St. Patrick’s Day Mantel:Subway Art and Garland

A little Luck of the Irish decorating for you today

The one day of the year, you can celebrate being green…whether you are Irish or not!

Even though I shared my St. Patrick’s Day Mantel last year, I changed it up a bit, so I thought I would share it again.

1.  I started with a green gingham piece of fabric and a wired shamrock garland. On the front of the Mantel, I added the garland that I made last year. {directions below}

2.  Then on one ended I added St. Patrick’s Day Subway Art that I found at Today’s Fabulous Finds via Organize and Decorate Everything.

3.  Some plastic grass and a green vase to add color and texture, were added on the other end

4.  And in the middle, I added a bowl and mug that I bought several years ago at Hobby Lobby

Then came the small items

1.  Another cup that I found at Hobby Lobby

2.  Then filled it with plastic gold coins {simple trick if you don’t have enough to fill the mug, fill with paper or plastic bag, then just add coins to the top}

3.  And a Leprechaun to add a little more whimsy and luck

St. Patrick’s Day Garland

Do you have cookie cutters stashed away that don’t get used much? Put them to work with your crafts too!

You will need…

  • Shamrock Cookie Cutters
  • Green Construction Paper
  • St. Patrick’s Day Printables {sources below}
  • Ribbon
  • A Sewing machine or glue

Trace shamrocks using cookie cutters onto construction paper. Print and cut out St. Patrick’s Day Printables {sources below}. Measure your ribbon the length you need for your Mantel or shelf. Then lay out the shamrocks and printables, and sew them on to the ribbon.

If you don’t sew, you can simply glue them onto the ribbon. Did you know Elmer’s has an amazing new line of craft adhesives? We have been using them for Casey’s Science Fair project.

St. Patrick’s Day Subway Art

Subway Art is all the rage now! I love all the different ideas there are…

For the Subway Art I used on the Mantel, I simply printed it out and slipped it into a frame. The frame has a little gold on it, that ties into the St. Patrick’s Day theme and the gold coins. I found it at Today’s Fabulous Finds.

1.  from Duct Tape and Hot Glue

2.  from Itsy Bitsy Paper

3.  from Krazy Craft Lady

4.  from Amy Tried It

 St. Patrick’s Day Printables

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  1. Christine says:

    Cute! Thanks for featuring my subway art :) I’m your newest follower.

  2. Gorgeous!!!

  3. Very Cute!I must admit I don’t decorate for St. Patricks Day but love your mantle. The garland is so cute!
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  4. What a cute mantel. Love it. I really like the ginghman cloth idea. I may have to add that to my mantel. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  5. Kim says:

    I love seeing mantel decor! I redo mine every month (well, at least this year). Your March mantel is wonderful!
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  6. Wow! Great ideas! My Great Great Granny O’Toole would be proud! (not that I ever met her – but she was from Ireland) Thanks for the inspiration!
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  7. Marilyn says:

    Just came home from a vacation in Florida and was putting out all my St. Patrick’s day things today. Love your mantel and am inspired by it.

  8. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    As always I’m loving the decorations!

  9. Janet says:

    I love how you decorated your mantle, it’s so cheerful and fun! Thanks so much for linking to my subway art. :)

  10. This looks so fabulously festive!

  11. lindsi says:

    Very fun and festive! I’d love to have you share this with my readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays linky party.
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  12. Oh I do like a bit of Irish luck ! What a fun post , thanks so much !
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  13. we have several really FUN st atricks day freebies on our site.
    did you see these?

  14. Stopping by from Made by You Mondays. Your mantel is cute. I like seeing all the different touches and the texture from the grass. I’m having a St. Patty’s link party and would for you to share this post. :)
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