Is St. Patrick's Day really only a few weeks away already? I love St. Patrick's Day...not sure why, but I do. I assume it's all the dorky green decor and the sign that spring is around the corner.
I've created a few different banners for different occasions and holidays over the months and thought St. Patrick's Day was an excuse for one more. I wanted to incorporate the colors of the rainbow to my mantel this year. After brainstorming awhile, I decided on a banner spelling out the word "L-U-C-K-Y" in red, gold, green, blue, and purple.
As always, I was off to Hobby Lobby where I picked up two different green colored felt squares (although I ended up just using one), wooden letters, ribbon, and glitter. Also, the dark green felt I used was the kind that is thick and firm so that it would hold its shape.
I tried to print out a large clover to use as a tracer, but I couldn't get one large enough...so I just free-handed one instead.
After tracing and cutting 5 shamrocks, I glittered the letters using Modge Podge and a paintbrush.
Once the glue was dry I hot glued the letters to the shamrocks.
Using a fat, somewhat dull needle, I sewed/laced the ribbon in and out of each shamrock.
The finished product.
More pictures of the banner and my St. Patrick's Day mantel.