DIY Valentine Cards & Valentine Banner

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Above is a combo of the kids’ two valentines that I put together and printed for their valentines.  The best part is that everything was free, except for the tiny pack of m&m’s I taped to the backs of the cards!

First, I printed out mustaches and glued them to sticks I already had (left over from the pinwheels I made for their birthday party).  I found the perfect mustache on google images, but noticed it was a little lighter in color than I wanted.  So, I printed, cut out, then went over them with a big, fat sharpie marker to make them darker.

We then had a little photo session in the backyard in front of the brick wall.  It seriously took all of 5 minutes.  I loaded the pics into my design program and cut them out with my “cut out tool”.  Original huh?  I wanted it to look like they were standing in front of the chalk board, so I put them in front of a chalk board JPEG I found online (also google images).  The, added my chalk board art message.  I saved as a JPEG, printed, and cut out!  Then, taped little baggies of m&ms to the back (which I didn’t snap a picture of….sorry!)

A few days ago, I decided to make a banner for the breakfast room.  My parents are coming this weekend to visit and it’s my mom’s birthday.  We’re going to have a little party for her and I thought this valentine banner could double for party decorations.

I had almost everything I needed for this banner: string, burlap, 2 types of fabric + 1 type of red fabric, and white paper doilies.  I made myself a banner template on card stock and traced around it on the burlap and fabric.

I sort-of just eye-balled it on the doilies and streamers.  I alternated the streamer colors and tied them in between the banners…making sure they were uneven and not perfect.  😉  I love how they started to unravel when I was putting them on.

I’ll be sure to post pics of the birthday party next week!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!  It’s one of my favorite holidays.  I have one word….no, three…..


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  1. so precious!! i absolutely LOVE the valentines and the banner—you really are such a creative genius! can’t wait to see pics from the birthday party!! xoxo

  2. Love it ALL! Just beautiful!

  3. super cute! theyve grown so much!