Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner with Eileen Hull House Die
Hello, Friends! It’s time to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day! I’m here to help get the party started with a gloriously green Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner.
This banner is so happy, it makes me want to dance a jig! And, it’s easy to make, too, thanks to Eileen Hull’s House/Pocket Thinlits Die! (This is a tip I learned from my scrappy buddy, Maggi Harding.)
Measuring over 3 feet in length, the banner is made with 2 different sized pennants. The 3 large pennants are made with Eileen’s House Die. Turning it upside down gives it a great banner shape! Each of these pennants measures about 4″ x 6″.
The 4 smaller pennants each measure about 2 1/2″ x 3″. These are die cut from the Kelly Green cardstock that comes with the Clover collection. I simply selected a shaped label die that I like to create these.
A second layer of designer paper is cut with the hemstitch pocket die that come in the House/Pocket die set. Top this with a doily, add an image fussy cut from the 3″ x 4″ cards, toss in some flowers, vintage buttons and stick pins, and you’ve got yourself a mighty fine banner.
Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner Tips and Tricks
TIP: Pop the fussy cut focal image up on pop dots, foam tape or waste chipboard to add dimension to your banner.
Each pennant is stitched onto 1 1/2″ wide Emerald Plaid Ribbon.
TIP: Use binder clips to hold the pennants in place on your ribbon. Then stitch along both the top and bottom edge of the ribbon. This will ensure that the banner hangs flat.
TIP: If you’d rather not stitch, you can always attach the pennants with clothespins or colorful bulldog clips.
TIP: Tie bows between each pennant. For this banner, I’ve used Forest Green Taffeta Ribbon. First tie a long piece in a square knot. Then tie a double loop bow and adhere it on top.
Nothing says time to party like a banner! I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that will inspire you to make your own Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.