Easy Valentine's Day Banner...

I have three little words...TARGET. DOLLAR. SPOT.

I don't know about you guys, but I love this little area of the store.  I always find some cute things for the home or for a craft project...which is where I found my supplies for this craft project.
I am excited to be joining some great bloggers for Ten on the 10th.  This month's craft challenge is being hosted by Carol at Bluesky at Home.

I have been working on expanding my crafting skills, but when I saw these two items...paper hearts and a buffalo check banner...
...I knew that I could create a quick and easy project for Valentine's Day for under $10.00.

I grabbed my items, made a quick purchase, came home and got to work.  I didn't want my enthusiasm over my little treasures to fade...you know, striking while the iron is hot!  I looked in my craft cabinet...okay, looked on my craft shelf...well, okay, looked in my craft basket for the Elmer's glue.  I placed a piece of posterboard down to protect my countertops...I was using glue after all.

I decided on how I wanted to place my hearts on the banner and started gluing.  I knew I didn't want soggy, puffy hearts, so I used a minimal amount of glue on each heart.
I made sure to press each glue-filled heart down firmly on the buffalo check banner.  I wanted to make sure my paper would stick to the material.  After getting each heart attached to the banner, I let it dry for a few hours before hanging it on the fireplace mantel.
Once it was dry, I used two of my gold-colored push pins to hang the banner.  I cannot tell you how proud I am of this banner.
It was easy to make and I like the way it looks on our sweet fireplace mantel.
I try to keep decorations on the mantel simple because I love the look of our fireplace and don't want to cover the vintage wood.
Don't forget to visit all of the other wonderful bloggers listed below!  They each have something great to show you for Valentine's Day!

Enjoy your visits!

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  1. Cute idea - there is always some great treasure in the Target dollar section, isn't there?

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    1. Thank you so much! YES, I love that little section and I love that it is sitting right as you walk in the door! 😊 Hugs!

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  2. Now that is adorable! I love the buffalo check with the red hearts!

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    1. Thank you Penny! I loved the Buffalo check but knew it needed something else to go with it...the little red hearts made it pop! Have a great one! Love and hugs!

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  3. What a great Valentine decoration for your beautiful mantel. I think I'll be making a Target run today....

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    1. Thank you so much! I like easy projects and Target made my day when I saw the banner and hearts! Have a great one! Hugs!

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  4. Super cute!!!! Don't you just love the dollar bins at Target!!!! Love the buffalo checks for the background of the red valentine hearts. Happy Thursday.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks so much Kris! YES, I love the Target dollar spot. That little area makes my life so easy when I need something for a project or need to pick up a little gift! Hope you have a great day! Love and hugs to you!!

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  5. Oh I love the contrast of the cheery red against the classic black and white. I'm off to Target today!

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    1. Thanks so much Laura! They had so many cute banners that could be turned into cute projects, but I love the Buffalo check. I may go back to see what else I can find for a few more projects! Hugs!

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  6. Perfect combination Benita...I love buffalo check and with the red hearts your banner is so stinking cute. Good eye in Target my friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Kari! I love the Buffalo check, but it really needed something else to set it off...when I found those hearts, I knew they would add a little pizazz. :-) I love the Target dollar spot! It has become my bestest friend! :-) I will be posting another project next week using another great find in that area! Love and hugs!

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  7. Oh I love your fireplace. The banner is just so adorable. Who doesn't love buffalo check? The red just pops.

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    1. Thank you so much Katie! We love that fireplace and I really do not like to put a lot on it. It is made from reclaimed wood from the original state capital building in Austin. And you are so right, everyone loves buffalo check! 😊 It needed the red though! Have a great one! Hugs!

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  8. Adorable!! Target is a scary place....good thing the closest one is 40 minutes away!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, it is...that's why I'm glad the dollar spot is in the front...it blocks me from venturing into the rest of the store! :-) Love and hugs sweet friend!

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  9. Loaded with cuteness! I love the black and white checks with the heart! YES! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy! I was so thankful when I found the Buffalo check banner…I knew I could turn it into a project! 😊 Love and hugs to you!

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  10. Girl, you are my new best friend! You love mud pie AND black and white buffalo check. Your banner is so cute and that fireplace is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy! I appreciate it!

      Honey, I am a mud pie freak! Thankfully, I'm the only one in my family! And I love me a pretty black/white buffalo check also! I spend a lot of time at Buc-cee's when we travel because they always have the latest/greatest mud pie stuff in there. They are also having a sale on their website and I was shocked to find out they have a clothing line...I never knew! So glad to be joining you and I love your blog! Hugs!

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  11. This adds just the right little pop of color for Valentine's Day. And might I say that your blog is looking just gorgeous these days!

