Conversation Hearts Banner


size: approx. 68” long

Materials

  • Stiffened glitter-felt hearts, two each: red, dark pink, light pink, white
  • Pink patterned papers, assorted
  • Valentine fabric scraps or ribbon
  • White cording

Basic Supplies

scissors, pencil, ruler

Tools

  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting System and Sizzlits Hello Kitty Groovy Girl Decorative Strip Alphabet Die
  • We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Tool
  • Beacon Adhesives Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Directions

  • 1. Using photo as guide, die-cut messages for each heart from assorted papers.
  • 2. Position phrases as desired on hearts. When pleased with arrangement, use Gem-Tac to adhere messages; let dry.
  • 3. Mark two holes on opposite sides of one heart; punch holes using Crop-A-Dile. Use first heart as guide to punch two holes in each remaining heart.
  • 4. Thread strips of torn fabric or ribbon through holes and tie bows to connect hearts.
  • 5. Cut two 8” cording lengths. Tie cording to holes at each end of banner for hangers.
  • 6. Tie fabric or ribbon bow at each end of banner, if desired.
  • Tip
  • 1. For a more kid-friendly version of this project, let kids stamp pre-cut craft foam hearts with Valentine messages, then tie together with baker’s twine bows.

by Madeline Arendt

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