Make a Valentine Garland!

January 19th, 2011

The feedback on this week’s episode featuring some of our favorite products from Therm O Web has been amazing! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support! It means everything to us.

As promised, we wanted to show you how quickly and easily this Valentine banner was made that was a part of our Valentine dinner setting. This lacelike creation is quite charming and romantic. And of course with some help from Therm O Web, this came together in no time at all!

Materials? How about some paper doilies, the Sticky Strip Tape Runner,  cute scrapbook paper (That won’t be too hard to find!), Sticky Dot Transfer Adhesive, and a little bit of ribbon for hanging!

Let’s get started!

1. Measure the center circle of your paper doily. Then cut another circle from scrapbook paper to match up. Here I’ve used a scalloped die cut, but any circle will do. “Ink” the edges of the circle with a dark-colored stamp pad.

2. Glide several pieces of the tape runner across the back of the center circle.

3. Press circle firmly to the center of paper doily.

4. With electronic die-cut machine, letter punches, or even pre-made stickers, cut out one letter for each garland piece. Here we decided to cut out the letters to “Be Mine.” We adhered the Sticky Dot Transfer Paper to the back of the scrapbook paper and then put the paper through the Cricut to cut out all of the letters. When it was time to add the letters, we just peeled back the paper and this new “sticker” was ready to go!

5. Place letter firmly in center of each circle.

6. Because this dainty doily already has holes in it, stringing the garland is a breeze!

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  • January 19, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Fun! I really like it!

    I actually just posted about the Valentine garland I just made! Check it out if you can!

  • January 19, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Cute banner! I just wanted to let you know that I have a really hard time seeing the light blue links on this blog because of the gray background. The colors are so similar that I can’t really figure out what the links say.

  • Brenda
    January 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    What great ways to create Valentine decorations! You have inspired me once again! Craft On!

  • January 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    This is a great idea for a Valentines Day banner. I can’t seem to get enough of the banners these days! Love, Love, Love! I may try to make this using the heart shaped doilies I’ve seen too!!

  • January 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I’m sharing this with all my friends on FB!! Simple, cute, fun and easy to make.

  • January 20, 2011 at 2:14 am

    These are absolutely adorable! Will have to add to my to do list!! xoxo

  • January 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm

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  • Agnes
    January 21, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Love, love it.

  • Elaine Allen
    January 21, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I really love how this banner turned out. I’ve really been into making banners lately and this one is adorable.

    Elaine Allen

  • nancy weinrich
    January 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you for reminding us of some products that have been out for a while and giving us some ideas on how to use them. I have both the vinyl and the fusible fleece in my closet but haven’t used them. Now I will.

  • Deborah Ocasio
    January 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I am IN LOVE with this!! I am going to use this idea for my wedding!!!!
    Debbie O in Idaho

  • Janet
    January 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    This is so cute. I’ll be using this method to make banners for a baby shower!

  • February 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    This is just totally adorable!

  • February 8, 2011 at 12:25 am

    My favorite product for securing fabric to applique. thank you

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