We’re having fun writing lots of love notes around here lately. I wanted to add a little something to the shutter I have sitting behind our mailboxes. A red heart bunting was in order!
This was a quick, simple, no-sew project. To make one, you’ll need white burlap, red felt, red glitter glue, and (not pictured) a glue gun and 2.5 yards of 1/2 inch wide ribbon. Note: you will need time to let the glue dry; I let mine sit overnight.
To start, cut 12 pieces of felt that are 4 inches wide and 5 inches tall. Cut 12 pieces of burlap that are 3 inches wide and 4 inches tall.
With a pair of scissors, carefully cut a short, wide “V” out of one 3 inch long side of each piece of burlap.
Using your glue gun, put hot glue around the edges of all sides of each piece of burlap.
Turn over and carefully center the burlap on a piece of felt, pressing the edges carefully to secure the glue (but don’t burn your fingers!)
When the glue has set and cooled, carefully cut another wide “V” out of each red piece to frame the burlap.
Time for your glitter glue! Carefully draw a heart in the center of each burlap piece.
Set aside while you draw all 12 hearts. Allow to dry overnight.
When the glue is dry, take 2.5 yards of ribbon and carefully lay it out with each piece of bunting. I left about 6 inches of ribbon on each end for securing the bunting and spaced mine around 3 inches apart. Pin in place so you can make sure they’ll all fit the way you want.
Heat up your glue gun again and go back, unpinning each piece one at a time to put a line of hot glue where you had the ribbon pinned.
Carefully press the ribbon down on the glue, taking care to make sure the ribbon is adhered to the felt on the very edges.
Repeat with the remaining pieces and let dry.
Hang your bunting and stand back to admire it! (And in my case, let your little girls do a happy dance when they see it.)
Valentines day is just one week away! Have a great week!