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Thursday, March 7, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Decor


St. Patrick's Day is another great decorating holiday for me. Okay, maybe all holidays are fun to decorate for. You see, I have this little niche in my entry way, that is perfect for just a small amount of decor. I don't need to go crazy with St. Patrick's Day decorations, just a little touch of some four leaf clover charm!


I love to decorate with one or two picture frames. Sometimes I even paint them to match my decor. This month, I happened to get lucky (*wink*) and my frames were already the right color! I made this cute St. Patrick's Day banner to drape across. Super easy, and super fun!

 
I started with card stock and Designer Series Paper, and cut out five 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles. So they would all be the same, I measured 1 1/4" up from the bottom-center, marked it and hand cut out the bottom portion. Then I started decorating! 
 
 
The rainbow are 1/4" strips that were longer than the banner piece. I glued them snug up against each other and then flipped it over and trimmed the extra. I added Crumb Cake butterflies, with the Elegant Butterfly Punch, and Rhinestones.

The paper on the next banner piece is Tea for Two Designer Series Paper. I simply matted the clover image from Got Treats stamp set, and popped it with a Dimensional.

The lolli (I think that's what people are calling them) is a piece of 1 1/2" x 11" Lucky Limeade card stock. I punched the edge with the Scallop Trim Border punch and then scored between each scallop. I folded it accordion style, glued the ends together, formed a circle and used hot glue with my silicone sheet to secure it. It took patience to hold it for a few minutes because those lollies like to spring back! I pushed the Antique Brad straight down into the hot glue before it was cured.

First Edition Designer Series paper is the background for my next banner piece. I made a mini banner on it with 3/8" x 7/8" pieces of card stock. I punched little flowers from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to adorn my mini banner (Thanks for your suggestion Sera!), and topped them with Rhinestones.

The clover on the last piece is made using a retired Stampin' Up! punch (Heart to Heart). I folded the hearts in half and sponged all the edges with Soft Suede ink, then opened them and assembled the clover. The 'lucky' is stamped with Old Olive ink onto Lucky Limeade card stock. This alphabet set is also retired, but can easily be substituted.

Last, I strung all of the pieces together with Linen Thread, and simply tied it to my frame. Now, I need to plan for my Spring niche decor!


3 comments:

seralewis said...

I love this SO much. Can I be you one day?

Deena Boos said...

Thanks, Sera! I think that's funny, because I want to be you!

Merri said...

I absolutely love this!!!!

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