St. Patrick’s Day is not a holiday that I go all out for, but you can bet to find me wearing green and cooking a traditional Irish meal for dinner every March 17th!
I do love any reason to celebrate, anything really, and I don’t let that opportunity pass by without a little decorating and maybe a DIY craft project.
Last year for St. Patrick’s Day I created this farmhouse style St. Patrick’s Day mantel in my living room. It is really and easy look to replicate if your looking for a way to style your fireplace mantel for St. Patrick’s day. This year I decided to do a St. Patrick’s Day craft project and create this easy DIY shamrock banner to decorate with! It took me no time at all to put it together and have it hanging up in my home!
– DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decor –
Easy DIY Shamrock Banner Tutorial
- DecoArt Suede Paint- Light Fern * Now Available at Michael’s *
- DecoArt Suede Paint – Olive * Now Available at Michael’s *
- paint brush
- Wooden Shamrocks
- Jute twine
I was able to test out the new DecoArt Suede paints for this project! DecoArt Suede paint is now available at a Michael’s Craft store near you!
The Suede paint gave the shamrocks a suede look to them and it really added some cute texture to my DIY St. Patrick’s Day banner! To achieve the suede look you have to use a special painting technique. When painting with the suede paint you are going to use the crosshatch painting technique. I know it might sound tricky, but It is totally easy! An easier way of understanding it is to paint is to paint small ‘ X ‘s when applying this paint.
For my Shamrock banner I painted half of my wooden Shamrocks light fern and the other half in Olive. This paint dried pretty quickly so I was able to flip the wooden shamrocks over and paint the back sides of them as well pretty shortly after.
Once the shamrocks were dry I started putting my St. Patrick’s day garland together. The jute twine that came with the shamrocks was not one continuous string, but rather individual cut pieces to turn the shamrocks into ornaments. That was not the look I wanted for this project, So I grabbed my roll of jute twine to use instead.
By using my own jute twine I could really make the banner any length I wanted. Which can be nice when you have a longer then normal fireplace mantel, like the one in my dining room. However, I wasn’t planning on putting my new St. Paddy’s Day garland directly on my dining room fireplace mantel. I was putting it on top of my chalkboard which would sit on top of my mantel. I didn’t measure out the length of the twine but I did make sure to make it much longer then my chalkboard because of the way I was going to be attaching the Shamrocks.
The wooden shamrocks only have one hole in the top of them, which means I had to get creative with how I was going to attach the shamrocks so that they would lay flat. To get them to lay flat, I made a loop in the twine and pushed it through the hole enough to tie a knot in it. Then I pushed the shamrock up against the knot. I continued to do this with each one until all the shamrocks were attached to the banner.
After that I trimmed down the twine at the ends of the banner to not be to obnoxiously long. There you have it a new cute and easy banner to add to your DIY St. Patrick’s day decorations!
Now that my new DIY St. Patrick’s day banner was up it was time to add some more decorations around it! I found this Irish Blessings quote that I thought was so fitting so I tried my hand at some cursive chalkboard writing. Now that is something that I haven’t done in a really long time!
It is a little wonky and my lines tend to gradually go up at the end, but I don’t mind. I like it the way that it is. It feels more real to me.
I placed a wooden vase wrapped in wooden beads on one side and a wire basket of deer antlers on the other. They aren’t really St. Patrick’s Day decor themed, but I liked the way that they looked.
I loved this quote so much that I created a FREE Printable of it for you!
Just head on over here to get your FREE St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Quote Printable !
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