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Project Pinterest: Vintage Valentine Banner

Time to get ready for the next holiday – Valentine’s Day!  To valentine-ify the apartment, I looked for any space I could add some hearts and lovey dovey decor.  I love this holiday!

After pinning all the Valentine pins I could find, I liked this pin the most for inspiration:

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I don’t have any reclaimed wood or jigsaws around, but I love the look of the banner with vintage valentines.  So that’s the look I went for… and after looking around a bit, I settled on the round mirror in the hallway across from the bathroom.  I see it all the time, so why not add some Valentine fun?

Vintage Valentine Banner

Vintage Valentine Banner // The Amateur Librarian

Time: Maybe 30 minutes, but probably less

Cost: Free! (You probably already have everything.)

Supplies:

  • printer
  • scraps of ribbon/twine/string/etc.
  • clothespins
  • optional – nail polish

Instructions:

First off, I googled “free vintage valentines” and found a lot of inspiration!  Below are a few of my favorites:

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I ended up with a lot of cat-related valentines, so I decided that was my theme for the mirror!  I used a loop of tape on the back of the mirror to hold a scrap of ribbon in place, and use clothespins to hang the valentines.  Then I realized it was way too plain, so I cut out some hearts from construction paper and punched holes to string them on the ribbon.  I also found a photo strip that Sam and I made some time when we were dating… wish it had a date written on it!  Probably 2006 or 2007…

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I also decided to fancy up the clothespins a bit.  Enter: nail polish!

Vintage Valentine Banner // The Amateur Librarian

Gold and pink glitter worked perfectly!  I clipped them on an envelope to dry, and then they were good to go.

After the mirror was bedecked with ribbon and valentines, I had some extra supplies left over.  I went back to my clothesline photo gallery and clipped up some valentines.  Then I added some hearts for good measure!

Vintage Valentine Banner // The Amateur Librarian

Vintage Valentine Banner // The Amateur Librarian

Vintage Valentine Banner // The Amateur Librarian

Vintage Valentine Banner // The Amateur Librarian

Thanks to Pinterest, the apartment is ready for V-Day… now I just need to find some cute valentines to mail out.  I’m sure Pinterest can help a gal out…

I’m linked up to a few of my favorite Pin-spiring link-ups:

Hey, that’s Pin-tastic!, hosted by I Love You More than Carrots

Bake, make, or decorate… but most importantly, do!

Pinteresting Project, hosted by Lulu & Sweet Pea

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