my first time visiting your blog and I’m in love with it! I’m definitely a new follower and I’m swooning over your shabby chic style 🙂

    • Kerryanne says:

      Welcome to Shabby Art Boutique Norma. I’m pleased to have you here and I hope you enjoy my handmade ‘shabbilicious’ creations, tutorials and printables.
      Happy crafting,
      Kerryanne

  2. So very pretty! I has the perfect feel of Valentine’s day!!

  3. This bunting is fabulous Kerryanne and could easily be tweaked for a little girl’s bedroom…so pretty.
    Toni xx.

    • Kerryanne says:

      It would definitely be pretty for a little girl’s room or nursery Toni. If the medallions were only put on with double sided tape, they could be removed and replaced with different ones throughout the year. xx

  4. JaneEllen says:

    No,matter what project you do Kerryanne, it is always so sweet and so lovely. You have the touch of a lady and your projects reflect this .Thank you for sharing your delightful medallions, they are so representative of your lovely touch and style. I cherish every graphic you share with us. Am forever grateful for finding your site so long ago.
    Will be so fun putting this banner together. Think will be making one for each of our grand daughters as they are so special to us. We don’t get to see older grand daughter often since she’s at college in Northern CA. The younger grand daughter will be going to college in late August, why do they have to grow up so fast? As it is she’s so busy with her senior year in high school she doesn’t have much time.
    Silly to bemoan them growing up, just feeling bereft at not seeing either one. Thank heaven for the computer and Skype. They are such wonderful young women, we feel so fortunate they are our grand daughters.
    Have wonderful rest of week.
    Now am going to try to find your post from Jan. 18th, 2018 so I can hopefully download the birds and flowers images you shared. Somehow I didn’t find where to download those. Happy daze

    • Kerryanne says:

      You are always so kind Jane Ellen. I hope you enjoy making the banners for your sweet grand daughters.
      If you visit the Newsletter Subscribers freebie page, you’ll be able to download the vintage bird graphics from there. The link to the page and the password will be in your last newsletter email. Hugs x

  5. Kerryanne, I knew you would create something romantically beautiful! I love the sweet vintage image and your banner is perfect for Valentine’s. Thanks so much for joining Heartfelt and Handmade!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Jennifer. I was delighted to join the Heartfelt and Handmade blog tour. I’m still making my way around to visit everyone, but all of the projects are absolutely gorgeous.

  6. kerryanne, yes us middleagers once got showered with gifts, romance and dates…now it’s date night on the couch! ha… love your sweet banner.

    • Kerryanne says:

      LOL Laura…. I suspect we swapped roses and romantic dinners for kids!! To be fair, right now I’m happier for a night in with the family instead of wining and dining, but I’d still love a big bunch of roses!!

  7. Deborah Berry says:

    Thank you so much Kerryanne, for this wonderful tutorial! How beautiful!!! Very kind of you to share!!! Smiles, Deborah 🙂

  8. This is something my grandmother would have made and I”m sure she did, this is gorgeous!!! I appreciate you sharing with us and I can’t wait to make my own version! XO

    • Kerryanne says:

      I love that our Grandmothers made everything by hand Kristin. They definitely crafted with love and patience I’m sure.
      Have fun making your own banner. Hugs xx

  9. Absolutely the sweetest valentine banner! I’m with you, Bud and I have been married 29 years this June and every day expressions of love and kindness are what we’re into. 😉 I’m going to share this with my Creative Vintage Darlings facebook group, I think everyone there will LOVE this as much as I do. xo

  10. Debra Wise says:

    The banner is so beautiful Kerryanne! You are such an inspiration and thanks for always sharing your gorgeous printables!

  11. This is so lovely! Super sweet for Valentine’s Day!

  12. It´s so beautiful, dear Kerryanne,
    your ideas are always so cute and fine, I love them! The vintage angels are so sweet, I will try it to make the sweet banner!
    A wonderful weekend to you! Best wishes, cornelia

  13. How sweet thanks

  14. I am so behind, Thank you for sharing your creativity and talents. Blessings

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