February 6, 2013
Wow, February 6th already! We're getting close to Valentine's Day, and we also are getting close to March, which means Spring! That gives me hope...it's been very cold and snowy here lately, and I think I'm getting a bit of cabin fever. Yesterday was especially tough, the boys and I were all a little squirrely, so I decided it was time to look at the craft supplies and see what kind of project we could do.
We hadn't put any Valentine decorations out yet, so I thought a banner would be a quick and easy project.
You will need:
:: two colors of felt
:: normal scissors
:: pinking shears
:: craft glue
:: hot glue gun
I wanted to have five little panels or flags on this banner, so I cut five rectangles out of charcoal felt, each about four inches wide and five inches tall. Then I used the pinking shears to cut out five hearts from the magenta felt. I don't mind if my projects look handmade, so I eyeballed all these measurements. You could make a template for the hearts if you wanted to have them all exactly the same.
Then I folded each rectangle in half and made a diagonal cut from the fold to the outside corner at about a 30 degree angle. Once I did that for each one, I lined them up and laid the twine across the back, folded the top over, and hot glued it down.
I used craft glue to secure the heart to the front of each flag.
Ready to hang!
All done! This was an easy way to add a little bit of color to the living room. My five year old helped with the gluing, and if you have older children, they could probably do some of the cutting as well.
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