Whether you are planning ahead or need Valentine decor last minute, this DIY Love Banner is a super quick and easy project. This cute DIY Valentine’s Craft is quick to create and fun to personalize with your own favorite colors and embellishments. It would be fun to make for wedding decor too. Use my free printable alphabet to make any word banner you’d like.
DIY Valentine Love Banner
I don’t always decorate for every holiday. But making fun word banners is a simple way to add an extra holiday touch without a lot of set up. Today’s project is a Love Banner you can make for Valentine’s Day (or any random Tuesday if you’d like). Simply download the full alphabet banner printable set, choose your letters and print on the paper of your choice. I’ll show you how to add this pretty watercolor pink below.
Instead of using colored paper, I made my own. You can easily create your own watercolor paper using basic white cardstock and your watercolor paints. Add any colors you’d like. Blend or create a color wash. For this love banner, I used a couple different shades of pink and washed them together. Once the paper was dry, I printed the letters on to the paper.
- Print the letters on to your paper. To print 2 different letters to a page: Print one letter on to a piece of cardstock (I shrank the letters to 80%). Flip the paper over and print the next letter. Be careful to pay attention to which way you are inserting the paper into your printer so the letter prints on the page as you’d like. I like to practice once with standard printer paper so I don’t accidentally use up my pretty watercolored paper.
- Cut out each banner.
- Glue or tape each banner to the twine.
- Display however you’d like.
You can create this love banner any size you’d like. Create other words or make a full love garland. This is a fun project to make with the kids or to decorate a door too.