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Gardner Village Blog DIY Valentine's Day Crafts at Posh Paperie and Pine Needles
Wednesday Jan 27 2021

Heart-shaped doilies… Red and white baker’s twine… Lace and other lovely trimmings… Such happiness can only mean one thing — love is in the air at Posh Paperie and its sister store, Pine Needles!

vintage valentine paper crafting project

 

While classes have been put on a COVID hold at these sweet shops, it doesn’t mean you can’t get your holiday crafting on. You’ll find plenty of prepared kits available for both paper and fabric arts, which make it super simple to enjoy a crafternoon as you prepare your home for amore!

Posh Paperie crafting supplies 

DIY VINTAGE VALENTINE BANNER

This Q.T.pie kit from Posh Paperie is loaded with vintage Valentine appeal. Let’s unpack it and see what kind of creative potential awaits!

DIY vintage valentine banner kit 

valentine's day crafting supplies

The kit contains all of the happiness seen here, including pre-cut Valentine’s Day greetings, various vintage-inspired paper products (flashcards, doilies, BINGO cards, book paper, etc.), all the trimmings (rickrack, baker’s twine, ribbon, pom pom lace, and more!), and delicate details (buttons, a bitty rose, glitter, a glassine treat bag, even a paper straw!).

MATCHES MADE IN PAPER HEAVEN

Here comes the fun part. Okay, diving into the kit is all sorts of fun, but the excitement continues with step two — creating combinations! Mix and match the various pieces and see what kind of textured combinations you can come up with.

 mix and match elements

Isn't this idea clever? It's a sheet of book paper, folded into the shape of a paper airplane. With ideas like this, your creative heart is going to soar!

paper airplane ideas

ADHESIVE ADVICE

When assembling your banner cards, any of the following attachment approaches should do the trick:

  • Liquid adhesive, such as Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Double-sided tape
  • Staples and a stapler
  • Machine or hand stitching
  • A glue stick

staple

hand stitching

TEXTURE TRICKS

Think about ways to add texture to the vintage-inspired Valentine’s Day cards. On this card, the cute girl’s skirt is brought to life using crepe paper, which adds a delicate texture in just a couple of quick steps.

step 1: Fold crepe paper in an accordion fashion to create a pleated appearance.

step 2: Secure your pleating in place using adhesive.

diy crepe paper skirt

step 3: Layer small pieces of trim to both secure the pleating and mimic the look of the skirt’s waistband, and trim skirt to desired length.

adding texture to valentines

CRAFTING WITH THE KIDDOS

This particular kit is so much fun to do with your children, and it contains more than enough supplies to go around. Have fun mixing, matching and dreaming up banner ideas. You'll love seeing what your kiddos come up with!

crafting ideas to do with kids 

POM PLAY

The kit comes with yummy baker’s twine, which you can use to string up your cards, but you’ll also find these sweet felt pom kits at Pine Needles. This particular set includes pink thread and a long sewing needle, which makes it a piece of cake to string together a pom pom garland.

pom pom garland kit

Such a playful strand makes a great space to display your paper creations.

vintage valentine banner idea

Of course, it's also an adorable standalone decoration. Pair it with tiny strands of leftover fabric for an added textured treat.

 pom pom and fabric garland idea

felt pom poms at Pine Needles

PERSONALIZE WITH PICS

Give your banner the extra special touch only YOU can by adding a few favorite photos to the mix. An easy way to make smaller photos (ex. 2x3) is to use a photo collage app on your smart device (such as PicStitch) to add four photos to a single 4x6 print. You can then print the photo and cut the pics out for use on your banner. Cheeeeese!  add photos to banners

BEYOND THE BANNER

This isn’t the only adorable décor kit available at Pine Needles and Posh Paperie right now. Take a look at some of the other darling details available in store:

 

Here’s another take on pretty paper décor. The patterned shapes are all cut and kitted and ready to be strung.

diy paper crafting kits

Take a closer look at the GORGEOUS finishing touch. Pine Needles and Posh Paperie sell these brilliant ribbon bundles in various color schemes and finishes. They’ll take any banner, wreath, or other element to a level all its own. (Think it would be inappropriate to wear a couple as earrings? ;) )

ribbon bundles 

DIY wreath idea

On the fabric side, Pine Needles has many amazing kits and projects to try. Stop by to see your inspiring options.

valentine's Day table runner kit

Make this Valentine’s Day extra meaningful with handcrafted touches. Your creative friends at Posh Paperie and Pine Needles LOVE exploring project options with you. Come by this crafting escape any time (Mon.-Sat.) to find your favorite holiday flair. 

Warning: Don't forget your cane, as you're sure to fall head over heels for the ideas that await. 

Valentine's Day home decor ideas

XO!




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