St. Patrick’s Day Banner

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Some of you may be getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, for some it’s a favorite holiday others just an excuse to drink. Honestly who would want to celebrate a holiday with drinking involved (oh wait I live in Utah, lots of people). I don’t have very many decorations to put out for the occasion so I decided to make this cute and simple banner with my Silhouette Cameo.

First I used my Silhouette to design the pieces for the banner and cut them out. Seriously I know I say this with every project but if you don’t have one of these you need to get one. Or if you bring me some wine I would be nice enough to cut it out for you 🙂

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Once each letter was cut out I decided to cut small squares of green cardstock to back each of the letters to make them pop!

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Next I took some burlap string I got from Michaels and measured it against the space I wanted to hang my banner so I knew how long to cut the string. Once cut measure the string again so you know how far apart to space each of your letters. Then you can hot glue the spring to the back of each letter (I taped mine in place first to ensure everything was were I wanted it then I glued it).

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After the glue had dried I cut pieces of tulle to tie between my letters. Make sure whatever length you decide you want your tulle that you double it. You will fold the tulle in half then loop it around the string and through itself to get the look I used. I had intended to do two or three pieces in between each letter but after putting the one on I liked the simplicity of just one piece. So the skies the limit, you could put more or less.

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Even if you don’t have a silhouette you could easily make this using stencils and cutting out the cardstock yourself.

I found some cute clovers at the Dollar Store to add to the sides of the fireplace to go with my banner and I am very please with how it turned out.

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