Getting my ‘green’ on.

It’s time to replace all the February ‘hearts’ with St. Patty’s Day green!

Last night, I was think’n about shamrocks. I thought I’d use my heart paper punch to create the 4-leaves/lobes for each 4-leaf clover… and glue them together, add a stem… phew! HA HA HA …………..are you NUTZ???

Instead, I used a variety of green papers and punched circles. To make the shamrock, I folded the paper circle into quarters and, using a small heart punch, cut-out a make-do clover. Viola! I cut a stem free-form with an X-Acto  knife and strung them all together with a length of yarn to make a simple green garland decoration. A no-brainer, eh?

Next, I pulled out some green fabric scraps (I never throw anything away) I had from a banner I made for our 4-H Ag Fair goat display.

I made a wee pennant paper pattern and snipped multiple pennants from the green-checked fabric material (but, you could use green decorative paper too).

Using a dab of Fabri-Tac, I glued each pennant approx 2-1/2-inches apart along a length of green cotton twine (or yarn, garden jute, etc) to make a wee GREEN mini-banner!

Look around your craft room for bits & pieces, odds & ends to add a splash of green to your decor to help celebrate St. Patty’s Day on March 17. It could also be used as a harbinger of Spring too!

BTW, since I removed the heart decor from my window, I replaced it with a simple lace doily banner/valence.

It’s a good use for mom’s hand-crocheted vintage doilies! You could use paper lace doilies too! Wouldn’t that be a sweet decoration for a garden party?

… better than neglected in the linen closet!

…and it makes me think of my mom! ♥

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