Je T’aime Banner

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in DIY and Crafts, Holiday Decor | 34 comments

I LOVE YOU!!

 

Well …  how’s that for a Monday morning?

Actually, I just wanted to translate for you in case you happen to be as French illiterate as I am.  I’m back today with another craft that I just happened to borrow from {apparently} my favorite place lately.  I promise this is the last project I’ll do inspired by Anthropologie.

That was probably a lie … but really, I promise not to do this every week.  This was just too tempting to pass up. Here’s MY lovely completed banner:

Je T'aime Banner  |  View From The Fridge

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, amiright?

It eventually found it’s way to our mantel (which is still a work in process), and it fits perfectly:

Anthropologie Inspired Je T'aime Banner  |  View From The Fridge

On the mantel …

 

Want to make one?  Here’s how …

FIRST, THE CARD STOCK PIECES WITH LETTERS:

Je T'aime Banner  |  View From The Fridge

Banner Steps

Okay, you could totally make this project a LOT more simple by using gold letter stickers in place of all this embossing I’m about to walk you through (and pictured above).  I like to make things difficult for myself (joking … this is just what I had on hand, and I like how they turned out).  With that said, here are the steps to making the cardstock letters:

SUPPLIES:

  1. Several different shades of pink card stock (or whatever color you’re going for)
  2. Scrap piece of cardstock or cardboard to create template out of
  3. Gold letter stickers OR…
  4. Letter stamps, stamp pad, gold embossing powder, heat gun

STEPS (see pictures above):

  1. Gather supplies
  2. Create template shape with scrap card stock (mine template is white in the above picture), and cut 8 banner pieces out of the pink paper.  For the template, I folded a piece of scrap cardboard in half and cut a triangle out of one side.  Then unfolded to form a symmetrical shape for my pink card stock.  I had four shades of pink cardstock, so I cut 2 of each shade to form the 8 pieces required.
  3. If using gold letter stickers … stick ‘em on the pink cardstock now, and you’re done with this part (skip down to the steps to making the gold fringy balls … ha!).  If you’re going for the embossing method, keep reading …
  4. Stamp your first letter onto the pink card stock.  My stamp pad is white, so you can barely see the letter above.
  5. Pour embossing powder over this letter that you just stamped.
  6. Shake off the excess.
  7. Using your heat gun, heat the embossing powder and watch how it turns from dull powder to a raised, shiny gold solid letter (I LOVE this part!!).
  8. Repeat for each letter.

NEXT, THE GOLD FRINGY GLITTER BALLS (yep, I just said that):

Je T'aime Banner  |  View From The Fridge

And those gold sparkly balls

SUPPLIES:

  1. 1″ Styrofoam balls
  2. Gold Glitter
  3. Gold fringe from the trim section of the fabric store (by the sequins, pom pom trim, etc).
  4. All purpose glue
  5. Straight stick pins
  6. Gold Ribbon (~1/4″ thick)

STEPS (see pics above):

  1. Supplies
  2. Rub your all purpose glue all over a styrofoam ball, then roll the ball in glitter until covered
  3. Cut your fringe trim so that it wraps around the ball (about 3 1/4″ inches each if using 1″ balls)
  4. Glue fringe around outside of glitter ball (this part is a bit messy … just warnin’ ya!)
  5. Tie piece of ribbon to stick pin, then stick into top of ball

These balls will then be tied onto the gold ribbon of the banner in between each cardstock letter.

AND FINALLY, PUT IT ALL TOGETHER:

Anthropologie Inspired Je T'aime Banner  |  View From The Fridge

Complete!

FINAL STEPS:

  1. Punch holes in either side of each cardstock piece.
  2. Thread gold ribbon through the card stock.
  3. Tie glitter balls to gold ribbon in between each cardstock letter.
  4. Hang and admire!!  and feel just like you’re in Paris (ha! … wishful thinking)

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That’s it!  Hope you’re Monday is off to a great start!  Thanks for stopping by!

signoff

34 Comments

  1. Oh I love this – so simple but so effective. Perfect for Valentines Day! #Magicmoments
    http://www.myfamilyfever.co.uk

    • Thanks, Katie!

