Super Simple Valentine’s Day Bunting
Bunting is all over the place, and it has been ever since crafters, party planners and artists realized just how whimsical it can be, whether its a pom pom extravaganza, a base for a Confetti System style decoration, or simply construction paper, staples and string. Our take on bunting is perfect for Valentine's Day, and will have you tapping into your summer camp skills like what.
– string (any kind will do)
– glue stick or double stick tape
– hole puncher
– old catalogs or magazines
– colorful paper (origami or construction paper)
First, fold up a piece of newspaper two, four or eight times depending on the size you want your hearts. Cut a half heart along the folded side. For us, this yielded 8 hearts.
Repeat with folded origami or construction paper, so that the colored paper hearts are slightly smaller than the newspaper ones.
And repeat again with catalogs or magazines. We used Free People for this batch. These should be slightly smaller than your origami paper hearts.
Glue the origami paper heart to the newspaper, and the catalog heart to the origami paper. Hole punch at the top corner of each heart (you can go through one layer or all three, totally up to you – if you just go through one, you might want to fluff the corners of the layered hearts to create a little dimension). String them together, and voila. Repeat 2 or 3 times for a bunting bonanza! ;)
Tape or pin them to the wall, and you've got a festive bit of bunting for Valentine's Day!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!