The smile is the beginning of love.Mother Theresa
Valentines Day has never been a huge thing in our home. We usually make some heart shaped crafts, give each other some chocolate and have a meal that involves something pink or red. But if 2020 has taught us anything it is to celebrate every day with love and kindness. So that is exactly what we are going to do this year.
We are going to celebrate every celebration day. Hearts will be hanging from every corner and we will bring as much love as we can to our home. We are also ramping up our sustainable game by using items we already have in our home to create magic.
Instead of making random crafts for Valentines Day I have focused on making things we can use around the house. That is why I decided to make this upcycled Valentine’s Day bunting.
Everything we used in this Valentine’s Day bunting we found around the house. Including the old book that was falling apart (which is the only reason we used it). You don’t need to use the exact same items, use what you have, there are no rules.
DIY Valentines Day Bunting
- 1 Old book
- Red or pink cardboard
- Cut triangles out of the bottom of about 20 pages of the book.
- Cut out heart shapes from the red or pink cardboard. The size will depend on the size of your book pages.
- Stick the hearts onto each book page.
- Fold over the top part of each page – not too much, just enough to cover the string. Place the string under the flap. Glue the flap over the string. (I used paper clips to hold the flap down while it dried shut.)
The best part of this bunting is that you can keep it up all year around. I ended up making two strings and hung one in the kitchen and the other in our school space.