Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Banner

A little bit of Irish in our home!

  Well, it was time to replace the "Love" banner that I put up on Valentine's Day, and I knew I wanted to do something for St. Patrick's Day.  I thought that a banner with shamrocks and Irish flags would be just the thing.

  I found a pack of 12 shamrocks at the Dollar Store. They had two colors, a light green and the dark green with glitter that I ended up using.

  Irish flags turned out to be harder to find. I looked at the Dollar Store and some of the other craft stores in our area, but ended up finding them on sale at Oriental Trading. I was already ordering some stuff for Perrin's upcoming birthday, so I added them on to my order and found a coupon code for free shipping. Pretty sweet!

  I took the flags off their flagpoles and strung them and the shamrocks through the same loop onto a long string of jute. Once I was happy with the spacing, I hot glued the shamrocks into place.

  I call this my "James Bond" glue gun because it comes with its own case and three more tips.  The whole thing looks pretty awesome. It's plugged into the power strip on my new sawhorse desk (Andrew will be blogging about that soon). 

  And that easily, I had a St. Patrick's Day Banner! It cost me about $3 to make - I didn't use all the shamrocks and flags, so I have to come up with something else for them. There's always next year ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!

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