Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DIY St. Patty's Banner

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. My friend Chrissy over at Boerman Ramblings post the most adorable wreath.

Head over there and check it out. I didn't have all the supplies on hand to replicate her adorable frame wreath so I improvised. I decided to make a larger version of the banner.


I found these super fun felt shamrocks at Joanns, There were $1.99 for a pack of 12. Which means I still have some left. If you are making this for your mantel then you might use them all up.

I have a huge spool of jute because I use it on LOTS of projects, but you can buy a smaller spool at Walmart for just a few smaller projects.  I hit up the used book store for an old out of date paperback thesaurus. I had a hard time at first with this project because I had to tear pages out of a book. I decided that I would have one book that I would keep to use for all projects that I needed it for. Of course I already have 2 more in the works.


Best thing about this project...no glue! You have instant results, no waiting for the glue to dry to show off your amazing creation.


#1 Cut the bottom of the pages into which ever pattern you like. You could go pennant, scalloped or flag style like I did.


#2 Fold the top of each page about a 1/2" towards the back.


#3 Place your strand of jute inside the hold and use your stapler to secure.


Each piece should look like this once stapled.





#4 Add your embellishment to the center of each flag.


Tada! All finished and hanging on the front door. Just a little something to dress it up.

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12 comments:

  1. I love it! I'm hosting a bloglovin' blog hop over at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/bloglovin-blog-hop.html. I'd love it if you would link up.

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  2. Cute banner! I would love for you to link up at my Link Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  3. How cute! Where did you find the book to snag pages from? I think I may try and make this today!

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  4. This came out really cute! I love projects that use book pages.. if you don't already own a book that your willing to spare you can always buy one from the salvation army for about $1.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. I love it! amazing. i need those felt shammrocks!

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  6. Love the banner!! I would love it if you linked up at my party going on now! (It's my very first one!!)

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  7. Super cute banner! I love how you used book pages-- great idea!

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  8. Thanks for linking up to my party at Jillify It!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  9. This is so stinkin cute!

    Thanks for sharing on Showoff Saturday!

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  10. Love it and so easy. If I have the kids do this we will just print off some shamrocks to cut out. and paper too since we have no books we don't want.

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  11. TOO stinkin cute!! I love the paper from the books!!

    THANK you for linking up!! ;)

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  12. Super cute! Thanks for linking up!
    ~Chris Ann & Kristin

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