Each and every week, on Tuesday morning, Silhouette releases a “Free Shape of the Week” in their online store. The shape is usually something interesting and fun, and I always make sure to download it.
A few weeks ago, they offered the Be Mine and Love Banner as the free shape of the week. I had been considering making a simple paper banner to hang under our mantle, and this shape proved to be perfect for that!
I decided that the “Be Mine” portion of the banner was what I would use. It has a few more letters and would fill the space better.
I cut the banner shapes from red cardstock, the letters from light pink cardstock, and the doily design from white cardstock. I also cut out one extra banner and doily, as well as the three small hearts included, to use as a space between the words “Be” and “Mine”.
I attached the doily to the banner shape by using double-sided tape. The letters were attached using pop dots to give them a slight 3D effect. The I strung the pieces together using some ribbon I had on hand.
The result is an adorable, festive banner that adds a bit of color and fun to our mantle and fireplace. Raileigh thinks the banner is absolutely wonderful, as she has been saying “Be Mine” to me for over a month now! She’s definitely caught the Valentine’s Day spirit this year.
I love the banner because it’s completely reusable, and I will be able to put it up again when the holiday rolls around next year.
Have you decorated for Valentine’s Day? What kind of decor do you prefer to use?