Saturday, January 15, 2011

Countdown to V-Day

We started the chalkboard countdown to Valentine's Day (this pic was taken a few days ago, I think we should be on 30 now). My friend recently asked me to make a burlap LOVE banner for her to use as a photo prop while photographing a wedding. With my leftover scraps, I just had to make one for myself. Now all my friends are e-mailing me orders for them. Classic! There are already a ton of people that have tutorials in blogland, and some people selling similar ones on Etsy. It's a pretty basic craft and pretty inexpensive too. Just cut triangles out of burlap (I used a triangle cut out of cardstock for my template), paint on letters or shapes with basic craft paint, and hot glue the triangles to twine. Easy Peasy. I just free-handed these letters and the heart, but I plan to make some fun ones using stencils made with my cricut. A fun beachy one would be good for the summer too. The possibilities are endless :)

I just added some red glitter-glue to my heart after the paint dried. Pretty! Feel the LOVE people!


  1. So cute. I love Valentine's day. xoxo

  2. SO Darling, I love the banners, and so Cute for V-Day or any holiday or b-day. THank for sharing Inspiration a happy new follower, ill be back to see what else you make.

  3. How sweet! Love burlap . . . all things burlap. Very cute for Valentine's, or any day, really!

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

  4. Adorable! I never thought of doing a V-Day countdown!

  5. Adorable! We have been working on our Valentine's Decor too! This is really creative!

    Thanks for linking up to the Sunday Parade... hope you will link it and link up again!

    Lindsay @ A Design Story

  6. I adore this cute banner! Featuring it today! Thanks for linking it up at the craft catwalk! I hope you'll link up with us again :)

  7. This too cute. I love the banner and the countdown just adds to it.


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