Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting

Hi friends! Have I told you lately that I’m so glad you are here? I have to say, when I started this blog I never expected to reach so many people. I thought my mom might be the only one to ever read this (Hi Mom!), but you guys blows me a way. Every project I put out there the response is overwhelming. You know how to make a girl feel special! Anyway, you should know, I am glad you are here.

Now, down to business. I made another super easy and fun Valentine’s Day craft. I may or may not be obsessed at this point. Oops. This one is just fab (and it looks amazing against my new gray entry table)! It’s Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting.
Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting

Every now and then at the grocery store I ask for paper instead of plastic. Paper bags are great to have on hand. I use them to wrap packages for mailing, wrapping presents, and now I use it to make bunting. This bunting came together so quickly. If you have 30 minutes to spare, then you have time to whip up some of your own.

Ready for a tutorial? Okay! The first thing I did was created a little template for the paper part of the bunting. I just cut a piece of card stock down to the size I wanted and traced it on my brown paper.
Making Home Base Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting

To make the little hearts. I taped lines to washi tape to a piece of card stock paper. This is where you can get really creative. Since there are a billion different designs of washi tape, I can only imagine the possibilities! I had these all on hand. I taped pieces of washi tape to cover the enter sheet of card stock. Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting

After the sheet was covered, I flipped it over and traced the hearts. I just tried to fit as many as possible on the sheet.

Making Home Base Paper Bag and Washi Tape Bunting Tutorial

After both my hearts and paper were traced and ready to cut, I cut out ten of each. Lastly, I glued the hearts onto the brown paper sheets then hot glued the brown paper sheets to some twine. It was seriously that easy!

Making Home Base Paper Bag and Washi Tape Bunting

Easy peasy! I love the way it looks in my entry way. Super festive over here! yay!

Have a great friends!

Want more Valentine’s Day projects? Check out my Valentine’s Day Project Gallery.


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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. Love this! I’m a new fan of Washi tape – and I love these!!! I’m a new follower.

    Happy Wednesday!

  2. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Super cute, I love it! It’s a brilliant idea to use strips of washi tape like that. How cute. :-)

  3. oh i love washi tape. wish they sold more of it here in the uk.

  4. Genius! I really need to jump on this Washi Tape bandwagon, don’t I? You’re inspiring me! :)

  5. I LOVE this! At first I thought you used lunch bags which would have been really cute too.

  6. Another great project! This is soIllini cute

  7. Well that was supposed to be so with extra o’s lol

  8. You have an adorable blog with some cute ideas!!! I hope you stop by to link to my parties on Tuesdays-

  9. DesignedByBH says:

    Once again, I love what you’ve done! This is such a cute, simple idea! :)

  10. Jaime From Crafty Scrappy Happy says:

    How CUTE! I love your bunting!!! :) Thank you so much for sharing, I am feeling inspired to make some of my own!

  11. This is too cute!! Love it :)

  12. Another lovely post – Found you again via My Repurposed Life – Catch as Catch Can Linky Party. We are now your newest Pinterest follower..

  13. Chelsea! I love this banner! Way super cute!!! So glad you stopped by to comment, so I could “meet” you!

  14. Michelle@yagottahaveahobby says:

    This is so adorable! New follower here, found you via Create & Inspire Party. :)

  15. OMGoodness! Love this idea! thanks for sharing!

  16. I love your adorable Valentines idea! Pinned!! I hope you’ll come share at Super Saturday Show & Tell party tomo :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  17. I love how this is so simple and pretty but still easy to make. It’s a very creative use of paper bags and washi tape.

  18. Oh my love! So simple and cute! Darling, Chels!! (:

  19. Fun-fun! Those colors are so good together and the simplicity of the shapes are tremendous…

    hugs x

  20. How cute! What a fun idea! I love how it turned out!

  21. So cute! Have you seen the washi tape sheets from Lifestyle crafts. I just used them – awesome! This is adorable and I agree I have brown and white paper bags always!

  22. That is so creative and cute!!
    I’m hosting a Valentine Craft Party and would love for you to participate and link up to it!!!

    Just follow the link…….


  23. Wow, these are adorable ;)

  24. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this evening!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #60!

  25. So cute! I love how simple it is to do! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I ‘ll be featuring this tomorrow. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Jenn :)
    P.S. I also have to tell you how much I LOVED your baby leg warmers!! Unfortunately I don’t think my 5 and 9 year olds would appreciate them too much…


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