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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Make A Crepe Paper Valentine Bunting/Banner with Cricut

I'm missing my grandkids.  They were here last year for Valentines Day and it was so nice. It was a LOT warmer too. That got me thinking that I should share this oldie but goodie post from last year.  So here we go.  Enjoy!

I used my Cricut to create a banner/bunting that I want share with you.
You can see my vignette has a little old and a little new mixed in together.  It could use a little more height but danged if I could find anything that works.  Suggestions are welcome, if you have any.  The banner is really simple and you still have time to make one for your home.  It's pretty self explanatory but I'll break it down for you here.
I like to use whatever paper I have that might work when I craft. This pink made a good start.  I used the Cindy Loo cartridge in my cricut to cut out 7 hearts in pink.  I can't remember the size but I believe they were about 3".  Ignore the little teardrop shapes that it cut with the hearts.
Since I was using red and white doiles I also cut some red hearts just slightly bigger.  I only had enough red paper for 3 so I used one for the beginning, one for between BE and Mine, and one for the end of the banner.  I layer them behind the pink hearts using dot tape.  Sit those aside and while you make your crepe banners.
I found the lace doily hearts at Dollar Tree.  Gotta holla for Dollar Tree!!  I love this crepe paper I found at a thrift store years ago.  It's literally huge - 20" wide!  And a big roll for only 50¢ - Woop-Woop!!  Measure you heart and cut the crepe just a bit bigger.  You can probably find this at a party store.  Some other suggestions would be:
  • Paper bags
  • Book Pages
  • Fabric 
  • Scrapbook Paper  
After deciding how big I wanted the banners I folded a piece of paper in half cut the V and used it as a templete to cut 6 crepe pennants.  Be sure to allow enough to turn the top of them down to run you cord through.  I folded them at the top and tacked with a little hot glue.
Next we cut smaller heart in a cute floral paper to fit inside of the doily heart.  My D.I.L. Christal helped me pull it all together.  4 hands are better than 2.  Tape with more of the dot runner.
**You might want to use something different.  I found a couple of the hearts on the floor after coming unstuck.  I used Elmers Dot Runner.
Now you need some letters to spell out whatever sentiment you want.  I decided on "BE MINE".  I used the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge to cut mine on Cricut but you could use:
After cutting my letters I used the dot runner to attach them.
Then used used my Zig Squeeze and Roll glue pen to make dots which I sprinkle with glitter for a little bling.
I used some like pink tulle cut in strips to use as my cording but you could use:
  • Jute or Twine String
  • Ribbon 
  • Stips of Fabric
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I glued the little hearts between each letter pennant with the hot glue gun.  That's it. Easy as apple pie!  Then just scatter a few of your favorite things around, like this framed vintage calendar, tray and old romantic looking books and you have a sweet Valentine vingette.
And fresh flowers make everything prettier so I just cut some Camelia's and ferns for height and color.
In case you haven't gotten enough of the Valentine projects yet you can see my Heart Thumbprint cookies and recipe HERE.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and are having fun making your on home sing with love.
OOXX's...Tracy ♥  

Second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.
                                                  ~ Mark 12:31


  1. this is so lovely Tracy. I love the mixture of items you used. Roses & victorian decor are my favorites. The banner is so pretty :)

  2. Thank you for the sweet comment Julie. It was so easy to do. ♥

  3. Love this Tracy! So pretty! Thanks for the tutorial too! How are ya these days? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. What a cute idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)
    Kelly @ thelilypadcottage

  5. I love it Tracy! Thanks for the tutorial on it.