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!


9 comments:

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

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  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.
    Karryann

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  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.

    http://MuralMaker1.blogspot.com

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

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  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

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  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 :)

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

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