Thursday, March 1, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Decor

Hello all, Sara here.

It's March, can you believe it?  I can't.  The start of March means less (well hopefully less) than two months until Baby Brother's debut.  It also means spring is right around the corner and St. Patrick's Day is coming up.

Until this year I didn't have any intentions of decorating for St. Patrick's Day.  The last couple of years we have gone down to the St. Patrick's Day parade with playgroup, but other than that I haven't gotten into the holiday. Well thanks again to Pinterest and all the fun things I saw on there, I just knew I would end up making a couple of things to decorate our front entryway.

Here are all the decorations, I came up with.  I kind of pulled things from all over the house to bring this all together, but I am really loving how it came out!

The St. Patrick's Day printable came from Funky Polkadot Giraffe (there are a lot of fun printables on this site!) and was the starting point for everything else.  I loved the thought of using rainbows along with the different shades of green.

I made the topiary on a whim.  I had seen a shirt made with a rainbow using scrap fabric and loved it.  I searched my stash and luckily had all the colors of the rainbow.  I used Heat n' Bond to put it together and simply hot glued the dowel rod to the back of the rainbow.  I used some gold coins from my son's treasure chest and some left over yarn from the wreath to complete my pot of gold topiary.

The wreath is based again on one I had seen on Pinterest (I am on that website a little too much apparently!).  I made a smaller version of the rainbow and attached it to the wreath with a hair clip.  (I have plans to change the wreath around after St. Patrick's Day, so stay tuned.)  The shamrocks are made of felt using this tutorial from Sugar Bee Crafts.  Again I used hair clips so they can easily be removed or moved around.

I loved the splashes of color with all the green. Now our house is ready for St. Patrick's Day!!

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