We're kinda proud of our sliver of Irish heritage in this house. St. Patrick's Day is Brian's favorite holiday. He's a big fan. We're going to be in the middle of moving for this year's St. Patty's Day, but you will usually find us at a parade, wearing green, with beer in hand. Yep, even when I'm pregnant (but without the beer of course...mostly).
Wow, I got wildly off track of the garland, but here we go. I made garland this year for our mantle, and thought I'd share how I made it. It was super duper easy!
Green fabric scraps (or like mine, green patterned)
Green felt stickers (or you could glue small shamrocks if you can't find stickers)
Scissors and/or rotary cutter
2. Then I cut horizontally with the rotary cutter. But you could do that with scissors too. I was not very exact in the measurements, I just did them roughly the same.
3. I ended up with 16 rectangles, then cut little triangles out of the bottom to make them pennant shaped. Is that the right term for them? I know pennants can be triangles, too...
4. I gathered up the rest of my garland making items!
6. Cut your green scrap fabric into strips. Mine are roughly 1 to 2 inches wide by 4 to 6 inches long. I was not exact at ALL.
8. Sew the yarn through your pennants. I did only an entry and exit stitch, but you could stitch all across the top if you have a lot of time to kill.
9. After all your pennants have been strung, tie your fabric scraps between each pennant. I only did one knot each so that I could slide them on the yarn to arrange them once they were hung.