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Lucky Printable Gratitude Banner for St. Patrick’s Day

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As longtime readers know, I’m all about remembering to be grateful and developing a daily gratitude practice. Although having a new baby has kept me busy and unable to physically write down things I’m grateful for each day, I try to consciously offer gratitude in my mind on a daily basis for all the wonderful things in my life. In the first few weeks when LG’s sleep schedule was nonexistent and she wanted to nurse basically around the clock, I reminded myself of how thankful I was to have a healthy baby I was capable of nursing, a caring husband at home to help us out, a safe place to live, etc. I’ve found that being thankful is often most effective and needed when life is challenging. Those newborn days are behind us, but I still try to remember to be consciously grateful every single day for our smiling, healthy baby and her wonderful dad (among many other things!). Although mentally listing things you’re grateful for is fantastic, physically writing them down is even more beneficial, especially if you’re new to a gratitude practice. That’s why today I’m sharing a “lucky” printable gratitude banner for St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a fun and easy way to get yourself in the habit of gratitude and you’ll have a cute seasonal decoration at the end of the week.

Free Printable Lucky Gratitude Banner

Materials needed to make your lucky printable gratitude banner

  • Free printable gratitude banner file from Google Drive
  • Cardstock. I bought a package of this heavy duty 140 lb cardstock several years ago and am still using it for projects. It’s a little pricier up front, but the durability is worth it! Plus I’ve been using the same pack since 2015 so the actual price per project is very low at this point.
  • Scissors. A paper cutter is also handy, but you’ll need scissors for the points even if you cut the long edges with a paper cutter.
  • Bone folder or a metal spoon to help you make crisp folds, optional.
  • Twine, ribbon, etc. to hang your pendants. I used inexpensive satin ribbon.
  • A small single hole punch 1/8″(Using a or 1/16″ punch will help your pendants stay in place instead of sliding around like they usually do with a standard 1/4″ punch).
  • A lighter, optional

materials for printable gratitude banner

The idea behind this gratitude banner banner is that you print and cut out all the pendants at the beginning of the week, then each day you list (either on the back or “inside”) of the day’s letter a few things you’re grateful for. I always aim for at least 3 things, but preferably 5 or more. The image below shows only one thing because I wrote large for the photo.

To make and use your printable gratitude banner:

Print your printables and cut out each pendant along the outer lines. Do not cut along the center fold line.

printable lucky banner for St Patrick's Day

Fold the pendant over along the center line. Use a bone folder or the back of a metal spoon to help you get a nice, crisp line. You can also do this on a day to day basis instead of all at once. Write things you’re grateful for on the back or inside of your pendants! Again, I imagined this is a multi-day project, but you can write on all of them at once, give one to each member of your family, or use the banner however it best suits you.

free printable gratitude banner for st patrick's day

To make your banner, punch two holes in the top of each pendant and thread your ribbon through them, as shown. Singeing the ribbon’s ends carefully with a lighter held keep ribbon from fraying and makes it easier to lace through the holes. Repeat each day, adding your pendant along the twine, until you have a “lucky” banner at the end of the week!

Tie a loop in each end, hang, and enjoy. You can get creative with where you hang your banner – I decided mine looked nice around a lampshade! Our yellow walls, on the other hand, do not look particularly nice in photos – sorry. You can find a tutorial for the anchor ribbon wreath here. The blue mermaid sign peeking out in the bottom right corner has a tutorial right here and the painted upcycled bottle you can barely see to the sign’s left is right here. Yes, I do actually keep and use the things I make for tutorials! I’ve spoken to some bloggers who say they just end up tossing most of their tutorial projects, but that really isn’t my style. I use everything, at least for a while.

Of course, you can also simply make the banner as a cute reminder of how lucky you are without writing on the pendants, but it’s a fun way to get started with a gratitude practice. 🙂

And that’s all there is to it! This is such a quick and easy way to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day and to be mindful of life’s blessings at the same time.

"lucky" free printable gratitude banner

{{Oops – I realized after closing the file (that I didn’t save – doh!) that the image above shows a slightly incorrect version of the banner- the letters actually alternate colors (so C and the Y are green and the K gold). I just wanted to point that out so there’s no confusion when you see something a little different in the photos and the free printable!}}

If you’re new to developing a gratitude practice, please check out my free printable weekly gratitude journal page or join the Daily Gratitude Challenge and take advantage of an entire month of printable coloring pages with daily gratitude writing prompts!

Being consciously grateful every day has helped me so much over the past couple of years. I know it can sound a little cheesy if you haven’t tried it, but it seriously works! I really hope you decide to take advantage of some of the printable gratitude journal resources I’ve created for you. 🙂

What’s your favorite way to practice gratitude?

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  • Sarah February 16, 2018, 09:09

    This is such a lovely idea! Anything that celebrates gratitude definitely gets my vote!

  • Marieken February 14, 2018, 03:48

    That’s a cute banner, love those fresh spring-colours! I never write down things I am grateful for, I always think of five things that I liked or am grateful for on my bikeride home from work. Maybe I should try writing it down for a while.

    • Natasha February 14, 2018, 13:39

      That sounds nice, too! I love biking and have always found it kind of meditative so it seems like the perfect time to do some thinking.

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