  2. That’s look so pretty Katie! You did a great job on it!

  3. Je t’aime your banner!!! So, so cute! I love the tassels!

  4. Another amazing job!! I cannot wait to see what your Valentine mantel is going to looks like. You have done so many creative ideas!!

  5. I’m obsessed with those glittery tassel balls! Beyond love those, I am keeping that in mind for future projects. And thanks for giving different options for the gold… I do not have emboss stuff but I do have gold letters in my craft drawer. This banner is really REALLY amazing Katie!

  6. Love the banne its my FAV Color great for Valentine

  7. Your banner looks so pretty, and so easy to make too! I just pinned it, I am going to have to try and make one too :)

    • Hi Jennifer!! Thank you! Good luck … let me know how it goes if you try it! :)

  8. I am always look for cute banner ideas! Love this one!

  9. I am obsessed with this! It’s rare to find projects from link parties that inspire me but I really really love this. Can’t wait to pin this!

    • Brittany! Great … I’m so glad it caught your eye! Thanks for the note and for stopping over!
      ~Katie

  10. Everything is so beautiful at Anthropologie! Don’t stop!! :)

    • Ha! I agree! Thanks for stopping by, and for the note! Have a good weekend!

  11. This is so pretty! I love the tassels!

    • Thanks, Ginnie! Have a great weekend!

  12. This is really pretty! I love how it is not the typical wording for a Valentine’s Day banner. Great idea!

    -Karli

    http://www.somethingsplendidblog.com

  13. I really need a heat gun. I love how the gold on the pink! :)

    • Yes, you NEED a heat gun! thanks for stopping by!
      Katie recently posted…Do Tell TuesdayMy Profile

  14. All that pink and gold – LOVE! Thanks for sharing at the Creativity Unleashed party this week – you’ve been pinned!!
    keri @ shaken together recently posted…Creativity Unleashed Link Party #4! 4 blogs, 1 BIG party!My Profile

    • Thanks, Keri, and thanks for the party! Hope you’re having a good week!
      Katie recently posted…Do Tell TuesdayMy Profile

  15. I LOVE this banner! So pretty!
    Ritchil recently posted…Classroom Valentine’s Day IdeaMy Profile

  16. IN LOVE WITH THIS! Seriously, such a fantastic idea!!!
    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  17. Pinned! C’est magnifique! My daughters study French a little in school and would enjoy this too!
    Julia recently posted…Red Heart Pocket Pies with Strawberry FillingMy Profile

  18. I love this! So creative and fun… and looks easy enough to make with my little helpers :)
    Carrie @ Chockababy recently posted…How Not to Raise a Mean GirlMy Profile

    • Thanks, Carrie! It was easy … just a little messy with the glitter, but that’s what vacuums are for, right?

  19. What a lovely Valentine’s Day banner! I love that you even made the tassels yourself! Thanks for sharing at our Link It or Lump It party!

    Amy @ Delineate Your Dwelling
    Amy W recently posted…Valentine’s Day Cookie DishMy Profile

    • Thanks for stopping over, Amy, and thanks for the fun party! So excited that I was able to feature your AWESOME clipboard wall today! Have a great week!
      Katie recently posted…Do Tell TuesdayMy Profile

  20. Stopping by to let you know I will be featuring your pretty banner Thursday on Made in a Day! Thanks so much for linking it up! I love it!
    Kim

    • Kim!! That’s wonderful! How exciting! Thanks for the party every week! I’ll be over to check it out! Have a great week!
      Katie recently posted…Do Tell TuesdayMy Profile

  21. So lovely!! Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday!!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime
    Betsy @ Romance on a Dime recently posted…Take it on Tuesday blog hop #107My Profile

    • Thanks for the party, Betsy, and thanks for stopping over! Have a good rest of your week!
      Katie recently posted…Do Tell TuesdayMy Profile

  22. What a beautiful banner. You always have such amazing projects to share. Thank you for linking this up to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party! We hope to see you again this week!
    Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY recently posted…Spicy Chipotle GuacamoleMy Profile

  23. I love the gold tassles, those are awesome! Pinning, and thanks so much for sharing this at Creativity Unleashed!
    Jessi @ Practically Functional recently posted…12 Creative Ways To Repurpose Household ItemsMy Profile

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