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st. patrick’s day banner diy

March 1, 2014

Need some green for St. Patrick’s Day?  How about this  DIY banner, just covered in shamrocks?  And as if that wasn’t enough, we have some glitter to make it fabulous.  Everything is better with glitter, right?

st-patrick's-day-banner-diy

I made this with some random scrap fabric I found when I was clanging out my stash.  I actually think it is drapery lining fabric from some curtains I made long ago.  But it was just the right color and the perfect weight for a banner, so I decided to use it up!

shamrock-banner-supplies

This is also a  no-sew project!  I love my sewing machine, but  hauling it upstairs is a pain these days and I don’t yet have an extension cord in my craft area to plug it it…therefore,  Liquid Stitch it is.  I love the stuff!  So, what you’ll need

  • White utility fabric (of some sort) cut to 18″ x 27″
  • Liquid Stitch
  • 3/8″ wood dowel cut to 18″
  • Freezer Paper
  • Silhouette Shamrock Download
  • Green paint
  • Green glitter
  • Ribbon Trim

First, cut your banner shape into your fabric.  I measured up 5″ from the center of the fabric and then cut in from each side, but you can do it however you see fit!  Cut the shamrocks out of freezer paper using the download above and iron on your cut freezer paper stencil, shiny side toward the fabric, creating rows of shamrocks.  (I cut my sheets of freezer paper into single columns with 3 shamrocks in each.)  Then paint away.  Pick one (or two, or three, or all) of your shamrocks to glitter while the paint is still wet.

stenciled-shamrock-banner

Once your paint is dry, peel away the freezer paper.  Then it’s time to create your seams. Create a 1/2 inch seam on the left and right side of the banner, following the instructions on your tube of Liquid Stitch.  For the top of the banner, apply a strip of Liquid Stitch along the unfinished edge of the front of the fabric, roll the fabric around the dowel, and press to seal, creating a tube.  Once it’s all set, tie on your ribbon and get ready to hang!

green-&-glitter-stenciled-shamrocks diy-shamrock-banner

I do so much love glitter, and the opportunity to use up some of my fabric stash.  Here we have a festive banner that accomplishes both!  Enjoy!Signature_zpsbf29e5311

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4 Comments

  • Reply Linda @ it all started with paint March 1, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Oh how I wish I had a vinyl cutter! Love how your banner turned out! Pinning of course. And thanks so much for sharing at our Super Saturday party!

    :) Linda

    • Reply Anne March 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      I went without for a while…using the good ‘ol exacto knife. I love my die-cutter and use it for all KINDS of projects! Thanks for visiting!

  • Reply Mariel @ Or so she says... March 4, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I love the one sparkly clover… perfect touch! Pinned. :)

    • Reply Anne March 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks! It was actually difficult to not do EVERY clover covered in glitter…!

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