Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner

Authjentique Clover March Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner

Hello, Friends!  I’m a bit late sharing this Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner with you all.  But maybe you’ll still find time to get one made before the day comes and goes!   This Throwback Thursday banner features Authentique Paper’s lovely Clover collection.  If you don’t have this discontinued collection, you could substitute the March Calendar Collection and be just fine. It comes together very quickly thanks to a handy dandy die and G45 Ivory Tags from my stash.

TIP:  Create an interesting banner by alternating the shape of the pennants.  This banner uses G45 Ivory Regular Tags and Eileen Hull’s Sizzix House/Banner Stitchlet Dies.

Let’s take a look at each individual pennant in this cheery banner.

The Wearin’ of the Green

Begin by die cutting patterned paper to fit the Graphic 45 tags.  Add machine stitching around the edges, if desired.

Next, die cut the the pointed pennant with the Sizzix die.  You will need to do this once using the frame only with plain cardstock (I used Authentique Spectrum). Then die cut it a second time with the perforated insert centered inside.  Use your patterned paper this time.  Now put the patterned paper in your cutter and trim away the edges.  Use the center of the perforated holes in the die as a guideline.

Tips and Tricks

  • Machine stitch a lace border to the top of the banner.  I actually stitch twice: once across the top edge, and a second time along the bottom.  This makes the banner lie nice and flat when it is hanging.
  • Add a lace doily layer to separate the background paper from the main image.
  • Adhere buttons and small bows between each pennant.

  • Stitch the center of shamrock buttons and adhere over the printed image for extra dimension.
  • Back an image with foam tape, bits of chipboard, or other dimensionals to help it stand out.

  • Fussy cut images from 3×4 cards to create lovely layers. Back each layer with dimensionals to help it stand out from the others.
  • Add bows and floral clusters to each end of the banner to finish.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas to help you create your own Saint Patrick’s Day banner.  If you are not big on St. Pat’s day, why not use a pretty spring paper collection instead?  Banners are such a cheery addition to our home décor.   And, if you are like me, they are a satisfying way to play with pretty papers!

Since all the flowers, papers and embellishments I’ve used in today’s post are retired items, there is no supply list.  Thanks for understanding.

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Thanks for stopping by!



10 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner

  1. Sara Barker

    I have always loved your banners, Kathy, and this one uses some really fun papers! I love the little shamrock buttons and the lace stitched at the top. Great details!

  2. Helen Budz

    I’m green with envy (lol) to see this banner celebrating green! I’ll be pulling out my remnant pieces of the March calendar papers to try this one. I know I have some wonderful lace in my ribbon tub of shame so this banner gives me a wonderful opportunity to use it. Getting ready to rummage around for some green flowers, ribbon and doilies–I know these are in my craft area somewhere! Thanks for inspiring me with this delightful project. Hugs.

  3. Martie Rollin

    BEAUTIFUL! Sewing that lace across the top has made a gigantic contribution to raising this banner to a much higher level! Talk about drama! Each banner is a lovely piece of artistry unto itself. The large green buttons, placed between the banner sections, are just enough embellishment to complete this banner design. Though not Irish, this is one banner I would proudly display in my Hungarian/Polish household!! Bring on all that lovely green!! This project is one of your very best, Kathy…really well designed and constructed. BEAUTIFUL!

  4. Susan Steele

    Very cute St. Patrick’s Day Banner Kathy! Just adorable! Luv all the embellishments you did with this one! But all your banners are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing this on our Throwback Thursday! Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. MaryH

    If I wasn’t an Orangeman, I would dance and Irish jig to celebrate your cleaver design. (NOT a good idea to wear or display orange on St. Patrick’s day or Green on Guy Fawkes Day.) Love the embellishments from the ribbon, buttons to the memorabilia. And plaid – you just do this so well! What a beautiful banner and love the tip to alternating different shapes for the pennants.

    Think next year I’ll try my hand at a Orange & Green combo on white on white patterns, after all I did have a red-haired Irish great grandfather and white is for peace between the two factions.


    Girl, this is the best banner yet!! I absolutely love the GREEN flowers, and the lace connecting each flag together – just simply perfect, my dear!!!

  7. soozyb2013

    You are the banner queen Kathy. The attention to detail, truly amazing pieces, each part is a little work of art.

  8. Priscilla Hughs

    I have leftovers from this collection! Lucky me…being an Irish lass myself I love St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks for this delightful banner!

  9. Gena Krannig

    I LOVE it! First of all it’s green! LOL My fav color. The images are just darling and the lace at the top of the banner is a lovely touch. It really dresses things up along with the pretty flower clusters and buttons. Your banners are always fantastic, Kathy and this one is no exception! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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