Monday, March 3, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Mantel Decor

Hard to believe I am already half-way through my maternity leave! Most days I'm lucky to even put my contacts in but baby girl is finally getting on a decent schedule which has left me with some much needed free time! I figured since it's already March that today was probably a good day to take down my Valentine's Day decor which has left the mantel very sad and empty. However lucky for me I'm Irish which gives me even more of an excuse to decorate for St. Patrick's Day!

DIY Scrabble Decor
To create this simple DIY decor, all I did was take a framed canvas painting that I purchased at the Goodwill and covered it with some left-over burlap. Next I went through my jar of scrabble letters, yes, I had a jar, and created some St. Patrick's Day words in a scrabble game pattern. Once I had the pattern I wanted, I hot-clued the letters onto the burlap. Last but not least, I added a glitter foam shamrock that I bought in a pack from the Dollar Tree!

DIY Dollar Store Vase
I don't usually go to the Dollar Store for decor inspiration but when I saw these glittery green carnations I knew I had to incorporate them into my decor somehow! This vase couldn't have been easier to make! I took a medium sized mason jar and one of my glitter foam shamrocks from the pack I purchased at the Dollar Tree. I didn't glue the shamrock to the jar, I simply used some green leather "string" that I found at Hobby Lobby and wrapped the leather around the jar tightly enough to secure the shamrock. Then I used my wire cutter to cut the flowers down to the size I wanted and placed them inside! 

Rainbow Gumball Apothecary Jar
After purchasing about 10 bags of gumballs from the Dollar Tree to create my Valentine's Day decor I ended up with a bag full of multi-colored balls. So I simply put them in an apothecary jar by color, creating a rainbow pattern. It took less than 5 minutes and gives a nice pop of color to the mantel!

Thrifted Decor
I found this book at the Goodwill last summer for $1 and knew it would make for some unique mantel decor come March. Then back in January, I found this green mercury glass jar, again at the Goodwill, for only $5! It was originally from Homegoods and still had the tag on it for $14.99! Not only does it work for St. Patrick's Day, but it would also work if I decided to ever do a Mardi Gras theme!

Hobby Lobby Burlap Banner
I'm sure this banner would have been a pretty simple DIY project but at only $4.99, it was well worth it! When I spotted this at Hobby Lobby I assumed it was only the pennant pieces since it looked like it came unattached. To my surprise it was already pre-strung, but the string was a little uneven and not very sturdy. I decided to take it apart and used some jute twine that I already had to hot glue the banner together. It was quick, easy and very cute!

Putting It All Together

With Irish Love,
Meghan XoXo

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