{Valentine’s Day Bunting}

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a bit of an obsession with anything involving burlap.  I love how simple it looks, but also that it can make a big statement when decorating and crafting too.  I think one of the best craft store shopping trips I ever made was the day that I went to Hobby Lobby when they got in a huge shipment of burlap.  They had just about every color of the rainbow!  I didn’t go too crazy, but I did buy a few yards of colors that I thought I’d use throughout the year.  Of course I had to get some red…so many holidays incorporate it after all!

I decided to break it out to make some simple Valentine’s Day bunting for our fireplace {it was looking a little too bare after the Christmas garland came down this year}.

Valentine's Day Bunting

To make Valentine’s Day Bunting, you’ll need:

1/4 yard tan burlap

1/4 yard red burlap

hot glue gun/glue sticks

red & white baker’s twine

red raffia

materials

Now, I’m completely estimating on the cuts for the burlap.  I had about 2 yards of each color already on hand.  I’m guessing I used about 1/4 yard of each, maybe even less.

To start, I simply cut four rectangles of the tan burlap.  I believe they were 10 x 8 inches.  I also pulled a few strands off of each side to make them fray.

banner pieces

I then cut out the x’s and hearts {for my o’s} out of the red burlap.  I didn’t trace or stencil anything.  I just eyeballed it and made adjustments as I cut if I thought it necessary.  To add a bit of dimension I cut a smaller heart out of the tan burlap as well.

cut pieces

See, nothing about this is perfect, but that’s the beauty of burlap.  I don’t think it’s supposed to be perfect!

To assemble the bunting, I hot glued the x’s and hearts onto each rectangle and hot glued each rectangle on top of a strand of red & white baker’s twine.  I tied off each end to my wrapped beer bottle decor with freshly added  red flower stems and a few Valentine wooden words from the Target $ Spot.  To complete the bunting, I tied a few strands of red raffia between the x’s and hearts.

Valentine's Day Bunting 2

Simple, x’s and hearts to get the family in a Valentine’s Day kinda mood!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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Comments

  1. says

    Cute! I LOVE burlap too, my husband however really dislikes it. So I don’t use it much. Good think I get to look at eye candy like your projects to get my burlap fix!:)

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