Paper Heart Banner - easy Valentine's Day Decor

If you're looking for a fun way to fancy up your home décor for Valentine's Day, I have the easiest DIY ever for you - a Paper Heart Banner.  I will show you how simple it is to make!

Easy Valentine's Day Decor - how to make a banner from heart paper punches

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It's no secret that I love to decorate my home for the holidays!  And each holiday I like to challenge myself to decorate my home in creative and inexpensive ways, since creative and inexpensive are what I am all about!  

How to make a Paper Heart Banner

Making a paper heart banner is such an easy project!  It only requires a few items:  

First thing to do is punch hearts from red paper.   If you don't have a paper punch, you can cut them out by hand with scissors.  It may take a while, but you can cut them while you're watching Netflix one evening.

Paper Heart Banner - hearts punched from red paper

After you have a bunch of hearts cut out, them you can run them through your sewing machine.  Yes, you can sew them just like you can fabric.  If you don't have a sewing machine, you can glue a heart to some twine or yarn then glue another heart to the another side.  Like a heart sandwich with the string in the center. 

Paper Heart Banner - heart punches sewn on sewing machine

To begin sewing the hearts on the machine, put the presser foot down, then press the pedal, pulling the thread out the back.  Then feed a heart punch underneath the presser foot.  Repeat again and again.  I fed the hearts into the sewing machine in random directions.

Paper Heart Banner - heart punches sewn on sewing machine

Keep going until your heart banner is a long as you want- or you run out of hearts, whichever comes first.  When you're done, pull the banner out from the sewing machine, to leave a little bit of thread slack and trim the ends.  

How to Decorate with a Paper Heart Banner

Now comes the fun part- decorating!   I had so much fun placing heart banners around my house, I practically couldn't stop.  In fact, I may go back and add some more.

Paper Heart banner placed around boxwood wreath

The first place I put a Paper Heart Banner is around a boxwood wreath in my living room.  I made the wreath and will do a tutorial for it soon.

Paper Heart banner placed around boxwood wreath

It makes the perfect Valentine vignette with my collection of Candy Boxes, Heart Stuffies and other assorted Valentine's décor items.  

Paper Heart banner placed around wooden sign

I draped a Paper Heart Banner across our name sign in the dining room.  It adds a tiny bit of love flair to this spot.

Paper Heart banner placed around dish rack

I also placed a Paper Heart Banner across the Dish Rack in our kitchen.   Like the name sign in our dining room, the banner adds a touch of Love to our kitchen.  

How to make a Punched Paper Heart Banner for Valentine's Day

This is such a fun and simple DIY for holiday décor.  You're going to want to make a whole bunch of Paper Heart Banners and hang them all over your home today.