Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hugs and Kisses Banner

A friend and I are planning a hugs and kisses baby shower in February and I wanted to make a XOX banner. I came across this one at It was so adorable I made my own. She has a great tutorial but here is how I did mine.

I used Word to blow up an X and an O and then printed them out on cardstock. I cut them out and then traced them on some foamboard (the hearts I just free handed).
I cut out the foamboard letters with an exacto knife and then spray glued some scrapbook paper on them. I used the exacto knife again to slice around the paper and foam leaving a perfect fit.

After drying, I used a sharp pencil to poke holes through the shapes. An ice pick or kabob stick probably would have worked better but I didn't have one on hand. I carefully threaded ribbon through the holes and...

...TADA! A cute hugs and kisses banner. So simple!

I am getting excited to display it at the shower and use it in my own home for Valentine's Day!


jenjen said...

Very very cute! I am really getting into Valentine's decorations this year. It's funny, I don't think I decorated very much in years past. Love that banner!

I hope you are doing well!


Nellie's Cozy place said...

Good Morning,
That is so cute! worked out great to use it as a baby shower decor and then for Valentines too!
Good thinking!!
Blessings, Nellie

Jeppson Clan said...

it is darling, i love it. xoxo always makes me think of nacho libre now as in...

hug hug, kiss kiss, little hug, big kiss.

prashant said...

I decorated very much in years past

Work from home India

Janean said...

such a great (and easy - thank you) idea!!!

Wendy said...

That is so cute!!

I happen to be hosting a Valentine's Craft party over on my blog, I'd love to have you!

Valerie said...

cute, cute! i would have never have thought of using foam board! i am filing this idea at

thanks so much for sharing!

Shaela said...

Cute idea. thx