This St. Patty’s Gnome Banner is absolutely adorable! If you are a little gnome fan then you know you NEED to make this – I mean what’s better than a cute banner full of gnomes to really set the stage for St. Patrick’s Day!
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St. Patty’s Gnome Banner
The full list of materials, tools, and instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.
If you like to decorate part of your home for the different holidays throughout the year, then this St. Patrick’s Day craft is for you!
Everyone is going crazy for gnomes right now, and this sweet little leprechaun gnome banner will look so festive hung along a mantle or up on a wall.
No sewing is involved – just a hot glue gun – and it’s a fun craft that you could customise to other seasons too!
The St. Patty’s Gnome Banner is made using relatively cheap materials like felt, burlap, ribbon, and twine – things you may already have in you craft stash!
If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the Poundshop, The Range, Wilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for craft bargains!
Materials & Tools Used in This Craft
The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below, although you may find them in your local craft store too.
- Green Buffalo Check Bandana – or a piece of fabric.
- Wooden Shamrocks – these are optional, they’re used as a template to draw around. You could just as easily print a shamrock onto a piece of cardstock and use that instead.
- Roll of Burlap
- Shamrock Ribbon
- Wooden Beads – to make the gnome’s nose, you could also use a pompom.
- Felt – in the following colors – green, black, yellow, and orange.
- White Cardstock – to make triangle template.
More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
Looking for more crafts to make for St. Patrick’s Day? Here are some for you to check out:
- Irish Flag Rosette Decorations for St. Patrick’s Day
- How To Make Shamrock Balloon Wands
- Do You Want To Build A Snowman? St. Patrick’s Day Olaf Edition
- These St. Patrick’s Day Puppets Are Simple & Fun To Make!
- St. Patrick’s Day Green Sugar Scrub | Leprechaun Sugar Scrub!
- Free Printable Build A Leprechaun Paper Doll | St. Patrick’s Day Activity!
I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try.
How Do I Make a St. Patty’s Gnome Banner?
Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- White Cardstock
- Green Buffalo Check Bandana/Fabric
- Wooden Shamrocks, optional, used as a template to trace around*
- Roll of Burlap
- Shamrock Ribbon
- Wooden Beads**
- Green Felt
- Black Felt
- Yellow Felt
- Orange Felt
- Glue Gun
- Cut cardstock into a triangle that fits the width of the burlap. To get your triangle perfectly symmetrical, fold the cardstock in half before cutting. Or print out a triangle shape.
- Trace the triangle onto the burlap 5-7 times or as many as you'd like for your banner, and cut out.
- Cut a length of twine for your banner. Set your burlap triangles and space them apart to your preference and measure your twine accordingly.
- Hot glue the twine under the back of the burlap triangles, folding over the top edge to secure the twine.
- Sketch and cut out a round-ish beard on orange felt, small triangles for the gnome hat on the green felt, a thin black felt rectangle, and a small yellow felt square for the hat.
- Place felt pieces on the banner and glue them into place. Hot glue the smallest wooden bead just under the hat and centered on the beard. Repeat for every other burlap banner piece.
- Trace a wooden shamrock onto the green buffalo check fabric. Center it on the burlap banner and hot glue carefully as it is a thin material and very hot. Repeat for every other burlap banner piece.
- Glue a piece of the shamrock ribbon to the top edge of each burlap banner piece.
- Hang where desired! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
*Print a shamrock shape onto cardstock to use as a template instead.
**You could use small pompoms to make the nose instead of wooden beads.