Happy February everyone! (I can't believe we're a whole month into 2013 already.) Last week I posted a Valentine's Day DIY blog (here), and one of the gift options was a banner. This is a simple craft to make for that special someone. It can be hung from a fireplace or a headboard (or anywhere, really).
I started by gathering my scrap fabric and pulling patterns that worked well together.
From there, I cut various triangles out of computer paper until I found the perfect shape.
I then took some twine and estimated how much I would need to get across our fireplace mantel, with the right amount of sag.
Then, using the paper triangle, I counted approximately how many flags I would need.
I used the paper as a template for cutting the flags (I recommend using fabric scissors for cutting clean lines.)
Lastly, I topped off each flag with a strip of ribbon for a more finished look.
The string of hearts was very simple to do. All you need is paper and string (I used white sewing thread - the thinner, the better).
Below is the finished product, with both banners combined.
What sort of crafts are you doing this year for Valentine's Day?