No-Sew St. Patrick’s Day Banner
A DIY guest article by The Lolly Project.
I’ve always loved flag banners. They’re so easy to make, and can add so much personality to any room you decorate. With Valentine’s day checked off the calendar, St. Patrick’s day is the next big holiday to generate excitement within society. So, wouldn’t the reasonable thing be to combine my love for banners with St. Pat’s day to make a super cute, no-sew, easy-to-make decoration? The answer is yes. So that’s what I did.
SUPPLIES FOR THE FLAGS
- Canvas Fabric
- Printed Letters
- Sponge Brush
- Xacto Knife
- Green Paint
- Flag Template
- A Saying, Word, or Phrase (I chose “Lucky”)
Take your template, which you can print and cut out, and trace with a pencil, the flags for your banner. I decided to use a ratio of one letter to one flag. Cut out the flags once all have been traced. To add the letters/words/phrases onto your flags, take the printed letters and xacto knife and cut out the letters to create an outline.
When the letter outlines are created, tape them down, and with the sponge brush, dab the paint on top of the outline onto the banner. (Note: you will want to test your paper to check for bleed resistance.) I also found that an up-and-down blotting motion works best to deliver the paint to the canvas flags.
Remove the outline, and let the painted letter dry completely before continuing on to the next steps.
SUPPLIES FOR CREATING THE BANNER
- Painted Flags
- Green String/Ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun
Take your ribbon, and hot glue the flags on, about one inch apart.
And that’s it! A super easy, cute, and festive St. Patrick’s Day flag banner to hang in any room!