Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Making Vintage Valentine Banners

I think that these vintage photos are so sweet. They deserve to be displayed, and what a better time to do so than on Valentine's Day, where our hearts are filled with love. It makes us plan thoughtful gifts, and use affectionate words that convey what we too often forget to express in our busy lives. 

 Love is in the air! Now that I have a "fireplace" I can decorate it for Valentine's Day. I displayed my romantic couples made of porcelain and pretty porcelain pieces covered with  flowers that I love to collect.

I have this album book full of vintage photos that I recived as a gift years ago. I took copies and cut them into heart shapes to make the banner; you can find vintage photos on "The graphics fairy blog" She has tons of vintage photos and postcards.

I cut pieces of strips, then I cut the edges with this type of scissors.
My little boy helped me to glue the strips of paper all aroud the edge folding it as we glued it
He did a great job, he will be 4 years old in May, I know, time flys.
 To cover the back of the heart he glued another paper heart.

Then we added  glitter all around the edge  of the photo.
If you would like to make the cherubic, you can copy and paste this photo and print it, then enlarge it to desired size. It makes a sweet ornament too.
I glued two paper cherubics together, but do not glue the wings, so it can remain open
I cut another shape of paper to incorporate it with the cut paper hearts on my banner
I used monotype corsiva letters, size 72 to make the banner message, "Be mine" and my favorite french  word "Amour" Then I glued it to this piece of music paper. Then I opened some holes to hang the banner with a pretty lace. I didn't have laces of ribbon in my house so I made my own croched lace. I will make another post showing how to make Croched lace.  My little boy and I had fun making this vintage banner for Valentine's Day, I hope that you will have fun making one too.

~ Have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your loved one ~


Crystal said...

This is a wonderful project!!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
Thank you for this great tutorial:)
I just found your blog via My Shabby Streamside Studio and have become your neweat follower.
Happy early Valentines Day!
Blessings and Hugs,

Rachel said...

Your banners are fabulous! Love them!!!! Nothing says LOVE more than vintage photos and sheet music- perfect touches!!!!!!!!

Happy@Home said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Katty.
Your banner is so pretty and how nice to have such a special helper.

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Katty, you rule, thanks!

My Shabby Streamside Studio

Unknown said...

I found your project on a google search! It is lovely!

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