Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I just love hearts, candy, and silly puns. This year, I may have gone a little valentines-crazy. I already made a book page heart wreath and printable literary valentines, but I wanted more.
I thought a book page valentine banner would just about round out the lot!
This book page valentine banner was so easy to make- and a lot of fun too!
DIY Book Page Valentine Banner
You Will Need:
- A book you hate (I usually use historical fiction novels from the 1980s- I found a bunch of coverless books for a nickel apiece)
- Cardstock paper
- Spray adhesive
- String or rope
- Holepunch (optional)
First, you will need to create your valentine banner design on regular paper. I traced the outline of an existing banner I had left over from my sister’s birthday party. Cut out the template.
Tear out a few book pages (choose pages with a lot of text). Spray the surface of a piece of cardstock (outdoors!) with spray adhesive. Lay the book pages over the cardstock and smooth with your hands. If you need to add any additional adhesive, add a small spray of glue where you need a bit extra.
Repeat the spray process for as many pages as you need. I used 5 pages to make a 10-piece banner. It is just long enough for a fireplace, bookshelf, or TV console.
Bring your papers back indoors and flip them over, exposing the cardstock. Trace the outline of your template onto the paper and cut out your shapes.
Decorate each valentine banner piece however you like. I chose to go with two designs.
In the first design, I simply cut a paper snowflake from a regular piece of computer paper. I then added a small strip of ribbon to the front and a jewel in the center of the snowflake.
For the second design, I cut a heart out of construction paper and glued that to the middle. In the center of each heat, I cut a smaller snowflake to tie it in to the first design. I cut small strips of ribbon to create ribbon arrows that I glued to the top of each snowflake. I drew on the arrow fletching and arrowheads with a pen. Finally, I added two small jewels to the base of each banner.
Punch two holes into the two top corners of each valentine banner piece. String the banner pieces- alternating between designs- until they are all on the string. Hang where desired. You are done!
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