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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Valentines Day Banner

It's been a busy week for us here at the Little Shack. My husband is currently in the hospital recovering from an operation and we have been dealing with a ton of snow.  Plus, I am getting some painting done while we are here.  But, I have been wanting to make a banner for some time and decided to give it a go this week regardless!

This was a lot of fun to make (and I have many more ideas lurking in the back of my mind for more)!  I used PicMonkey to create this. It is such a fun program to play with. Kind of addictive even.
Here is the way I put this together.

First, obviously, I printed out the letters on white card stock. I've put down how many of each you will need. If you want to have the banner as one long banner, I've included a blank one to put between the words.

So, after printing them out, I cut them out. In this step, you can decide how you want to attach them to your string. Either cut them out all the way around, or cut the 2 sides and then fold along the top. Snip of the part that shows when it is folded over. By leaving the top on and folding it over you can hang them on the string and arrange them while it's hanging up.

Once you have it the way you want it, you can use regular scotch tape to stick down the fold or just let them hang on their own. The 'flags' will still be able to move along the string even if taped.
The other way to attach the flags is to pin them on with those cute mini clothes pegs you can pick up cheap at craft and dollar stores in little bags. Just clip the flags onto your string and you're done! You will need 2 for each letter, so a total of 32 for just the letters and then 4 more if you use the blanks.
I will be taking these back to the RV with us to hang up for Valentines Day.  For now they are just hanging in my craft room here at the Little Shack.

Below are the links to print each letter.

Letter A X 3
Letter D X 1
Letter E X 1
Letter H X 1
Letter I X 1
Letter L X 1
Letter N X 1
Letter P X 2
Letter S X 1
Letter T X 1
Letter V X 1
Letter Y X 2
Blank X 2 (optional)

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  • At January 14, 2015 , Anonymous Pinterest Addicted said...

    Thank you Sue for the sweet message! My dad only went hunting once while I lived there. However, we spent the majority of our summers fishing. Wow, the Yukon is a beautiful place! What do you go there for? For hunting? Have a great week!

  • At January 14, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi! We own a trapline on the BC Yukon border where we spend time in the fall and spring. Hubby gets our moose there when we need the meat. Thanks for stopping by the Shack!-Sue

  • At January 15, 2015 , Blogger Keisha | The Girl Next Door is Black said...

    How creative. Would make fun a fun crafting activity!

  • At January 15, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You have been busy this week! Love all the creativity, this banner is so cute! I really like the bunting banner trend right now... I need to make one for something! But with glitter!

  • At January 17, 2015 , Blogger Sami Bookout said...

    This is so cute! I have the perfect place to hang it! Thanks for the great idea and the printable

  • At January 17, 2015 , Blogger Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

    So cute! Hope all is well with your hubby. Hospitals are not fun.

  • At January 17, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi there Keisha! How was your trip?? I loved seeing your photos a reading about your adventure! Thanks for coming over!-Sue

  • At January 17, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Glitter is good!! I'm in the process of making another banner for my grandson Davy's 2nd birthday. He LOVES Elmo, so my daughter is doing guessed it...Elmo themed party! So Nana Sue (that's what my grandmunchkins call me) is making Davy an Elmo banner. So much fun!!-Sue

  • At January 17, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hiyah Sami! You're welcome! I hope it brightens your Valentine's Day!!-Sue

  • At January 17, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Sherry! Thanks! As for hubby, we are hoping he will be able to come home tomorrow. What was supposed to be a 3-5 day recovery turned into a 9-10 one. He has had a rough go of it, but is starting to feel better now. Thanks for asking about him! Hugs-Sue

  • At January 29, 2015 , Blogger Beverly Roderick said...

    What a great printable! Very cute banner. Thanks for sharing on the Spring Craft Blog Hop. I'll be pinning and tweeting.

  • At February 04, 2015 , Blogger Bre Eggert said...

    This is SO adorable! I never would have guessed you could make this in PicMonkey. We are so happy to have had you share it at On Display Thursday. I will be pinning it and tweeting it! Thanks! - Bre @ Average But Inspired

  • At February 09, 2015 , Blogger Miranda Gonzalez said...

    This is such a cute printable.It will be perfect for our homeschool co-op Valentine's Day party this Friday. Thanks for taking the time to make this and sharing it!
    Thanks for linking up to the Valentine's Day blog hop! I am pinning, tweeting, and sharing on Rahab to Riches facebook page.

  • At February 13, 2015 , Blogger The Happy Creations said...

    A wonderful printout and a fantastic activity.
    Thanks for sharing, my favorite featured at this Turn it Up Tuesday!
    Have a wonderful day:)

  • At February 13, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Thanks Bev! I used the same template to make my grandson, who'll be turning 2, an Elmo themed birthday banner. There is so much you can do with PicMonkey!

  • At February 13, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Bre! Thank you! I'm looking forward to next Thursday!!

  • At February 13, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Miranda!! Thanks so much! I'm happy you will be able to use it at your homeschool party!

  • At February 13, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    That's awesome! Thanks!!


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