Wooden Love Banner

For Christmas, I made a number of Wooden Joy Banners for gifts for friends. I had some wood left over and decided to make myself a Wooden Love Banner for Valentine's Day.

The process was very similar, except I used a red/pink/white color theme, and used 4 blocks to form the word "love."

I decided to base coat the blocks in a flat black paint and sand the corners.

I used a variety of block heights to accommodate the different letter sizes.

Next, I sized a variety of Valentine papers and secured them to the blocks using spray adhesive.

I ran a line of glue along the bottom edge, ...

... then placed a ribbon onto the glue across all the blocks.

I flipped over the blocks and secured a wide piece of ribbon across the back.

Then flipped them again and applied the letters and some embellishments. I love this font! Coincidentally, it's called "Love Letters" -- totally appropriate!

A little bow made out of raffia gets added to the corners.

I decided to slice the ribbons to make the hinges, ...

... though it looks cute secured in a line as well. If you make hinges, you can still display the blocks in a line.

And this begins my Valentine's Day decorating!

Now I just have to figure out where to put it...

I also made a single block with photo clips. Now I need to make one with "XOXO" to match.

You can also do this with stenciled letters or vinyl letters if you don't have access to an embroidery machine. Give it a try! It's very simple and you can adjust it to fit your own theme.

And be sure to check out the endless list of inspirational ideas at my home page childmade.com.

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  1. VERY VERY CUTE! These blocks are so sweet!

  2. Super cute...def have to make some of these!

  3. This is LOVEly! ;) and I am apparently cheesy!

  4. Beautiful!!! I've really been wanting something similar to this that I saw in Target. :) Yours is even cuter!! I'm visiting from Amy's party. Here's my "victory of the week":

  5. This is adorable....I love the embroidered letters...great job!

  6. So cute!!!!! GREAT and EASY idea!!

    You can see my show and tell here...

  7. You make it sound so easy! That turned out really cute.

  8. That is soooo pretty! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to, I'll be linking.

  9. That is so cute! I might have to try it. Thanks for linking up my post!

  10. Another great project. You have beautiful photography as well. :)

    Thanks for linking up your victory for VOTW @ Design-Aholic. Make sure to come back again, I can't wait to see what you have next!