Wednesday, February 25, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Banner

The top o'the morning to ye, my friends! Today I have a super fun St. Patrick's Day banner to share with you made with Really Reasonable Ribbon and the St. Patrick's Day Creativity Kit from Polly's Paper Etsy. I had to take down my beautiful Valentine banner...and my mantle looked so barren, that I decided to dress it up with the wearin' o' the green!

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Of course, my master plan was to have my mantle all beautifully decorated...but on the very day that I completed this banner, the drywall crew showed up to begin the repairs on our home from the water damage we incurred from broken pipe. So my living room is hermetically sealed right now, and I have no access to my mantle. So I had to improvise. Sigh..... This is a massive banner, measuring more than 4 feet in length. All the papers and images come from the kit, and I just added a few paper rosettes, buttons and fabulous ribbons and flowers. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

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This is the first panel on the banner. I stitched the pre-cut papers onto this gorgeous 1.5" Cream Mesh Ribbon. This is the most gorgeous stuff! It has a slight sheen to it, and is soooo soft and pretty. It was the perfect match for the lively Celery Green Plaid Ribbon I used to tie bows on either end of the banner. I topped the bow with a pretty Off White Chrysanthemum and then added white cosmos and green sweetheart blossoms from the green and white variety pack. Aren't they perfect for St. Pat's Day?

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Here are more of those sweet blossoms on the next panel where they adorn the LUCK greeting and the lucky horseshoe.

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You can see how great these greens work with these blossoms and the cream mesh ribbon. It's a match made in heaven!

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I tucked a whole cluster of them into the lid of this cute green teapot. You know how I love my tea!

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And they add so much texture, color and dimension to this panel. I hope Bonnie has lots of these in stock, because they are so perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

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Here you can see how I stitched along the cream mesh ribbon...and you can say hello to the Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick's Day parade and his lovely wife!

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The banner is finished off with another bodacious bow tied with my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool and topped with another off white chrysanthemum. I wish you could see this banner in's so festive and fun. The perfect pick me up for the end of winter. It will look great on my mantle...once I can hang it there. So, what do you do for St. Patrick's Day? We generally go out for fish and chips...and of course we wear green, so we don't get pinched! And, I always make a loaf of Irish Soda Bread which is almost as yummy as this banner! Thanks for stopping by!




  1. BIG HUGE WOW for you banner!! It's so cute and you put so many amazing details into it! Love it so much :)

  2. I know I commented over on your personal blog but just had to come here and reconfirm how GORGEOUS and FESTIVE I think this banner is! I am still in AWE of it ... FANTASTIC! Had I known you a couple years ago I would have been picking your brain for all the details as my Irish MIL would have certainly wanted this for her home! WOW!

  3. OMy Kathy this is absolutely darling Hun! Love all the details on each piece of the banner, you did an amazing job Hun! Love it!!!


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