St. Patrick’s Day is a one day holiday that centers around celebrating with friends. I don’t normally do much in the way of decorating for this fun day, but I do like to have a bit of green around the house. This St. Patrick’s Day Banner is perfect to set the mood for a party.
Since this celebration is over and done in one day in most people’s minds, easy decor is the word for the day. This banner is really simple to make, and is a no sew project, so you don’t even need a sewing machine. As long as you have some fabric and interfacing, some burlap, a ribbon and an iron, you are good to go.
Let’s make a St. Patrick’s Day Banner!
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- Green burlap fabric I used about 2 1/2 feet of 10″ wide
- 5 small pieces of coordinating green patterned fabric, each about 4″ in size
- 1 length of rainbow ribbon
- Fusible interfacing
- Fusible Bond Material
- Hole punch
- Pennant and shamrock pattern (see below for the patterns)
I just measured and cut my pennant pattern on card stock. This is the pattern with the sizes I chose.
To make my shamrock pattern, I just used a shamrock cookie cutter and traced around it about 1/4″ extra to get the size I wanted. If you need the shamrock pattern, you can print it here. Mine is 2 1/2″ wide and 3 1/8″ tall.
Start by placing the fusible interfacing on one side of the green burlap fabric and ironing it in place. Once the fabric is nice and stiff, you will be able to cut it by tracing the pennant form. The interfacing will keep it from fraying. Next, use the hole punch to punch to holes for the ribbon to thread through later.The small green fabric pieces and fusible bond were cut using the shamrock pattern as a guide. To save time, I just laid one over the other and put the pattern and traced it with a pencil and cut both out at the same time.
Fusible bonding is a time saver!
Fusible bonding material is such a time saving item. In a few minutes, I was able to iron the bonding to each shamrock shape and then peel off the backing paper. It’s all ready to be fused to the burlap pennants!
Now you are ready to iron the shamrock to the burlap pennant piece. Just peel, iron and it’s done! Repeat all these steps for the remaining four pennants using the other green patterned fabric.
Once you have all the pennants finished, cut a length of the rainbow ribbon 60″ long, then thread the ribbon through the pennants in the holes that you have punched and tie a knot in each end.
It is time to hang the St. Patrick’s Day Banner for the party!
That is all there is to it! Could it be any easier? Now it is time to hang it on the wall.
If you would like a little more St. Patrick’s day mood, why not try this St. Patrick’s Day printable? It is another really easy project.
And for even more inspiration, be sure to visit my St. Patrick’s day board on Pinterest.
- Place medium weight fusible bonding on the back of the burlap and iron it in place. Trace the pennant pattern and cut it out. Punch two holes in the top corners.
- Lay a piece of the small patterned fabric on top of some fusible bonding and place the shamrock pattern on top of both pieces. Trace and cut.
- Iron the fusible bonding to the shamrock shape, peel the backing paper off and then iron the shamrock in the center of the pennant.
- Repeat these steps for the remaining four pennants.
- Thread the rainbow ribbon through the holes. Knot the end of the rainbow ribbon and hang the St. Patrick's Day banner for your party.
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