Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Lucky" Banner

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 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.


  1. I followed your link from The Girl Creative Linky party and wanted to tell you that I think this is adorable! I would LOVE to feature your mantel creation on my Fireplace Decorating Blog!!! Let me know whatcha think!!! Have a blessed Day Also come post your linky follow on my blog hop and invite your friends!!

  2. Thank you for your compliment. Of course you may feature it on your blog. I'll pop in and check it out in the few minutes I have before getting the kiddos to school.

  3. Cute! Really love your mantel display!

  4. Your mantle is darling and I LOVE your Lucky banner! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. I love your mantle. I am going to get everything to make the cute banner have have some fun craft time with the kiddos this weekend!

  6. I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.