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I am enjoying getting the mantle decorated for the holidays. St. Patrick’s day is so fun. The kids look forward to all the green and hopefully a little treat. I wanted to decorate but since Easter is 2 weeks after St. Patrick’s day I didn’t want to spend a lot of money because it would have to come down the night of the 17th so I can (hopefully) get Easter right up.
I’ve been having fun looking around at ideas and figuring out what I wanted to do. I came across a whole bunch of different free printables and knew they would be the best way to go, I just had to pick which ones I wanted to use. I settled on these for the the mantle (have a few others I want to put on the piano) and I am loving how they look. Well, I love how it looks except for that area right there in the middle:
See what I mean? That naked area right there under the TV, I need to decide what is going to go there…any suggestions?
The Subway Art there is from Funky Polkadot Giraffe. Isn’t it adorable? Personally I love the splash of Rainbow colors but if you want all green she’s got that too.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Kiss Me are from The TomKat Studio They print out 5×7 (Kiss Me) and 4×6 (Happy St. Patrick’s Day). Aren’t they so cute? Love them and they match perfectly with the banner below.
This Lucky Banner is also from The TomKat Studio for HGTV. I put mine together just like she did. I cut slits up in the corners and then used green and white baker’s twine to hang it. I found the easiest way to feed the twine through the slits was to wrap one end with scotch tape (I can assume any tape would work) and then use that end kind of like a needle to feed it through. I also found it was easiest just to cut them out with scissors rather than try to line the sides up with my paper trimmer. I had the ribbon on hand so I just cut 2 stripes of green ribbon for every 1 strip of “Kiss Me I’m Irish” ribbon and just tied them green/white/green between each letter.
I found out the hard way that 5 bags of skittles aren’t nearly as many as you’d think. I had them on hand so I thought they’d be cute to layer in a rainbow in the jar and they barely filled 1/2 of the jar. INSANE! I filled my tall jar with large green gumballs and my short/wide jar with green gift bag filler stuff. I have gold wrapped candies to put in there but I know the kids will eat them all so I’m going to hold off a little bit on putting those out. I just tied the ribbon to the jars so they can continue to be changed with the holidays and seasons.
I love using my Apothecary Jars, they’re so fun and are so easy to change out to match whatever decorations I want to put up.
You can see how I made them here.
Help me out please! Give me ideas for my naked area up there. I want the whole thing to look complete and right now it just doesn’t feel that way.
Have a WONDERFUL Saturday! Do something fun, me….I’ll be trying to get these lovely children of mine to get their bedroom’s clean!
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