Monday, January 16, 2012

Fun with Old Books: A Valentine Banner

I saw on a blog a cute idea to use old book pages to make a Valentine banner.  Here is my spin on it.  I bought an old book from Forget Me Not for $5, some paper and letter stickers from Country Loft, and went to work with my glue gun.  I trimmed the pages to be 4 1/2".

Accordion fold the pages and glue two together to make one long piece. 

 Fold in half and glue the edges of 1/2 circle together.

Repeat on opposite side and then glue to your paper.

Adorn with letter stickers.

I couldn't decide between two papers, so I made two different ones.

I don't know why this posted this way, but I love how it turned out.  I have two extra: one with the red letters, and one with the gold.  Leave a comment if you would like to be entered in the drawing to receive one.  I'll announce the winners tomorrow!  Happy DIY project day!


  1. So cute Lisa! I'm glad you two are still posting even if it isn't as often. I check it all the time to see what great stuff you are doing!

  2. Super cute. I am a little confused on one of the steps. I'll just stop by and see how you did it:) These turned out so cute. I can't decide which I like better either. Still loving the posts!

  3. Great idea! They turned out so cute!

  4. Absolutely darling! I would love to put one in my home!

  5. Adorable- you are just way too talented! Love the idea.

  6. Looks so good! I love it. And I love how it's a different spin on the usual valentines decorating!