What’s the fastest way to spell out your love? With a Valentine’s Day banner, of course!
It’s quick, easy and inexpensive and here’s how to do it.
Begin by drawing your triangles onto black construction paper. Note: Store your construction paper out of the sun, especially the darker shades, or it will fade as you can see mine has.
Cut your triangles. For cutting paper, I like to use the scissors made for kids. They stay sharp even after cutting a whole lot of paper, they cost just a few dollars, and they keep me from using–and dulling–my fabric scissors on paper.
Once you’ve cut your triangles, draw your Xs and Ox. I used white chalk for the letters. Note: The 99 Cents Only Store is a thrifty source for chalk.
Now add the hearts. I used pink chalk (also from the 99 Cents Only Store).
Use a hole puncher to make two holes near the top of the flat end of the triangle.
Cut a strand of twine that is as long as you would like your banner to be. Add a few inches on either side so you have loose ends that are long enough to pin, nail, or tape to a wall.
Now it’s ready to hang. Remember, to prevent the banner from fading, avoid hanging it in direct sunlight.
Happy, almost, Valentine’s Day!