This DIY Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Banner is the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day Decor. It is a great St. Patrick’s Day decoration to put on your fireplace mantle, entryway table or to hang across a mirror. I love the cute Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Images on the Banner. I know you will love making this Craft Kit and the best part is that it is SO easy!
We love making crafting easy so each month we design a Craft Kit that is trendy, affordable, and easy for anyone to do. We put together the big supplies like the wood, images, jute string, beads and fabric, so you don’t have to! All you need is our Craft Kit and a few supplies that you probably already have on hand. Our Craft Kits are so fun and make crafting easy for you! Be sure to watch for a new kit each month here.
This month we designed a super cute Vintage Banner for St. Patrick’s Day. I’m going to walk you through each step to make this craft from the bare bones of the craft kit, to a beautiful piece of decor that you can use each year for St. Patrick’s Day.
Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Banner
- St. Patrick’s Day Banner Craft Kit. Purchase Here
- Antique Craft Wax
- Paint Brush – I used a wide chip brush from the Dollar Tree
- Mod Podge
Paint all 7 pieces of the wood and the 24 wooden beads (that come in the Craft Kit) with the Antique Craft Wax. You could also use stain or watered down brown paint, if you have that on hand. I only painted one side and the edges of each banner piece.
Once the Antique Wax has completely dried, on all the wooden Banner pieces, you are going to take your Chip Brush and the Mod Podge and apply a thin coat of it to the side you didn’t paint. While the Mod Podge is still wet you are going to take one of the paper images and place it over the Mod Podge gluing it into place. Repeat this step on all 7 pieces of wood. Let the Mod Podge completely dry. Then apply a thin protective layer of Mod Podge over each picture. It will dry clear and give the pictures a nice finish. Just a little tip – If you are on a time crunch and want to get this craft finished quickly in one sitting then I highly recommend getting a heat gun. I use my heat gun all the time and it really is a life saver! You can get my favorite one here.
Once all the Mod Podge is dry, I took a Sanding Block and sanded any excess paper, off the wood pieces, that was hanging over the edges. This just Gives the images a very clean look.
Next I took my Antique Wax and Chip Brush and lightly applied the Wax around the edges and the top of each piece to give it an Antique Look. The key to doing this is lightly apply the paint. You can always add more paint if there’s not enough, but it’s hard to take paint off of them once it’s on. Let the wax completely dry before putting your banner together. The pictures below shows you how it should look before and after they are done.
Now comes the fun part!! We are going to put the banner together. You are going to tie a knot on one end of the jute string I sent in the Kit. (Big enough so the beads can’t slide off the end of your string.) On the other end of the string you are going to start adding everything onto the banner. A little tip to help you string everything is to take a little bit of Hot Glue and apply it to the end of the string. This keeps the jute from fraying and makes it a lot easier to add everything to your banner. First I added 3 beads and then tied my pieces of fabric in between each bead like in the picture below.
Once that is done you add your first banner piece. You will need to poke a hole through the paper where it covers the hole in the wood. I simply used the end of a pen to do this. hen I add these I thread the jute down through the front of each piece and then thread it back through to the top on the other side. I hope that makes sense. It makes it so the jute string doesn’t show on the front. There is a picture below to show you how it should look.
Now just keep adding the Beads, Fabric and Banner Pieces until your St. Patrick’s Day Banner is complete. You finish the Banner the same way you started it. With three Beads the Fabric and a knot on the end of the Jute String. It really is so easy and fun to make. This DIY Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Banner is absolutely GORGEOUS when it’s all finished!!!! To say I LOVE IT is an understatement!!!!!!!!
If you make this craft we would love to see your result! Tag us in your images on Facebook or Instagram at Doing What We Love with Holly & Renee. You can also see a full video of us making the craft on our facebook page here.
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