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Tutorial: hugs, kisses and hearts valentine banner

A quick, easy Valentine craft for all ages.
felt heart garland

This hugs, kisses and hearts valentine banner is so easy to make. In an afternoon you can be ready for Valentines day.

We were blessed with a winter storm last night blanketing everything with fresh sparkly powder. I couldn’t help myself but to bundle up and trudge out into the chill for a photo or two of valentine project fun. The neighbor kids hiked over, paused to watch me take pictures then asked if they could have the banners when I was done, that’s a good sign, eh?

felt hearts xo

You can make the pieces of the banner in any size. My hearts, X’s and O’s were roughly 4″ tall, but they would be darling a little smaller too. Make a few different sizes and shapes of heart patterns. Cut out hearts in various colors of felt in reds, purples, pinks, maybe even orange too. Cut out X’s and O’s from white felt. The hearts were easiest to cut out when folded in half, the letters were easier to just cut out flat.

line up hearts

Line up hearts and letters in the color order you prefer. I decided 6 hearts then XO, 6 hearts then XO for my pattern.

sew across felt hearts

Sew across the wide part of the heart, top 1/3 of X and O. I chose bright orange thread- just for fun. It’s very secondary and won’t be noticed but when studied at close range.

hearts sewn together

All sewn together, side by side, with the smallest gaps possible in between.

close up hearts

Hang up your hugs, kisses and hearts valentine banner anywhere you like, inside or out!

felt heart banner

Make a felt heart wreath for Valentines Day, find the tutorial here.


  1. kalamitykelli

    January 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Do you think I could glue them to a piece of twine??? Sewing again – I’m going to have to get a sewing machine if you don’t stop making me have sewing envy!!

    1. NoelleOlpin

      January 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      You could staple them together!

      1. kalamitykelli

        January 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm

        That’s it! Yay – a way for me to do it!

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