Simple Black & White Heart Banner

in , by Julie Nichols, January 12, 2017
Black and White for Valentine's Day?  It doesn't always have to be red and pink!  By keeping it neutral you can enjoy this sweet banner all year long.  

This would look pretty hanging in a bedroom, closet, craft room, playroom or kitchen.  I have it hanging in my workroom. 

Here is how I recycled vintage sheet music to make this simple black and white banner.

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The inspiration for this project came from vintage sheet music that was my father's.  He played the cornet as a child.  What an amazing color red I can't believe how vibrant it is after all these years.

First I traced around a heart on top of the music. You can make your own hearts or purchase a pack at the craft store.



Small wooden letters


This took a bit longer to complete.... as you see my manager was around and he just didn't like any of my ideas.   Yes, he managed to knock everything I had for this project onto the floor.

I braided black and white embroidery yarn.  Yes, call me crazy!  I had no idea it would take me over an hour to braid!  Seriously you can skip this part and just use one strand of yarn.  

Use a hole puncher to make the holes, then thread the yarn through the holes.

I embellished the hearts with buttons, pretty cloth roses that I recycled from my daughter's baby clothes and earrings.    

That's it!
 I hung this precious banner in my workroom along with the other vintage sheet music and a silhouette of my daughter when she was five.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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  1. This is so pretty and I like the cord you made to hang it. I print out old music to use in crafts....yours is really special. We have the old cornet that my husbands and his Dad's before him. Sweet hugs!

  2. This is so cute! My daughter is especially going to love it! She was just talking about making something like this. How fun! :-)

  3. The Valentine banner is really cute. I love the clever things that are being made from old sheet music.

  4. I need to find some music sheets so I can use them to make so many incredible projects. When I do find any music I copy it so I'll have it for other projects. Thank heavens for home printers. We live out a ways from any place with a copier so not like I can just run quick to copy things.
    Love your banner, it's not specific to Valentines day. I love to make things can be used more than just one day or season. Really love making things with book pages and music. Happy days

  5. We have a cat very like yours, even markings on his face are very similar to our cat. Love orange kitties anyway, always have for some reason. Is yours really smart? Ours was a barn cat next to our house in KY. He arrived in our back yard one day and didn't seem to want to leave so we kept him. He's about 11 we think, love him to bits. He and our dog have so much fun in winter running thru house when they get cabin fever. We've lived in Western CO since 2004 and he stays right around our house, his friends come to visit him. No matter where we've lived he's been good about staying around where we are. We lived in an rv park for 10 months and he stayed around our trailer all the time, I was very glad about that. Happy days and enjoy your kitty, he's a beauty

  6. I love you little heart banner.

    I made 5 heart banners last year for a Valentine Swap and can't for the life of my figure out why I didn't make one for myself.

  7. Julie - we love this DIY heart banner made from vintage music sheets - so very creative - the silhouette is awesome - wonderful post.

    Thanks for sharing this on Simply BeBetsy and glad you decided to join us! Take care and hope to see you soon.... the best to you, Sharon and Denise

  8. Your banner turned out so pretty! I love the use of red and white for just a little some unique for Heart Day. Your "helper" looks like she's working hard!

  9. I adore this idea!!! I do not like the color red so this craft is perfect for me to create something for Valentine's Day and not hate it!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!



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