How to Make a Paper Heart Banner

Valentine's Day is just a month away and I created my first decoration for the holiday of love. It's a very simple paper heart banner that you can make in less than an hour. I'm using it in a Valentine's Day vignette that I'm sharing in a blog hop this Saturday. You don't need a lot of supplies to make this paper heart banner. Decorative scrapbook paper, a piece of colored twine, scissors, pencil, and glue.   Cut out a heart to trace; … [Read more...]

How to Make a Simple Garden Banner

Lately I've been doing a lot of summer decorating in the house, so I thought I'd take a little break and make a simple summer banner. Last Christmas I purchased a chipboard banner and decided to try something similar for summer. So today I'm going to show you how to make a simple garden banner using chipboard squares. This is such an easy banner to make and you could use any letters to create whatever word you want.   You can find … [Read more...]

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or Bookmark

Since we still have snow on the ground, I'm going to share my mini felt mittens project. When I was a little girl, my grandmother and I used to make mini felt mittens while sitting at her farmhouse kitchen table. I haven't made them since then, but for some reason those little felt mittens came to mind and I had to make some. I had to think back and remember exactly how we made them (my memory is better than I thought!). My grandmother - we … [Read more...]

Paper Valentine Heart Banner

I must be going through holiday decorating withdrawals because I've never been as anxious to spruce up my home for Valentine's Day as this year. I guess I really did enjoy decorating for Christmas.  So anywho ... I started making Valentine's Day cards and one thing led to another and before I knew it, I had a paper Valentine heart banner instead. The big hearts were made with blank note cards and were supposed to be Valentine cards. They still … [Read more...]

How to Make a Felt Heart Valentine’s Banner

Normally I'm not a big decorator for Valentine's Day, but for some reason I find myself wanting to add touches of red throughout my home. So I've made up a list of Valentine's Decor projects I want to create and the first one I want to share with you is this super easy felt heart Valentine's banner. Simple felt hearts hang from a mini pom-pom garland. It didn't take long at all to make this sweet little banner.   I used 3 simple patterns … [Read more...]

Create a Quick and Easy Christmas Banner!

Can you believe there are just two-and-a-half weeks until Christmas? Yikes! I haven't even started my shopping yet because I've been busy decking the halls! This week I'm excited to be joining 24 other bloggers for "Creating a Handmade Christmas" which started a couple days ago. You can see the full schedule at the end of this post and visit all the inspirational handmade holiday ideas! Today I have a quick and easy Christmas banner tutorial to … [Read more...]

How to Make a Pine Cone Garland

I don't know what it is about garlands, banners, and buntings; but I just love them! Some are fancy and some are plain but each one adds a pretty element to home decor. I've been looking at hundreds of Christmas banners on Pinterest and became inspired to create one of my own. So today, I'm sharing how to make a pine cone garland. Mine cost less than $4 to make! Since I live in the northern part of the U.S., I opted for frosty looking pine … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour Coming Soon!

Technically it's still summer but fall will be in full swing next week in more ways than one. The days are getting cooler, the nights are getting longer, and 25 bloggers are banding together September 23-27 to showcase their homes all decked out for autumn. Next week you can view the Fall Home Tour brought to you by All Things Home. Since there are 25 homes, that means you get to view 5 fall-inspired homes each day. I'm happy to announce that my … [Read more...]