St. Paddy’s Garland.

March 8, 2011

I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day!! Probably has something to do with the 50% Irish that’s in me!

 

It was always celebrated in our home when I was growing up…. our grandma would send us St. Paddy’s cards with little gifts and we would have the typical Irish meal- corn beef, potatoes, cabbage… YUM YUM! Anyways, these past couple weeks I’ve been busy coming up with some easy DIY St. Paddy’s decorations. Here’s the first of a few I will be sharing!

 

 

I made this St. Paddy’s garland and I think it’s a great addition to the window for this LOVELY green holiday! I will be the first to say that I think it looks like something you might find in Anthropologie… Can’t you just see this on one of their wooden walls, or above a dresser in their bedroom-design area, or even above one of their cool claw-foot tubs?!?! If you disagree, we can agree to disagree!! I told you here that I’ll probably be decorating this window with every holiday and I have yet to miss a holiday!! I am currently patting myself on the back as I type this post :) This garland was SUPER easy and fun to make! You can make this garland using any color scheme and put it anywhere in the house (ie. bathroom, nursery, master bedroom).

 

I started with my supplies:
1. a few cheap yards of fabric from Wal-Mart (I stuck with the green theme (obviously!)),
2. some extra burlap I had lying around
3. a piece of ribbon (about 2 yards long)

 


I then ripped (and cut) strips of fabric. The strips were about 1-1 1/2″ wide by 14-18″ long. Here are all my strips sittin’ pretty:

 

 

I laid out the ribbon and just started tying the strips onto the ribbon. I didn’t put the fabric in any particular order.  I grabbed a piece of fabric, tied a knot, grabbed a piece of fabric, tied a knot, etc.:

 

 

I made my garland really full, so I tied fabric on top of other pieces of fabric:

 

 

I made this while watching TV one night…. probably some fantastic episode of the Real Housewives of some-city!

 


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