Monday, March 7, 2011

Simple St. Patrick's Day Bunting

This simple St. Patrick's Day craft is the first of many book page buntings I've made through the years for nearly every holiday. This one was originally created in 2011 and is still one of my favourite crafts. It's easy to put together, uses supplies that are readily available and I love how it looks displayed! Scroll down for a full tutorial and check out my other book page buntings here.


What you'll need to make your own St. Patrick's Day Bunting: 

Some string

A stapler

A few buttons

Green cardstock

Gluestick or other type of adhesive

Some pages from an old book 


Here's how you'll put it together:

1. Using your book pages cut out 5 or more rectangles approximately 3.5" x 6" in size.

2. Cut a triangle shape out of the bottom of your rectangles. Hint: From left to right, find the center of your rectangle then measure 1 3/4 " from the bottom to find where the top point of your triangle will be.

3. Cut out the number of shamrocks you'll need from green cardstock. I used the stained glass image HERE as my template.

4.  Attach shamrock's to your banner pieces being sure to allow enough room to fold over the top edges. Place a button in the center of each shamrock.

5. Now you're ready to put your banner together. Simply cut your length of string and attach banner pieces to string by folding top edge of banner pieces over the string & staple. Space banner pieces evenly along the string by sliding them back and forth as needed.

6. Now hang that cutie up somewhere and enjoy your new {oh so simple}St. Patty's Day decor!

Check out the following posts for more St. Patrick's Day Fun:


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Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

42 comments:

  1. Simple and beautiful. Love it.

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  2. i love this banner. that green window is sooooo pretty too.

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  3. love it. and that green window you tacked it on...SO awesome.

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  4. Love it! So cute! I'd love to have you link this up at my new Link Party!

    http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-something-monday-link-party-1.html

    -Sarah

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  5. My dear...these are beautiful!! You have a true talent!

    kisses
    heather

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  6. LOVE this! Will be posting it to my tumblr!!
    www.libbybonjour.tumblr.com

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  7. Love this! Can't wait to try it!

    -Chic Done Cheap

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  8. I love this! It is so dang cute and I am featuring it on my blog today!!

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  9. This is so pretty! Some of the simplest projects can be the most inspiring. Love it!

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  10. This is adorable :) please come on over and link up to MMM!!

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  11. Adorable! I'll be making this for our mantel. Thanks!

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  12. Thank you Rebecca. This is a great idea. And, super, simple too. Love that.

    heather
    xoxo

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  13. Super festive. Love it!

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  14. hey Rebecca
    I recently received the Stylish Blogger Award and I am passing it on to you!!! I love your blog and always look forward to reading about your crafts :)
    hugs
    Manni

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  15. This is perfect! I love it! TFS!

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  16. Love this! I put it on a list of my favorite tutorials for the week here: http://modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com/2011/03/few-of-my-favorite-tutorials.html
    So cute!

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  17. Very easy and cute idea. I shared it on my Thrifty Homemaker FB page and Twitter.

    Angela

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  18. how about the green shutters?? how can i get them?? ;)
    love your banner... and it's the perfect green!

    love your photos, too... i've been parousing your blog and am dreamily (word?) swept away...

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  19. Love this! And your photography is gorgeous! I am filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com. Can't wait to make one!

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  20. So simple and so beautiful! I think this would look lovely for any holiday!

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  21. This is just sweet. Your blog is beautiful as well.

    Have a great weekend!

    Fuchsia

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  22. We are your newest followers. =)

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  23. this is so simple and elegant - love it :)

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  24. It's hard for me to find St. Paddy's projects I like - this one is perfect!

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  25. I love your Shamrock garland for St. Patrick's Day, it is so simple and cute! I hope it's okay, I featured it in a St. Patrick's Day round-up hub here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/St-Patricks-Day-Craft-Tutorials-and-DIY-Home-Decor-Round-Up

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  26. These are adorable! Thank you for sharing:)

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  27. Very fun. I just made one for myself!

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  28. I'm a new follower and I absolutely love your banner. I shared it today in my St. Patrick's Day round-up. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Andi

    http://crazydazedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/03/seeing-green.html

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  29. I've wanted to make this since, oh last year, and finally did! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  30. I made this yesterday afternoon. I love it. Thanks for sharing. The buttons are the perfect touch!

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  31. I love this and have featured it over on my craft blog: www.andsewwecraft.com

    Hope that is okay!

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  32. you got skills.....That green window is so beautiful....so impressive.

    window shutters clayton, ca

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  33. So pretty! And easy to make! I just might have to try my hand at this. I'd love to feature it on my blog if that's ok.

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  34. Hi! I found you through Pinterest and fell in love with this banner. It is just darling! You did a great job! I am now following your wonderful blog via Google Friend Connect, and I featured you on my blog :)

    http://aprons-n-pearls.blogspot.com/2013/02/oh-how-pinteresting-shamrock-special.html

    Have a great day!

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  35. LOVE this, too! Thanks to you we might actually have decorations for St. Patrick's Day this year...hooray!

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  36. Your banner is adorable! I shared it on my blog today if you want to check it out go to http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com/2013/03/10-must-do-st-patricks-day-crafts-for.html

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  37. I made this for myself last year and am making 3 more for friends to bring a little of the Irish into their abodes. Thank you so much for this very clever idea!

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  38. How cute is that? I love the color green you used!

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  39. I loved this cute bunting and I just featured it in my 10 best St. Patrick's Day crafts roundup article over at my CraftyMarie dot com website. Many thanks, Marie

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  40. Very cute and great minds think alike!! http://littlevintagecottage.blogspot.com/2014/02/st-patricks-day-decor.html

    Tania

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