We've had a tough month around our house, but hopefully things will start looking up in the coming weeks! Thanks for being patient and sticking with me!
I did manage to get a couple of little St. Patrick's Day decorations made. I love St. Patrick's Day. My ancestors are Irish and it was always a big deal around our house. My husband, who is a teensy-tiny bit Irish, also loves the holiday. I think mainly because of the green beer, but I have to admit, I like that part too.
So, without further ado...here is what I came up with for St. Patricks' Day. My inspiration was partially from what I did for Valentine's Day as well as a couple of posts that I've seen over the past month or so. (I want to apologize for the great bloggers that had a couple of these ideas. I thought I'd bookmarked them so I could link to them, but can't find them now. If you remember seeing them, please comment with the link!)
Super easy! I drew a couple of lines for the bouquet. Then, I used my Silhouette to cut out a bunch of hearts and used double-stick tape to attach them. After that, I drew a bow with a silver paint pen and added some fake rhinestones from Hobby Lobby. I had all the paper, so only had to buy the rhinestones with were a couple of bucks for a bunch! I think I might put this in frame and keep it up year round.
For the candle, I took off the Valentines ribbon, used my Silhouette to cut out shamrocks in different colors and sizes and used double stick tape to attach them. I see great things in this candle's future. It's so versatile!
This was probably the easiest of them all. I used Microsoft Word and a bunch of different fonts and greens. I did have to look up Gaelic words online for some of them. Then, I printed it off at home on plain old copy paper and stuck it in a $3.00 frame from Wal-Mart.
This is my little corner shelf where everything is at. It's become my theme shelf.
The other little vignette I created was super easy as well.
I found a font I liked in Microsoft Word and cut it out with my Silhouette along with one of the shamrocks I'd printed earlier. I'd had some fake stems from a few years back that I threw into a little white vase I'd gotten from my husband's grandparent's house. I have three and love them. So, again these were both free. Woo hoo!
We are making a lot of progress on the new house, so look for posts on that coming soon too!