Paper Medallion Valentine LOVE Banner

Sigh… I do love Valentine’s Day…but my kids are getting big, and my son is not too enthusiastic about all the “girly” and “mushy”  Valentine decor.

Alas, he is only 10…one day he will appreciate it…I hope.

Anyway, this year I decided to go a little neutral and a wee bit masculine…with a touch of sparkle of course!

Paper Medallion Valentine LOVE Banner 

Valentine Love  Banner

Yep…no pink…no ribbons…not a heart in sight! Yet, it still has red sparkles and a touch of tulle…even the word LOVE!

valentine Banner

For the last few years I have tried to focus on teaching my daughter and son about what LOVE really means. You can see one of my first posts on Love is a Verb.

love banner

Love is more than just those warm fuzzies…

paper medallion love banner

It is more than just endless hours of conversation…

love banner

Love is about sacrifice and action. In our home, John 3:16 are the words of the ultimate action of Love. I created a printable out of this verse a few years ago

So, I try to make Valentine’s Day special for my family. This Paper Medallion Valentine Banner was just what my little shelf over my cooktop needed.

Love banner

Supplies Needed for Love Banner…

Large circle or scallop punch

Medium circle or scallop punch

Patterned wrapping paper {this came from the Target dollar spot}

Linen chipboard pieces {these came in a 4 pack from Michaels}

Solid colored heavy cardstock

Red glittered chipboard letters {these are from Michaels}

Red Glitter

Modge Podge 

Red Tulle

Love banner

Start by cutting strips of the wrapping paper. I cut mine 1 3/4 inches wide and about 30 inches long. Then simply fan fold {pleat} the length of strips of cut wrapping paper. I folded mine in about 1/2 inch folds. Once you have pleated the paper, tape the ends together.

valentine love banner

Flatten out the pleated paper into a circle. Punch a large scallop circle and glue it to the back of the pleated medallion. Punch a medium scallop circle and glue on front. Glue the chipboard letter in the center of the smaller scallop circle.

Love Banner

Next, use a foam paint brush to dab Modge Podge onto the ends of the pleats. Sprinkle with the red glitter while it is wet. Allow to dry and then glue it onto the linen chipboard pieces. Thread the tulle through the holes in the chipboard pieces and you are all done!

love banner

My son has given it the seal of approval…I think secretly he likes Valentine’s Day…

We would love for you to check out some of our other Valentine’s Day Projects, including our Love One Another Pillow and Valentine Apothecary Jars.





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  1. You gals can come up with the best-est and prettiest stuff!

  2. It’s lovely! Perfect touch for valentines day decorating Hugs!

  3. Beautiful job, Bonnie. :) I bought that same paper from Target. I’ve been trying to come up with a cute way to use it. I think your way looks perfect! Megan

  4. Great tutorial. I think it’s the perfect balance of girly and masculine!

  5. love love love the extra punch of the glitter on the edges!!!! how clever and fun! can’t ever have too much glitter in my books. :-)

  6. Love it girlie!

  7. Love it!

  8. This is a really cute idea for a banner. I love the folded paper circles! Very creative! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday –

  9. Love the banner and especially the paper medallions! Such a pretty touch.
    I’d love for you to come over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.

  10. That is so pretty. May need to try and make the medallions. Thanks for sharing. Visiting you from Craft o Maniac Monday.

  11. katie goldsworthy says:

    I do “love” that love banner….no pun intended. :)
    ..and you used the Target paper! I’ve bought way too much of that paper! Every time I go to Target, I seem to walk out with more!

  12. This is really cute. I may do something similar for a birthday banner for my son’s party. I also so warming to read about you teaching your children about love

  13. So, so pretty! And I love that you’re raising your kids up to know what love really is.

  14. SO pretty!! I love this :)

  15. You go girls! I LOVE it! What a fun and easy way to decorate a mantel for Valentine’s Day!

    Have a great day rock stars!


  16. So pretty! And your Pin It button is working for me now! :)

  17. SO beautiful!!!

  18. So cute!

    Stopping by from Happy Hour :)

  19. A banner with medallions – what is not to love! Gorgeous!

  20. I just adore this! It is so sweet yet really makes an impact. The paper medallions are the perfect touch. Love it. Pinning :)

  21. Super cute, Bonnie! I love the glitter on the letters and ends of the medallions. :)

  22. Hi! what wonderful ideas…I love your garland. I’ll do it for my love…
    xoxo Bogomilla


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