I am fully aware that St. Patrick's Day is in 4 days while Easter is almost a month away. I should probably be sharing some shamrock or rainbow crafts. Or at least something green. But I am busily working on my Easter mantel and just finished my Easter banner. It turned out so darn cute that I just couldn't wait to share it with you. And hey, it does have some green in it, so that counts for something, right?
I actually saw several book page banners with a St. Patrick's theme that I just loved. But I didn't get one made in time. I decided that instead I would use the same idea but change it up for Easter. Instead of just doing flat Easter eggs, I made them 3-D.
I am pretty much giddy with how it turned out. And I can't tell you how much I am loving having a white mantel– So glad I finally painted it!
This banner was super easy. Wanna make one yourself?
Easter Egg Banner Instructions
-Free printable pattern
-Scraps of colored paper
-Ink pad (0ptional)
-Twine or yarn
-Hot glue gun, scissors, and pencil
1-Print out the pattern. Trace the banner onto book pages, and the eggs onto colored paper. Make sure you cut two of each egg color.
2-Cut out all the pieces and ink the edges if desired. (You don't need to ink the top of the banner pieces yet.)
3-For the 3-D eggs, fold the top piece in half and run a tiny bead of hot glue down the fold. Quickly glue it to the center of the bottom egg.
4-Fold over the the top 1/2" of each of the banner pieces and ink the folded edge. Glue an egg in the center of each piece.
5-Now it's time to assemble your banner! Cut your piece of twine the length you need it. Arrange the banner pieces evenly along the twine. Then apply hot glue to the inside of the top fold and stick the twine inside. Press it closed for a few seconds till the glue dries.
6-Hang up your darling Easter banner, then stand back and admire it.
Looking for more Easter decorating ideas? Check these out:
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