Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Coat Hanger Valentine Banner

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lately, it seems as though I have been losing hair by the handful. This would have zero significance to this post if it weren't for a necessary drain unclogging event that recently took place. After said event, I was left with a brown paper "stick" for lack of a better term. Perhaps rod would be better. Anyway, I decided to use the "rod/stick" to create a Valentine Countdown Banner for the littles.

pant hanger
gold paint
brown craft paper
valentine stamp (found ours at Joann's in the $1.00 bin)
stamp pad
drinking glass
hot glue gun

step 1 - remove wire from rod and paint rod gold
step 2 - cut your craft paper down to size for banner (ours is 12" wide and about 16" long)
step 3 - using drinking glass, draw a circle onto your paper (centered towards the top)
step 4 - using your ruler measure spaces around the circle that allows for 14 stamp prints
step 5 - stamp your valentine stamp around the circle 14 times
step 6 - erase pencil markings
step 7 - using your hot glue gun, glue the banner to the "rod"
step 8 - cut your twine to hang your banner and attach to "rod"
step 9 - embellish your twine and banner with washi tape or other decorations (I added a painted heart to the center of our circle and outlined it in gold sharpie)

Starting February 1st, we will tick off the days leading up to Valentine's by coloring in the open hearts on each of the black "Feb 14" stamps. There you have it... an easy peasy Valentine Countdown banner for less than $5.00.

I used to loath Valentine's Day, but now that I have littles to dote all over, I love it. How 'bout you? Fan or Foe? xo


  1. Love this little project! It's perfectly Valentine's day without being over cute and frilly. :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

    1. Angela - thanks! I'm so glad you like it! xo

  2. This is great.
    Hope you're well, you haven't posted in a while.


    1. Thanks Margie! Glad you likey! More on my absense later. Thanks for your concern. xo

  3. Love how you take the simplest things and make them so beautiful!

    1. Awww, Jessica. What a sweet thing to say. Thank you. xo


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