LET'S CELEBRATE "LOVE" WITH
A BANNER YOU CAN CREATE!
I chose the word "LOVE" because it
conveniently only has 4 letters. (he-he)
I used a Cricut Machine to cut out my
shapes but you can cut them by hand
into any shape you like.
You'll need 4 pennant shapes cut out
of scrapbook paper...
4 shapes of oval or round or
use 2 of each for variety and
use different scrapbook paper
for the different shapes...
4 heart shapes in the same or
different colors and shapes...
the letters LOVE in whatever style
font you like - you can just cut block
letters that you've traced or purchase
letters to use at your craft store.
I used sparkly paper to add a bit
of bling of course.
This step is totally optional.
I wanted to ruffle things up a bit so
I used crepe paper & craft glue to
gather ruffles by hand and glue down.
If you do this step make sure your
shapes dry thoroughly.
I use my Grandmother's extremely heavy
iron to press things flat during the glue
drying process. I also put the item on
plastic so you can just peel it off in case
it sticks by accident!
Ta-Da! Fluff up the ruffles and
you end up with something like this.
I taped some paper doily edges
around the oval shapes to give it
a special look then used double
sided tape to adhere them to the
Next it's time to attach the hearts
and letters. I used "pop-up" adhesives
to raise things up and give a dimensional
look to the pieces. You can find pop-up
adhesives at any craft store.
You can see in this photo what
it looks like popped up.
Now add bling!!
My, son the artist, felt the letters
needed a bit more character so he
took one of the fine artists pens he
gifted to me and drew what you
see below. I have to admit it does
add something special!
I had some red & silver sparkle hearts
so they joined the mix.
To hang the hearts I used a double
strand of 3" net ribbon in pink to
thread the pennant pieces onto.
It needed something more...
and in this case "more is more"!
I made bows with the net ribbon.
4 loops on each side, tied in the
middle with pink curly ribbon.
Fluff the bows out and attach
between the pennant pieces.
I only added a sparkly gem on the
point on each pennant.
Oh you could add all kinds of glitter
and sparkles, a lot more than I did.
So here you have it.
A banner of LOVE!
I attached mine to my fireplace screen since
I only have flickering lights in my vintage
fireplace insert. No flames involved!
You could hang this in a doorway,
on a wall, in a window,
on the headboard of of your bed...
Ooh-la-la, you could make
the banner say AMOUR!
Love is in the air so let's celebrate it
and create something lovely
for Valentines Day!
Here's a bit of my Valentine decor
on Golden Pond.
A Valentine buffet fit for a Queen!
Oh wait! We HAVE a QUEEN...
Her Majesty, Queen Marie Antoinette!!
These treats are especially for you
Marie. I've removed ALL the calories
just as you commanded.
These are my faux desserts I created
years ago to use for food decor.
My little grands LOVE Grandma's
fake treats! So fun for "make believe".
The 2 layer cake is made of a round
paper mache box frosted in plaster
and decorated with a pastry bag
and tinted plaster. Then garnished
with pearls. The centerpiece can
be changed with the event.
The round chocolate torte is the lid from
the paper mache box. Cookies are wood
shapes frosted with tinted plaster and
embellished with tiny beads.
The brownies are cut from styrofoam
and frosted with brown tinted plaster.
The candies are stacked buttons glued
together to make a scrumptious treat.
Place them in candy papers and the
illusion is complete.
My tea service is ready for the Queen!
Perhaps we'll have lavender tea.
Maybe she would like a
chocolate truffle made by the
Royal Pastry Chef.
They may be a bit chewy, they're
actually candles in the shape of
candy delights that I've had for
some time now.
The petit fours and cakes are made
from styrofoam and lots of plaster
frosting. Yellow paint on the
styrofoam makes it look just
like cake! What fun!
Of course the Queen may want a
sip of champagne or moscata.
Where are the champagne flutes?
Quick!! The Queen is almost here!!
I've tucked some special
Valentine touches here
and there to add a
splash of color.
Vintage Valentines are so sweet.
My Valentine girl from my
childhood makes it all
complete for me. She was given
to me with flowers in the back
of her skirt as a gift since I'm
a February girl.
I'm ready for the Queen of Hearts!
We're wishing you love, romance, happiness,
hugs, kisses and more from
Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette
Banner & post: Edie Marie a loyal subject
Collaboration: Her Royal Majesty, Queen Marie Antoinette