Valentine's Day Banner Using Kids' Artwork


We have been having so much fun creating Valentine's crafts such as Valentine's Day Cards Using Shaving Cream and Hearts with Black Glue. Recently, we made a Valentine's Day Banner that has been brightening up our home. My favorite things about it? The fact that it was cheap (the whole thing cost $1) and that I was able to incorporate my kids' artwork in it.

Supplies you will need:
  • Kids artwork - red paint and white paper, gift box, small balls like golf balls
  • Doilies
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

Previously, I had the kids do some Golf Ball Painting. It was a fun activity and I was so happy with results that I thought I could use their artwork to create a Valentine's Day banner.

I bought some red doilies at the dollar store and cut the center solid heart out of one of them. I used that heart as a template and then traced hearts onto the dried golf ball paintings.  I then cut out the painted hearts and glued them to the middle of the doilies.  Next, I strung the doilies on some red polka dot ribbon that I had leftover from Christmas. 

Then I hung them on the mantle. These would look great in an entry way too.

The kids loved seeing their artwork as part of the banner.

I hope you enjoy making this Valentine's Day banner with your kids today.  No one will believe it just cost you $1.

This post appeared as a guest post on mk inspired

For more Valentine's day crafts check out:

                15 Heart Activities                           Valentine's Day Mobile with Tissue Paper

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  1. Hello Vicky,
    Your girls are sure to be super creative growing up with all of your clever projects that you create at home. Way to go, love your Valentine’s banner. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family.
    Smiles, Paula

  2. I love this because I am always unsure of what to do with the kids artwork/pictures they make for me in Sunday school. Thank you for your idea!
    author of "Bifocals and Babies"

  3. Vicky,
    Thanks for your comment on my blog and for following too. I LOVE your blog with all of your amazing ideas....exploring your site today and I, too, am a new follower.

  4. Such a cute idea! Hope your Valentine's Day is wonderful and thanks for stopping by!


  5. Hi Vicky! Thank you for dropping by my blog~! I love that you were a former teacher and believe that kids learn through the mess~ I couldn't agree more! :) I am loving your adorable valentines banner, & your daughters are so precious!!
    -a new follower, urbane jane :)

  6. Vicky this is so cute too!! Just pinned! :-)

  7. Love it so I pinned it :) Happily following you now via Twitter.

  8. You guys are so sweet! Thanks for the nice words and the pins!

  9. This is adorable! I have pinned it for inspiration next year!I am now following. :)