Tuesday, March 2, 2010

St. Patrick’s Day Mantle


I love my new decorations!

This is the first time I’ve ever decorated for Saint Patrick’s Day. But, after seeing so many blog posts with so many crafty ideas, I knew I had to do my own.


Emma helped my string my shamrock garland.

Right Side

This is the right side of my mantle display.

Shamrock Frame

I found this frame on clearance at Target for $2 after Valentine’s Day. I found the glittery foam shamrocks at Michaels. I just glued the shamrock to a piece of scrapbook paper I had in my stash. Then, I found some green buttons in my button stash and hot glued them to the corners of the frame.


I purchased a foam wreath form at Dollar Tree. They also had green and white carnations that I picked up for this wreath. I hung the wreath with a strip of white tulle from the craft room.

Left Side

For the garland, I used the foam shamrocks from Michaels. I cut a few shamrocks out of scrapbook paper and laminated them. Emma then threaded all the shamrocks onto green and white ribbon. I filled the glasses (in the left corner) with shredded paper and shamrock necklaces. The white vase is from the dollar spot at Target. I picked up the plate at Ross.


This frame is another Target clearance find. I printed our monogram on a piece of cardstock. I then cut it out and glued it to a piece of scrapbook paper. I had a stash of pom-poms in the school room which I placed in the bottom of the glass jar. I wrapped some ribbon around a candle from the Dollar tree and placed it on top of the pom-poms.

Pot of Gold

This is one of my favorite decorations. I painted a terra cotta pot black. I filled it with some green shredded paper. Then, I added a layer of “gold” (lima beans I spray painted metallic gold). I found the leprechaun picks at Michaels and cut the sticks so the leprechauns would be “standing” on the gold.

Can’t wait to start prepping for my Easter mantle!!



jenjen said...

So festive! It looks great! I love everything that you've done!


fawnda said...

Very festive indeed! I love how it turned out! : )

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

adorable! i love the pom poms in the glass jar!