Make a Valentine's Day Banner with Crafty at Home

Abigail Sawyer | 31 Jan 2014 | DIY Projects

Spread some love at home with a simple felt banner for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Banner

It’s tempting to pick up new seasonal decor every year, but that can get awfully pricey. Why now make this year’s holiday decor?  You’ll save lots and can brag about your handiwork!

How to Make A Valentine’s Day Banner

Welcome guests into your home with this cheerful sign on the door.

What You Need:

Valentines Banner Supplies

White Felt – Small sheet

Red Felt – Large sheet. We bought about a yard.

Ink Pen 


Hot Glue Gun

Dowel Rod – Cut 2″ wider than your felt banner will be.

Baker’s Twine

Pom-Pom Trim

How To Make A Valentine’s Wall Hanging

1. Trace banner shape onto red felt and cut out. Ours is 12″ across the top, 14″ tall, and 6″ for the ‘legs’ of the notch.

Valentine's Day Banner

2. Trace your hand (or a kiddo’s) on white felt and cut out. We added some heart shapes for extra flair.

Valentine's Day Banner

3. Glue the dowel rod to the top of the red felt with 1″ extending on each side. Roll the dowel rod down until it’s completely covered with felt and secure with more glue.


Valentine's Day Banner

4. Position your felt shapes. Fold down the middle and ring fingers to create the ASL ‘I love you’ sign.

Valentine's Day Banner

5. Adhere all shapes with hot glue, including the folded-down fingers.

Valentine's Day Banner

6. Run a bead of hot glue along the edge of the banner and attach pom-pom trim. Glue 2-3 inch sections at a time, making sure that the trim stays straight. When you reach a corner, cut the trim. Start on the opposite edge overlapping slightly on the previous piece.

Valentine's Day Banner  

7. That’s all! Hang your festive sign on a wall, door, or window to spread the love.

Valentine's Day Banner

Try This! Make a kid’s hand version! Just cut your red felt a bit longer and trace the hands of each of your little ones. Arrange them in size order with smallest at the top, and biggest at the bottom. Add mom and dad’s too for a full-family display!

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw