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St. Patrick’s Day season is here and I wanted something fun and bright on my door. Most St. Patty’s day decor is green but I decided to go the rainbow route.
I could not find a banner and realized I was going to have to make it. So not only is this a tutorial for a St. Patrick’s Day decoration, it’s also a tutorial for your basic banner.
What you will need:
- white canvas fabric
- Painters tape
- a rainbow of acrylic paints
- foam brush
- iron-on vinyl
- wood dowel
- yarn or string
I cut my white canvas to 12”x36”. It really doesn’t matter what the size is, it’s totally up to you!
I folded it in half, longways. Remember the hot dog fold? I cut one end diagonally to create that “v” at the bottom.
I folded all the edges in 2 times, about a 1/4 of an inch each, and pinned it down and then sewed. I’m all about eyeballing it which means it’s not perfect.
I used my wood dowel to measure where I needed to sew for it to fit. If you can find a banner already made then you can skip all of this and start painting.
Time to paint! I decided to I didn’t want a traditional rainbow. I picked hot pink, coral, bright yellow, lime green, bright blue, and a bright purple. I also couldn’t find my painters tape so I used some washi tape instead. It totally worked but was kind of sad to waste that pretty washi tape! Just mark off the stripes you want to paint with tape, again I eyeballed it so it’s not perfect. Tape the first 3 stripes with spaces in the middle and then once that dries, tape and paint your remaining stripes.
Once it is dried I went to my handy, dandy Cricut and cut out the word Lucky with two shamrocks out of glittery iron-on vinyl.
I ironed those babies on there and then added my dowel and yarn.
A super bright, colorful, glittery St. Patrick’s Day door decoration!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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