DIY Valentine’s Day Bunting Banner


Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, so you may be looking to add some fun yet frugal décor to your home. This year, why not try creating your own décor pieces, starting with this frugal Valentine’s Day bunting banner? You only need a few supplies, all of which can be found at your local craft store. With a few snips here and there you can have a banner you will be thrilled to hang. Take a look below and get inspired!


Supplies needed:
Assorted Valentine’s Day themed scrapbook paper (we were able to buy this for around .50 cents a sheet at our local craft store)
Valentine’s themed ribbon, or plain red or pink
Craft glue
Scissors (we used scalloped scissors but if you only have straight edged that is fine too)



1. Begin by cutting out 7-10 triangles from your scrapbook paper. Choose 2-3 patterns and start snipping. You can begin by cutting out one triangle and using it as your stencil for the remainder. This way, your triangles will be even.


2. Using another piece of scrapbook paper (choose a pattern you have not used yet) create another set of triangles but this time make them ½ the size of your original. You can do as you did in step 1, create one triangle and use it as a stencil.


3. Using craft glue, begin attaching the large triangles to your ribbon. To do this, lay the ribbon flat on a table or floor and begin gluing on the pieces one at a time. Space each piece 1-2 inches apart.

4. Once your first set of triangles is attached, glue on a second layer of smaller triangles. Simply apply some glue to the back and press the smaller triangle to the larger.

5. As soon as your triangles are dry, you are ready to display your bunting banner!


Simply tie or use tape to hang your bunting banner where you please. A bunting banner such as this would look darling wherever you decide, and is sure to invite some Valentine’s Day charm into your home. Give it a try, and see how quickly it gets you into the Valentine’s Day spirit!

Be sure to visit This Mama Loves  for more Valentine’s Day crafts, recipes and more!

How do  YOU like to decorate for holidays in your house?

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January 16, 2014

Valentine’s Day Bunting Banner Craft

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  1. Rose Powell

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    This is so adorable, I think I’m going to try out one craft posted per week, I would sew mine to the ribbon, just to get more use out of my sewing machine LOL! Love the color choices and patterns! Great job and thank you for sharing!

  2. Brett Martin

    January 16th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I should sew just to get practice with my machine!!

  3. Rose Powell

    January 16th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    That’s what I’ve been thinking about. I NEED MORE PRACTICE!

  4. Dawn

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Oh my gosh, I thought it was made of fabric! Beautiful and it’s so easy! Tweeted and Pinned!

  5. Brett Martin

    January 16th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Awesome. I Love when we can trick people!! Easy, peasy is the way to go

  6. Christine Luken

    January 16th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    What a cute and crafty idea! This looks like something a non-Martha Stewart, like me, could actually do. 😉

  7. Brett Martin

    January 16th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    That’s how I live!! My middle name *is* Martha. But I’m not THAT Martha!!

  8. tara pittman

    January 16th, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Very pretty banner. This would be cute to hand on my door.

  9. Brett Martin

    January 16th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Yes it would!! I would put it on my front door if I wasn’t so obsessed with wreaths lately

  10. Ellen Christian

    January 16th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I love this idea! what cute patterns you chose!

  11. brett

    January 16th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    thanks, ellen!

  12. Jamie

    January 16th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    How adorable – this would be great for a birthday with a balloon theme, too – or sports…or…okay I’ll stop thinking of different occasions now!! ha/ha Pinned & Tweeted!!

  13. brett

    January 16th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    bunting banners are super versatile!!

  14. Francine @ Teresa's Family Cleaning

    January 16th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    What a supercute idea! Looks like fun to make too!

  15. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings

    January 16th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Beautiful– I love bunting…it’s so easy to make things festive!

  16. Jennifer B

    January 16th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    This is adorable and I love the little vintage prints on it too!

  17. Heather Lawrence

    January 16th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    We must be the most boring house ever.
    We make a big deal for Christmas but that’s really the only holiday we decorate for.
    Ever. Eek!

  18. erica

    January 16th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    This looks like a fun craft to do with my preschooler.

  19. Pam

    January 16th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Such a cute holiday idea. I thought it was made of fabric when I first saw it!

  20. Angela

    January 16th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I am loving this project, Brett! I also really like the papers you chose for this project. Too cute!

  21. Rebekah

    January 16th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I love this idea, and you could do this for all the different holidays. I also like that it is such an easy and cheap craft.

  22. Debbie Denny

    January 16th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    That is adorable and crafty. So cute!

  23. Mama to 5 BLessings

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    What a cute idea, this can be used anytime of the year – love it!

  24. trisha

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I love all sorts of bunting, its so pretty. Yours is gorgeous!

  25. Amy Desrosiers

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I love this and would love to see it draped over my hutches! Thanks for the easy DIY!

  26. Brittnei

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I love easy looking crafts. I say this now because I haven’t done any in a very long time, but I love it. To get myself easily back into it, it’s nice to see easier projects I can start of with. Pinning this one!

  27. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    January 16th, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    It’s absolutely darling and I have OODLES of scrapbook paper!

  28. katherine

    January 17th, 2014 at 1:40 am

    That is such a great idea and so simple to make!

  29. Danielle

    January 17th, 2014 at 2:31 am

    I have honestly never seen anything like this for Valentine’s Day decorations, and I absolutely love it! Definitely giving this one a go 🙂

  30. Danielle @ We Have It All

    January 17th, 2014 at 8:18 am

    That is super cute, I would have never thought to make something like this. Looks so easy too!

  31. Shannah @ Just Us Four

    January 17th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    This banner is so cute! I love the paper you chose for the Valentine’s Day theme.

  32. Lisa

    January 17th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I love this!

  33. Mag@GirlyCreation

    January 20th, 2014 at 1:01 am

    I love this craft idea, so beautiful and so Valentine’s!

  34. Amanda Tucker

    January 20th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    This is great and can be used for more than just Valentines day! Love creating my own decor and will have to remember this for my next party!