There is a beautiful home decor boutique near my home that I love to frequent for inspiration for all seasons. My last visit didn't disappoint for Valentine's Day decor ideas. I found a great gift for a friend AND I came home with lots of DIY ideas, including this Valentine's Day String Heart Banner.
Winter is a challenging time of year for home decor. After all of the Christmas decorations are taken down and put away, everything seems to look a little bare and boring.
Valentine's Day is a fun holiday, but I don't want to fill my home with lots of pink and red hearts. This natural colored heart banner was just what I needed!
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Materials for Valentine's String Heart Banner:
- Cotton string, yarn, and/or jute twine
- X-ACTO Knife or scissors
- Cutting mat if using X-ACTO knife
- Card board (a box would work great - that's what I used!)
- Heart to trace onto card board. I found an image of a heart online, printed it (measured 5 inches tall and 5 inches at the widest point)
- Large needle or bobby pin to thread the string for the banner.
Tutorial For Valentine's Day String Heart Banner:
Step 1 - Valentine Heart Banner:
Use a heart stencil or print one you find online. Mine was 5" x 5", but you can choose the size you like best. Simply an image of a heart and trim around it.
Step 2 - Valentine String Heart Banner:
Gather your other supplies. Choose whatever string or yarn you'd like. I used a natural cotton string, jute twine, and gray yarn.
Scissors would work fine for cutting out your hearts, but the X-ACTO knife was really fast and easy.
Step 3 - String Heart Banner:
Trace the heart stencil onto your cardboard. Then, cut out each heart. I made 5 hearts, but you could make more if you'd like a fuller banner.
Step 4 - String Heart Banner:
Tie a knot with your string and begin wrapping around the heart cardboard cut out. You will need to wrap it A LOT to cover the entire heart. After the heart is sufficiently covered, cut your string and tie a knot on the backside of the heart.
Step 5 - String Heart Banner:
Cut a piece of jute twine the length you'd like your banner. Six feet worked for the length of my mantle. Use a large needle or even a bobby pin to thread the twine through the backside of each of the hearts.
Valentine's Day String Heart Banner!
I used blue painter's tape to hang my banner! I use this a lot for lightweight items. Most people can't see the tape and it doesn't cause any damage when you take it off.
Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?
If you'd like something you don't have to make, print out my Valentine's printable! Click on the image below, print and pop it into a frame!
I have a bit of a thing for string art! If you do too, take a peek at these!