Valentine’s Day Banner

I love Valentine’s Day! I love red, pink, sparkles, and glitter which when combined together is the epitome of Valentine’s Day. It is so fun to see the excitement on my kiddo’s faces as they walk in the front door from school with a bag full of creative and adorable Valentines from their classmates and friends.

I also love the feeling in the air with this holiday full of hearts, sweet and heartfelt poems, and beeeautiful flowers galore. I love the decorations and knew this year I needed to add something new to my decor.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Has your house been glitter-fied and splashed with reds and pinks? This year I wanted to add a little something handmade and when I saw this adorable banner from Riley Blake, I knew I wanted to make one. With a combination of ribbon and fabric and girly pinks and reds, you can’t possibly go wrong.

I attended a craft night at The Ribbon Retreat and threw this fun banner together in just a couple of hours. (Thank you to my pal Annalee for being my hand model…love her!)

Let’s make this cutesy Valentine’s Day Banner together. With just a couple of supplies you can create one of these festive banners.

Riley Blake Holiday Banner Panel
Coordinating Fabric (You can use the coordinating Riley Blake Holiday Banner Fabric)
*I used Riley Blake Red Hexi
*I used a combination of Valentine’s Day, red, and pink ribbon scraps.
*I also used Satin Ribbon to sew the banner to.
Rotary Cutter & Scissors
*I used a Pinking Blade on my Rotary Cutter
Sewing Machine

Let’s Get Started!

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogBegin by laying your panel of fabric out flat and cut the panel in half, right between the two sets of pennants.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogCut the bottom portion off of both sections.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogCut back coordinating fabric and interfacing. You will need two of each.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogIron back fabric to interfacing.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogCreate a sandwich with your fabric, wrong sides together, and your interfacing sandwiched in the middle. Pin together.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogOptional: After the 3 layers are pinned together, you can cut the two sections in half for ease of sewing. You will have four pieces at this point.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogSew around the outside edges of EACH individual pennant.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWith your rotary cutter (I used a pinking blade on my rotary cutter to add a cute touch and to prevent fraying) cut in the middle of each pennant. I measured the distance between the two pennants first to make sure when I cut, I am right in the middle.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWhen you are done cutting each pennant out, your pennant will look like this. Cute right????

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogArrange your pennants in your desired order. I love to throw them in a bag and without looking pull them out. It creates a random, fun look rather than organized and symmetrical, but you can arrange them to your taste.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogPin each pennant to your satin ribbon. You can choose to overlap your pennants or put a small space between each pennant. I chose to put a space between each pennant so I can add ribbon strips to my banner.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogSew each pennant to the ribbon.

You are almost done…

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogGrab your ribbon scraps or spools of ribbon. Look at all of that beeeeautiful ribbon. I LOVE it!

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogI cut my ribbon in strips, so I could just reach over and randomly grab a strip and tie it on.

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTie your ribbon strips to the space between your pennants. I wanted my banner to be full so I tied 4 ribbon strips between each pennant. It got a little squished, but I love the overall look. Trim ribbon strips, if you prefer, until you achieve your desired look.

And, just like that you are done!

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogValentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogIsn’t this banner so SO cute? I absolutely love the look of this banner…and, my husband even mentioned how “cute” it was. That in itself = crafting success!

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogI love all the ribbon accents!

Valentine's Day Banner - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWhere are you going to hang your banner?

Did you know that this adorable holiday banner also comes in gorgeous green for St. Patrick’s Day and pretty purple for Easter? Check out those festive Holiday Banners, and their cute cute coordinating fabric too.

Do you need some more Valentine’s Day project ideas? You will love these other Valentine’s Day projects.

Top 20 Love-ly Valentine's Day Projects - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Have you heard…that we are currently having a Bows Show-N-Tell Link Party?

Bows Show-N-Tell Link Party #2 - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

We are giving away some incredible prizes to some dynamic bows. You still have time to link up those bows. This party will be up and running until Thursday, February 20th and the winners will be announced on Monday, February 24th. Don’t have a blog? No worries, you can use Photobucket or Flickr to link up your bows…or you can email them to me at, and I would love to link them up for you. I can’t wait to see all of your suuuuuuuuuuuper cute bows!

Happy Creating & Happy Heart Day!
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  1. Tina. Magee
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    I’m new and don’t have time this week…. But thinking this is cute with ANY holiday or birthday even… Very cute! Thanks for sharing and great instructions w pics!!! Good job!!!

    • Posted February 10, 2014 at 9:39 am | Permalink

      Hi Tina! Thank you so so much for your comment! I love this Valentine’s Day Banner! It is so easy to make and looks really cute up. Thank you again so much for your sweet comment! You are awesome! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Diane B.
    Posted March 7, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for posting. I wanted to order the Easter and 4th of July panel, but wasn’t sure how to finish it out. Good step by step instructions.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

      Hi Diane! Yay! That is awesome! I LOVE these holiday banners. They are so much fun and easy to make! You are very welcome and thank YOU for your sweet words. It is readers like you that makes posting these tutorials so much fun and rewarding! Have a wonderful day Diane! Michelle 🙂

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