Monday, March 7, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Decor

Happy MONDAY! 
I hope it's a happy one for you! 
I did not want to get out of bed this morning, but I've managed so far. 
I just wanted to share my St. Patrick's Day shelf with y'all.
I've had part of it up there for a couple of weeks.
I knew I wanted to put some subway art up there, but kept forgetting. 
I finally remembered! YAY!
So here's the completed project!


I'm digging it. :) So, as always let's break it down.

I made the little green candle holder the same way I always do. :)
I podged the fabric onto a a little votive holder.  
The fabric I used is actually part of a sheet I bought at the goodwill. It's a toddler sheet that I'm going to use to make an apron. :) Can't beat $2 for over a yard of fabric.
I also tried to make the green not as bright by mixing mod podge and brown acrylic paint together.  
I needed a little more height on the left and found that pillar candle in my kitchen. 
It was a gift from my brother and his wife.


I got this lovely subway art from eighteen25!
They do subway art for almost every holiday. 
I used one of my trusty black target frames and some Bazzill polka dot card stock for the background.


You've seen this K before.  
Gotta let folks know who's house they're in. :) 
I got these books from my father-in-law.  
They're pretty special.  
The little brown one was one of Charlie's grandmother's English II books.
It has notes in the margin and looks like it was published in the 1920's! 

I love that I didn't have to buy anything for this project.  
I just used stuff I had around the house!
Enjoy!

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12 comments:

  1. super cute!! love how you backed the subway art in cardstock. it looks great.
    thanks so much for sharing.
    jen :)

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  2. I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

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  3. Hey Marley thanks for commenting on my wreaths :o) In response to what you said about my birds (thanks for the compliments!) I bought those at dollar tree. They were brown when I got them and I simply brushed some white paint on them and then sanded some of it off. So simple.

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  4. did you get your K at Michaels? I got a similar L there that I love.

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  5. I got my C at Michael's too!! Looks lovely!!!

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  6. Great mantle--the eighteen25 word art is a nice nod to St. Paddy's Day--without going completely over the top. Well done!

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  7. cutie pie! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  8. Very cute! I always love the subway art from eighteen25 too! Thanks for joining the Spring Mantel Party!

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  9. Very cute!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  10. Love it!

    Hi!

    I'm your newest follower from the Boost your Blog hop. Look forward to future posts!

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  11. Your mantel looks great - love the subway art and the old books especially.

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