Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Valentine's Love U Banner

Thank you so much to the ladies at Ivy & Elephants for featuring my banner at their What's It Wednesday Link Up Party!! I am so flattered! Click on the box below to visit their classy blog. Always something fun at Ivy and Elephants!!

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And in the blink of an eye it's time for Valentine's.

Shabby Chic Banner
 I don't usually decorate for Valentine's Day but I had this idea for a winter white Valentine's banner.

Shabby Chic
  I tore some pages from an old paperback book and printed LOVE U on the pages. I used a bold font for LOVE and a thin curly font for the U.
Shabby Chic
I trimmed the paper into a pendant shape. Next I crimped some ivory colored paper for the second layer of the banner.

Love U Valentine Banner

 I used burlap for the back layer of the banner. I frayed the edges of the burlap for a bit of texture.

Love U Valentine Banner
I made paper grommets to reinforce the holes that I threaded the twine through.

Shabby Chic Banner

Love U Valentine Banner

 I attached some trim with my glue gun. I think the light frilly trim gives it a shabby chic look.

Love U Valentine Banner
 In the photo above I made a flower out of the trim and added a rhinestone to the middle of it. I used my glue gun to attach the flower to the center of the "O".

Shabby Chic Banner

Shabby Chic Banner

  In the photo above you can see one of the fence board boxes my husband made. I cut the hinges out of black paper on my Silhouette machine. I love they way they turned out. I poked some brass brads through the hinges hoping to make them look more like real hinges.


Shabby Chic Banner
I think this banner is great for Valentine's Day and it would also work as a wedding decoration too. It was an inexpensive project too, I put the whole thing together for under $7.

I have more Valentine projects to share with you that you don't want to miss, so make sure to sign up to follow me by email in the box on the upper right side of this page.

Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? Or prefer to keep it simple after the crazy holidays? Leave me a comment I would love to hear from you!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my LOVE U banner.

Have a wonderful day


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23 comments:

  1. You might already have a gazillion comments on this one - but it's beautiful - all of it! :)

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  2. Joyce,
    Thank you! I really appreciate the visit and the comment! I am always flattered when anyone notices my stuff!
    Have a great day, Lori

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  3. Gorgeous! Looks so elegant!

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  4. Love all the layers on your banner, so pretty. Love the fence board and those hinges too. What a lovely idea for Valentine's day!

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  5. Thank you Julie, you should come see it in person!

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  6. Thank you Diane, I appreciate the visit and the nice comment! Have a great day, Lori

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  7. Now this is one amazing and gorgeous banner. I love this. I really enjoyed this inspirational post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party? Hope to see you there!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  8. So adorable! I may make one for our bedroom. Our Anniversary is coming up just before Valentines day! perfect!
    You are an inspiration!
    hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. Marvin's Daughter,
    This paper LOVE U banner is adorable, dear one!!!
    I adore all the added texture with the burlap back and the lacy trim!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. Visiting from Marty's!!!

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  10. This is so beautiful!! And your new site looks incredible! I love how you have all those posts showing on the homepage! I must rethink WP... =D

    -andi

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  11. Thanks Andi, It's coming together, not by me though! I will do a post about the ladies that are doing the real work to get this blog off the ground! Have a great day!

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  12. I LOVE it, Lori! It looks so pretty, I don't think I'd want to take it down after Valentine's Day!

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  13. This is seriously cute! Love all the layers and texture. I haven't pulled out my crimper in a long time. I'll have to remedy that! Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!

    Deborah

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  14. Thank you for the visit Deborah! I really appreciate it!

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  15. Thank you Kathy! I might leave it up for awhile or move it to another room. Thank you for the visit! I really appreciate it!

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  16. Thank you Pat! I really appreciate the visit and the kind words!

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  17. Thank you Betsy!! I appreciate the kind words and the visit! Have a great day, Lori

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  18. Thank you Paula! Thank you for the visit and for hosting such a fun party each week!

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  19. Simply adorable! Thanks for sharing how you did it!
    Karee

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  20. LOVE your adorable banner! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. It is a feature this week at Ivy and Elephants. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  21. Very nice! What the font is?

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