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St. Patrick’s Day Mantle

Now that you all think I’ve gone off the decorating deep end, let me share my St. Patrick’s Day Mantle with you.

I know, I know…who is that crazy lady that’s decorating her mantle again? After having so much fun and such a great response for my Valentine Mantle, I just had to decorate it for St. Patrick’s Day. While I usually decorate for every season and every holiday, I don’t usually decorate too much for St. Patrick’s Day. I guess this has turned into a new tradition, coming up with a different mantle to share with you for every holiday.

Once again, I have broken down each step, to give you a play by play, easy to decorate, mantle.

  1. Begin by gathering your supplies and decorations, since I don’t have too many actual St. Patrick’s Day decorations, I really needed to think outside the box on this one
  2. I added some green gingham fabric
  3. And a wire with shamrocks on it

  1. I typed the Irish Blessing out and added shamrocks on the top and bottom, backed it with some green scrapbook paper and framed it
  2. On the opposite end, because it creates good balance, I added a green vase with dried green hydrangeas (this was the first of my outside the box thinking)
  3. This is how it looks when you place a large item at each end

  1. I added some plastic grass (I know, weird, but it added color and texture)
  2. I started collecting holiday dishes a few years back, so I do have a few St. Patrick’s Day pieces, the crystal piece is shaped like a shamrock
  3. Then I filled a small crystal vase with green Jolly Ranchers (thinking outside the box again, I just searched the house for anything green)

  1. I added my other dishes, the bowl gave me a little problem, as it wouldn’t stay up. I started with a small crystal plate (not in the picture) and had the glue gun heating up (yep, old blue to the rescue again :) ) Then I sat down to the computer and next to my monitor was this little candy dish, empty of course, it worked perfect to hold the bowl and I didn’t even have to use the glue gun.
  2. Then I added my little wooden leprechaun
  3. And decided the candy dish/bowl duo needed a little color, so I added a piece of fabric with shamrocks on it

  1. Then while folding laundry in my bedroom (inspiration comes from many places for me) I happen to remember some jewelry that I had. So I added the bracelet to one end
  2. And a shamrock that used to be a necklace (funny how we hold onto things for such a long time)

So, there you have it…another fun Mantle. And the best part, I spent $-0- on it.

Do you decorate for St. Patrick’s Day? How about some green food for dinner? You guessed it, I will be sharing our St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in a couple weeks.

Sorry for the pictures being all wonky, they are giving me a bit of a challenge right now.

This post linked to:

~St. Patrick’s Day Party hosted by Created By Diane

~Made by You Mondays hosted by Skip To My Lou

~St. Patrick’s Day Party hosted by Somewhat Simple

~Frugal Friday hosted by Life As Mom

~Frugalicious Friday hosted by Finding Fabulous

~Get Your Craft on Thursday hosted by Life as Lori

~Works For Me Wednesday hosted by We Are THAT Family  

Comments

  1. I think it looks great!!

  2. Very pretty! I love the grass!

  3. Looks great Liz! I really like adding the plastic grass, it’s perfect.

  4. Ally says:

    Oh my word…so cute! I love all that green stuff :) Also, I really like how you chose more muted green shades as opposed to the grass greens that St Pats day is usually represented with. Awesome!
    .-= Ally´s last blog ..I’m an Infertile Mrytle =-.

  5. Mandy says:

    It’s cute! I love decorating for holidays! :D

  6. askcherlock says:

    What sweet decorations. Being Irish I especially like what you have so creatively done.
    .-= askcherlock´s last blog ..Republican Political Ayatollahs =-.

  7. Ahhhh…St. Patty’s Day… reminds me of spring. Surely it can’t be too far away!

  8. I decorate for each holiday, too. :-) It’s fun.

    Liz, I have an award for you. :-) The post is here:
    http://thekrazykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-am-so-thankful-for-all-wonderful-and.html

  9. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    You totally kill me. I can’t believe you decorated for St. Patrick’s Day..is adorable! Your enthusiasm for the holidays and seasons is very contagions. I actually bought some Easter decorations today :)
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..Spicy Jambalaya =-.

  10. Michelle says:

    Love it! Especialy the $0~ I “pays” to think outside the box. HE HE.

    Sorry I am very sleep deprived.

    You did a great job, and I think the grass was perfect, and great idea with the Irish blessing.
    :) Michelle

  11. Jennie says:

    This is so cute. I was on the hunt for St. Patrick Day decor ideas. Thanks!

  12. Cindy S says:

    Very festive, I like the grass, something fresh is always nice.
    .-= Cindy S´s last blog ..Bird Pillow =-.

  13. angie says:

    looks really nice and festive
    .-= angie´s last blog ..Friday Frustration =-.

  14. Allyson says:

    Fun! I’m part Irish (and my grandfather was born on St. Patrick’s day) so we LOVE the holiday! :-) And, of course, I just love the story of St. Patrick too!
    .-= Allyson´s last blog ..Save the Candle! =-.

  15. Leanne says:

    It looks great. I’m not ready to decorate for Easter yet either. I don’t have very many St. Patrick’s Day decorations, so I’m just spreading a little green here and there throughout the house.
    .-= Leanne´s last blog ..Fast and Cheap Centerpiece =-.

  16. lori says:

    I love your mantle! I love the grass. Well actually I love everything…

    Thanks for joining get your Craft on Thurs. Please come and join the party next week!

    Lori
    .-= lori´s last blog ..Kitchen remodel, and I mean remodel! =-.

  17. what pretty ideas you have :)
    .-= Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}´s last blog ..shamrock cookies and a giveaway =-.

  18. Shelley says:

    LOVE it!!!! Stunning really. I need you to decorate my mantle! ;)

  19. lesley says:

    I LOVE your mantle. Such great ideas. I especially love the grass. I might have to steal that for my Easter plans.
    Please check out my st pat’s mantle on my blog: serialcrafters.blogspot.com
    lesley recently posted..countdown to st patspart 2 table decorMy Profile

  20. Kari says:

    Hi! I just wanted to leave a comment and say that I found your St Patty’s decor very charming. I featured it in a round up on my blog – hope it drives some traffic your way! Here is a link to my post:

    http://bigplanslittlevictories.blogspot.com/2012/03/whats-in-grandmas-bowl-st-pattys-round.html

    Best,
    Kari

  21. Erin Spain says:

    Looks great! I featured this on my blog today.

    -Erin Spain
    DIYOntheCheap.com

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