I know a lot of people skip over decorating for St. Patrick’s Day but not me. I’ve got some Irish blood running through my veins and I’m proud of it!!!!!! So in this Blog, I am going to show you how to make a DARLING St. Patrick’s Day Banner. You can put it on your fireplace, a table, a mirror, the possibilities are endless!
What you need for this Project
One sheet of white poster board (I got mine from the Dollar Tree)
Green Felt (I got mine from JoAnns)
Two different shades of green fabric (I used Fat Quarters from JoAnns)
Mod Podge and a Foam Paint Brush
Two different sized Shamrock Patterns (I just googled Shamrock image on my computer, made them the size I wanted in Microsoft Word, printed them off and then cut them out.
Green and Cream Ribbon (not pictured)
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Jute String (I got mine from Michaels)
The first thing I did was trace and cut out, the larger shamrock pattern onto the White Poster Board. My larger Shamrock is 8 inches tall. You will need 5 of these.
Next I used my Mod Podge and foam brush and covered the front of each Paper shamrock with a generous amount of Mod podge. I then glued it to the wrong side of my two different fabrics. (I glued 3 Shamrocks to my dark green fabric and 2 Shamrocks to my light green fabric.)
While the glue was drying on the larger shamrocks, I took the smaller shamrock pattern, It is 4 inches tall, and pinned it to the green felt. I then cut 5 small shamrocks from the green felt.
Once the Mod Podge is dry on your larger shamrocks cut them out of your fabric. When you are finished they should look like this. Remember I cut 3 out of the darker green fabric and 2 out of the lighter green fabric. (If any fabric lifted away from the paper while cutting them out, use more Mod Podge to secure it down.)
Next use hot glue to glue your small felt shamrocks to the Center of the larger shamrocks. Look how stinking cute they are!!!!!!
I then grabbed my jute string and cut a piece 80 inches long. I found the center of my string and glued a dark green shamrock to the center. I then glued the other shamrocks down, making sure there was 6 and 1/2 inches between each shamrock. My shamrocks went dark, light, dark, light, dark in order on my string.
The last step I did was to tie some darling ribbon onto the jute string between each shamrock. I cut each piece 12 inches long. The cream lace ribbon I bought from the dollar tree and the green ribbon was left over from my sons wedding. (not sure where I got it) I just thought it added some extra cuteness to the banner.