Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine's Banner from Coffee Filters and Christmas Ornaments

I finally got to sit down and play today! I had the general idea for this in my head but it was greatly helped along when Rachel from Holy Craft shared a tutorial on coffee filter flowers that made me really want to bring the idea for this banner (that’s now on our bedroom mirror)  to life.

LOVE Banner (2)

The banner is a combination of coffee filter flowers and paper mache heart shaped Christmas ornaments I picked up 50% off after Christmas.

Paper Mache Heart

I covered the heart with a gray paper from Echo Park. I had some great lace ribbon trim in my stash and hot glued that around the edge of each ornament.

Paper Covered Heart

Here’s a better shot of what the ribbon looks like.

Lace Rose Trum

I cut out the letters L O V E on CoCo, my Silhouette Cameo, and put one letter on each heart.

Paper and Vinyl Hearts

Then I made my flowers. 5 coffee filters per flower and following Rachel’s tutorial.

Dollar Tree Coffee FIlters

Thank you Dollar Tree. 160 coffee filters for $1!

Coffee Filter FLowers

I made 5 flowers so I had one for each end and to go between the letters. I strung the hearts on some silver tulle using the thread that was already attached and then clipped the flowers using clothespins, then strung the banner across the mirror. And while this might be Valentine’s themed, with the colors I used I can actually leave it up permanently.

LOVE Banner

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10 comments:

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

CUTE! Love the coffee filter crafts. My wreath and your garland should get together, for coffee. hehe

Holy Craft said...

It looks great! I love it. What a sweet addition to your bedroom!

Netty said...

wow its fabulous, great flowers and love the blue roses you've used as edging. x

BEAR's Mom said...

this is gorgeous...
and so wallet-friendly!!!
BEAR HUGS ~victoria~

Heather Green said...

Ummm... those coffee filters are gorgeous!! Who woulda thunk! :)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

This goes perfectly with my idea of non-over-the-top V-day decorations! I would definitely leave it up. Great color choices!

xoxo
Kathleen

LuLu Kellogg said...

*swoon* I love the colors in this!

LuLu~*xoxo

Michelle L. said...

Ooh, lush and gorgeous!

Janelle said...

This is so beautiful and I really like that you didn't use traditional reds and pinks. So pretty!

Jennifer Curtis said...

That's really cute, and I love the colors!