DIY Valentine Countdown Banner for Kids

DIY Valentine Countdown Banner for Kids

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How to Make a DIY Countdown Valentine Banner

Supplies:

Instructions:

1) Draw triangle and heart shapes on cardboard or a file folder. To make 28 felt triangles fit on a 9 foot piece of ribbon, I figured out the dimensions (see the picture below). I also figured out the dimensions of the inner burlap triangle and the heart “pocket.” This took me some serious time and made my little non-math brain almost explode.

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2) Trace 14 large triangles on white felt, and 14 large triangles on red felt. Stack them in piles.

3) Repeat the process with the burlap triangles and the fabric hearts.

Note: I ended up marking the edges of the white hearts with a black sharpie so that they look more pronounced against the burlap and the red felt. You’ll see what I mean in the picture below.

4) Stack the triangles and hearts together and pin them, making two triangle/heart patterns (one set with white felt and one of the fabrics; another set with red felt and the other fabric).

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5) Sew or glue the banner pieces together. First sew the burlap triangles to the felt triangles; then sew the hearts on top. Note: Only attach the heart around the side edges in order to leave an opening on top, thus creating a pocket.

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6) Place the banner pieces in stacks, alternating between the two patterns.

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7) Sew or glue the banner pieces to the ribbon, alternating between the red and white. I placed the ribbon slightly on top of the banner pieces so that it would be more visible.

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8) Paint the numbers 1 to 28 on the hearts.

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9) Fill each heart pocket. You can put favorite Bible verses on love, or other love quotes in here to read each day. Or, just put a small candy or treat in there.

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And that’s it! Your Valentine Countdown Banner is now ready to help you and your family celebrate all things love-ly each day of February!

Enjoy!

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About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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