With Valentine’s Day getting closer, we’ve been playing around with some holiday themed crafts. So I thought I’d share this super simple craft tutorial for a Valentine’s Day Bunting. This is a super simple thing that you can do with the kids, and it’s totally adaptable for every holiday or theme.
As far as supplies go, it couldn’t be simpler.
3 – 4 sheets of felt in themed colors
colored braiding cord (or yarn or twine)
glue (if necessary)
First, decide how long you want your garland to be. Plan out if you want it to spell out words or just have hearts or go even simpler and just cut it into plain bunting. For this, I knew I wanted some hearts and the word LOVE to feature. I began by cutting each sheet of felt into six squares.
For this garland, you will need two squares for each “flag.” You can lay them out in whatever order you want. Use half of each color’s squares to set your pattern. Then use the other squares to cut out your shapes and/or letters.
Once you have all your shapes and/or letters cut out, place them on top of the other felt squares. You can glue them with whatever adhesive you have on hand. Or you can do like I did and buy your felt with adhesive backing already on it. I found mine at Walmart for less than $2.
As you can see, I didn’t just use the cut outs themselves. I also used the “negative space” sections of the cut out felt and placed it on top of the squares. It allowed me to write LOVE twice instead of just once.
Once you’ve created all your flags, simply cut your braiding cord to the appropriate length and then hang the flags on it using the mini clothespins. Then you’re just ready to hang it up! I used a staple gun to attach the cord to the wall in my kids room. I think it looks super cute!
And since they are held on with just clothespins, you can rearrange them however you wish or change them out each year. So simple!
I can’t wait to make another of these for every holiday!
What do you think?