I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. My favorite 4-letter word (other than wine) is ALWAYS going to be free. Especially when it looks FAB and is in the party décor category.
So, let’s talk St. Patrick’s Day. If you haven’t already gotten the memo from this post or this post, I’m SUUUUPER into this holiday. Very serious, to be exact. My first name is Casey, middle name is Erin… enough said.
I’m also still obsessing over these green tassel earrings that I bought last week. They are going to be SO perfect for my week of green outfits leading up to the big day on the 17th. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, make sure that you do so you don’t miss any of the shamrock shenanigans.
Let’s get down to business. This free printable, ladies and gents. What does it say? Slainte. Prounced like slant-ch-ya. Or, if you are like me and pronounce everything wrong, just watch this little youtube video to perfect your form! Ha!
So what does it mean? Slainte is a word from the Gaelic language spoken natively in Ireland and literally means “health.” But, they use it as a toast like we say “cheers” here in the states. So start practicing now, and be sure to say “Slainte!” whenever you sip a drink near a friend on St. Patty’s Day.
To help your celebration along, I created this FREE printable banner template! This is perfect for hanging on a wall, bar cart, counter, or wherever else you can dream up after you’ve had a few Guinness…
What You’ll Need:
- Paper (cardstock is best, but regular printer paper is fine)
- String or thin ribbon
- Hole punch (preferred, but see directions for no hole punch at the end)
- Tape (optional)
- Download & print banner – click HERE to download
- Cut out each individual pennant
- Punch a hole in the upper left and right corner of each pennant
- Lay out pennants in order “S – L – A – I – N – T – E – !”
- Thread the string through the pennants, so that the string is hidden in the back
- Knot the string into a loop at either end for hanging
- Optional: use tape to space out pennants along the string. Adjust the middle pennants (I & N) to desired location on the string, add a small amount of tape to the back of the pennants to secure the string in place. Repeat with the rest of the pennants until you achieve desired look, working from center pennants outward to ensure even spacing.
- ***If you do not have a hole punch, use tape to secure the string. Hold string in place on top of pennant, and add a piece of tape that folds over the top edge, securing the string in place. Do this on both the upper right and left edge of each pennant.
We are getting SO close to my fav holiday of the year and I hope that this easy, cheap banner helps to get you in the spirit! Be sure to tag me on any photos of your creations, I can’t wait to see them! Be sure to #TREATYOSELF after your totally draining craft project is done. I sure did!
Cheers (& Slainte!),