Valentine’s Day Bunting


The color palette was once again inspired by the same Target table runner that I used to make my Valentine’s canvas.


I traced a heart template (that’s mine, but feel free to make your own) on some fusible web (Wonder Under, Heat n Bond, whatever you like) 16 times. That’s enough for each letter plus a spacer heart between BE and MINE. I fused it to the back of the pink houndstooth fabric following the manufacturers directions and then cut out all 16 hearts.

To put the lettering on the hearts, I cut freezer paper with my Silhouette (the font is Madfont). Remember if you cut freezer paper with your Silhouette that you’ll need to put the shiny side up and reverse your text. I also have to use the green mat, but your mats may still be more sticky than mine are.


Then I turned Macy loose with some Tulip Fabric Paint and a sponge brush.



You could also use iron on lettering or cut freezer paper by hand or even paint the letters on…whatever works for you!

Next, I fused each heart (again with the manufacturers directions) to a 7” square piece of backing fabric. I ripped mine, because I’m lazy. And then I stitched the hearts in place.


Macy put a matching 7” square on top and sewed 3 edges (leaving the tops open) using 1/4” seams.



Then we clipped the corners…


and turned right side out and pressed.


Once all 16 squares were finished, I laid them out in order to make sure everything looked good. Then I grabbed some extra wide double fold bias tape. Decide how long of a “tail” you’ll want for hanging and mark with a pin.

Start sewing (I zig zagged) at the end and go until you get to your pin.


Stick in one of your squares and keep on sewing.

And when you get to the end, stick in another square, and so on and so on and so on.

After the last square, keep sewing for an amount equal to the “tail” you left at the beginning.

And then hang it!





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  1. Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" says:

    What a great addition to your LOVE painting! Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

  2. This is too cute!!

  3. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition says:

    the bunting really tie's in the "LOVE" sign – great job!

  4. Grabbing My Happy says:

    Char, that is ADORABLE. Truly!

  5. wow, that turned out AWESOME!!!
    you almost have me wanting a silhouette – just for the freezer paper possibilties!

  6. Ashley @ Ashley's Craft Corner says:

    I didn't super love the color scheme of the LOVE sign when you posted it earlier but seeing all of the decor together (and probably just seeing it again) I LOVE it!!! It looks great.

  7. That is my favorite bunting ever!! It is absolutely adorable and fun! :)

    And I love that you got your daughter involved. My daugther never wants to help me. :(

  8. I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar says:

    I don't decorate for V-day, but you are making me want to. Your bunting and sign are SO CUTE!!! Really. Nice work Char!

  9. The sign and bunting are so cute together. I love the colors you chose.

  10. emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet says:

    This may very well be the SWEETEST Valentine's decoration I have ever seen! LOVE!

  11. Corie @ Red Letter Rising says:

    Looks great – absolutely love it.

  12. Adorable! I love it!!! I wish you were my neighbor!

  13. So adorable! The colors are so fun. These two projects are perfect company for your green shutters! Loving it!

  14. Cole's Corner says:

    It looks AMAZING! Really cute!

  15. Char, I love it! So cute. And I love that Macy helped, so fun to pass on some skills and spend girl time together! Colors are fab and love them with the shutters!

  16. That turned out great!! I love the colors you used!

  17. Creative Escapes says:

    I love this! It is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  18. so stinkin' cute, Char!

  19. This is adorable! And I love it with the shutters. :)

  20. LOVE the bright colors!!

  21. SUPER cute! See if Macy wants to make one for me! :)

  22. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:

    so cute! I love how colorful & cheerful it is!

  23. Jen and Marty says:

    Super cute Char! I decided this will be my year to start sewing…that looks like a great place to start (yes, I know Macy is like 11 or something but sewing intimidates me!) :) Have a great week.

    Jen Paris

  24. Strictly Sewing says:

    Perfect touch. Yesterday's post was good but just not complete. Love the banners!!!

  25. Lisa from Craftified! says:

    It goes great with your LOVE sign! I love all the colors, this is great!

  26. This is soooooo dang cute Char! I LOVE the colors! I actually linked this post on my blog today aboug v-day craftiness out in blogland! Love it so much!

  27. autumnesf says:

    Too cute!

  28. great work Macy! love that you helped with the painting and sewing – way to go!

  29. I think the banner would look great hanging on the shutter!

  30. Love, love, love it!! Great job, Macy and mom! :)

  31. This is the best Vday craft I've seen all month! Can I feature you?

  32. Amy @ Positively Splendid says:

    This color scheme makes my heart happy! Beautiful job!

  33. I love the bright happy colors for Valentines day. Beautiful job!

  34. ~ Maranda @ {Evoke Images} ~ says:

    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!!!

  35. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    Oh I like this!!! I'm loving all those colors!! They really do feel like Valentine's Day, but not cheesy! :)

  36. Just Simply Live says:

    oh my i love this

  37. Debbie Mendes says:

    This looks great! Another project that can not be classified as crap! I'll try making one myself this weekend! xoxo Debbie @ inspiredhoneybee.blogspot

  38. Carrie P. says:

    Inspirations comes from all kinds of places. Very neat.

  39. Kalleen at Second Street says:

    Oh Char, I love it all.

  40. Freakin' Great!! :)
    Love the colors and that your daughter was able to craft and sew too.

  41. Jill @ Craft in a Northern Town says:

    Great idea! Love the way it turned out.

  42. kpmattingly says:

    Very cute!! :) Love it all together.

  43. I absolutely LOVE this! Where did your fabric come from???

  44. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    Kari, the red and white stuff came from Hobby Lobby. Everything else came from my favorite local quilt shop, Material girls. The polka dots are all Amy Butler

  45. Love it, Char! I showed it off on my blog today. You can check it out if you'd like-

  46. LOVE this! My daughter and I will be making a "Happy Birthday" bunting this weekend for her party next weekend. She turned 8 on the 22nd. : )

  47. Beth@The Stories of A2Z says:

    Char this is GORGEOUS! I love it!

  48. Suzanne W. says:

    I can't stop smiling over your blog name… :) I think you've done a wonderful job, wish I had your talent! :)

  49. Heather@The Black's Best says:

    I love the bright, non-traditional colors you've used. Thanks for the great tutorial too.

  50. Nike@ChooseToThrive says:

    So … I loved the LOVE art, but am blown away by the be mine garland with it. Absolutely love!

  51. This is so adorable! I love those bright colors!

  52. Amy {The Idea Room} says:

    Awesome girl! Congratulations on CSI Project! You had a cute little helper too!

  53. Wow! So pretty. I love the colors!

  54. do you know what color are the shutters, I LOVE these colors together…

    • Char @ Crap I've Made says:

      I used Rustoleum Key Lime spray paint and then sanded them a bit and applied Ralph Lauren glaze in Tobacco.

  55. Molly Pickett says:

    Please pretty please make me one! I’ll pay you! Email and let me know if you’re up for it. I’m serious!


    [email protected]

  56. i absolutely LOVE this and the colors you used! unfortunately i have NO sewing ability, so I wanted to see if you’d mind if i make a printable version of this banner in the same colors & patterns you used? i wouldn’t be selling it, but would love to share it as a free download with my readers if that’s okay with you. thanks so much! :)

  57. Do you sell these by any chance? I’ve been looking high and low but haven’t found anything as cute. Please tell me you have an etsy shop…

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