DIY: watercolor Valentine bunting

January 25, 2015

Januarys in Minnesota can get long, so it's important for us to keep busy indoors if it's too cold to get outside and play. 

My daughter has a thing for the arts. She loves coloring, crafting, and especially painting! So yesterday, after addressing all her valentines, we decided to do a little art project to decorate for the holiday: watercolor bunting!

The process was simple. All you need are some watercolors, paper, card stock, crayons, and ribbon.

DIY Valentines Bunting Watercolor Craft

First, I cut triangles out of the card stock and traced them on the paper. We decided the bunting should say "Be ♥ Mine", so I needed seven triangles. We drew one letter/character on each triangle in white crayon, then started painting!

DIY Valentines Bunting Watercolor Craft

I asked Ezri what colors we should use to decorate for Valentine's Day, and after the usual pink, red, and purple she threw in some blues, greens, and yellows too! I think the variety turned out great; colorful, just like her!

DIY Valentines Bunting Watercolor Craft

After the masterpieces dried, we cut each triangle and glued them to a piece of card stock. We used a paper punch to put holes in the tops of each triangle, and finally strung it together using a piece of ribbon. Done!

DIY Valentines Bunting Watercolor Craft  DIY Valentines Bunting Watercolor Craft
Ezri admiring her work.

DIY Valentines Bunting Watercolor Craft
The final result! A beautiful handmade decoration for Valentine's Day!

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