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    1. Thank you so much girl! I appreciate it! I'm loving your new blog...so thought-provoking! Love and hugs!

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  12. Very cute! Black and white buffalo check is really trendy right now.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda! I appreciate it! I love the black/white buffalo check! Love and hugs!

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  13. I love this, Benita, and buffalo check seems to be all the rage right now! Your banner looks perfect on your fireplace....I so miss having a fireplace!

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    1. Thank you so much Ann! It is definitely a trend and you can find it everywhere! I love our fireplace and told my husband that I never wanted a house without one again! 😊 Hugs!

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  14. You totally had me at buffalo check! I love this easy project and I'm going to have to make one for Valentine's day!

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! When I saw the buffalo check banner, I fell in love with it and wondered what I could with it...then I remembered this project and it just all fell into place. :-) Have a great one! Hugs!

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  15. You should be proud! It's precious, easy to do, cheap and hello... buffalo check! I LOVE IT! I'm so doing this. Pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was pleased with it and the cost…a whopping $4.00 plus tax! 😊 Thank you again! Love and hugs!

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  16. Oh that buffalo check is fabulous...and you know how I feel about banners. I love it!! And welcome to the bunch!! xo

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    1. Thank you so much! I was so happy to find that little banner...I love buffalo check and while I don't have a lot of it, I do have a few pillows to tie the rooms together...and here those other people are thinking it is a rug that ties the room together! (Big Lebowski) ;-) Yes, I know how you are about banners and you were my inspiration for this one! :-) Thanks so much, I love it and everyone is so talented! I'm excited about it and quite a bit intimidated by the group -- you know my crafting skills are not always on par! :-) Love and hugs sweet friend!

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  17. Benita, I love banners too. And the Target dollar spot. You can’t go wrong with buffalo checks and hearts. Awesome project for its color, pattern and sweetness. Great to have you join Ten on the 10th.

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    1. Thank you so much! I think banners are such a cool, easy way to have a little big of decoration without being overwhelming. And you are so right about buffalo checks. The little hearts just gave it a pop of color against our fireplace. I'm excited to be joining you ladies and I appreciate it greatly! Thank you so much for hosting! Hugs!

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  18. I just got back from AZ a few days ago, and the last shop I went into was Target and I bought 3 little terracotta pots with fake plants in them for a dollar each. Great value! I love your banner!

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    1. I hope you had a great trip to AZ! We've been through their once and ended up staying in a haunted hotel...used to be a mental hospital! I love those pots! They are too cute...and yes, a great value! Thank you so much! Have a great one!

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  19. Hi,
    Fun nails to go with a fun craft. :-)
    I like buffalo checks too.. they grab me!

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    1. Thanks so much Carla! They were in desperate need of being redone…finally went to the nail salon…now they are dark blue…they match my hair! 😊 I love them also…I have buffalo check pillows in the living area and dining area…sort of ties everything together! Love and hugs!

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  20. Cute idea. Love the buffalo checks for this.

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    1. They you so much Sarah, it was one of my rare creative moments! :-) Have a great one! Hugs!

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  21. Love your sweet banner, Benita! <3 Target does have some amazing things for just a dollar each! Pinned a couple of photos yesterday but was off to look at more houses so am back this evening to really read and pin some more. :)

    Oh, and I used to have my father's old Brownie camera which I think it shot 12 photos per roll and it was 8mm wide ~ really wide like 2" or 3"x3" per frame! Fun collection found on your Pinterest page. :)

    Happy to be an alternate with you on the blog hop,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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    1. Barbara, thank you so very much! They do and I love so many of them! The hubster and I have so many cameras between us, we love shooting with film. I have an old Yashica and Holga that both shoot 120 film and we both have Graflex cameras that shoot 4x5 film....one sheet at a time! :-) Additionally, we both shoot 35mm as well as digital. I love old cameras and am always on the lookout for them. Thank you again! I'm excited to be joining you ladies for this monthly blog hop! Hugs!

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  22. This is the cutest little project! I love the pink on the black and white buffalo check.

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    1. Thank you so much Ricki! My craft projects have to be on the less difficult side as crafting is not one of my strengths! :-) Hugs!

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  23. Beautiful. Have a happy weekend Benita Hug.

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra! I hope you had a great weekend! Hugs to you!

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  24. Benita,
    You could have called this post "Farmhouse Valentine's Banner" with that cute black and white buffalo banner. You are turning into a regular crafty girl!

    Judith

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    1. So true Judith!! I think I need to start running my projects by you to get some better names for them! Thank you so much, I'm trying to be more creative and stepping out of my box more! Love and hugs!

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  25. Thanks for sharing this idea :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks so much Jan! Have a great one! Hugs!

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