Happy March! I can’t believe St Patrick’s Day is already next week. I decided to continue my holiday garland making that I began with my Valentines Day Garland. This was seriously the easiest decorating I have ever done. I’m usually not a good holiday decorator but since we have a little guy now I have wanted to start a few more traditions and decorate a little. This garland is super cheap to make and seriously takes less than 10 minutes. This time I bought my shamrocks from the dollar store in a $1 package that included 6 glitter and 6 green soft foam shamrocks. Dollar store for the win!
This DIY garland costs less than a dollar and literally takes like 10 minutes to make. Its about 5 1/2 feet long with 7 shamrocks but you can make yours to fit your needs or wants. It would look great on the wall, over a door way, or on a book shelf too. I decided to hang one over a doorway too because I had extra shamrocks.
Time: 10 minutes
- 5-6 ft of bakers twine or string
- 1 package shamrocks (or 1-2 pieces felt)
- hot glue gun (tape or thread works too)
- piece of paper to make your stencil (not needed if you bought shamrocks like I did)
- scissors and sharpie marker
- Step 1
Gather the materials needed and decide how long you want your garland. I chose to make mine about 5 1/2 feet long with 7 shamrocks evenly spaced.
This step can be skipped if you bought packaged shamrocks like I did. If you bought felt make your stencil using a piece of paper. Trace your stencil onto the felt using a sharpie. Cut out your shamrocks, cutting away all of the sharpie so you aren’t left with a line.
- Step 2
This step has a few options. You can use a hot glue gun, tape, or sew your hearts in place. I chose to sew mine last time but this time I went the easy route and used the hot glue gun.
Begin by finding the center of your string. If you have an odd number of hearts place the one of the shamrocks in the center here. I attached each shamrock so there was about 6″ of string between the edges of the shamrocks. Continue to evenly space your shamrocks until you are done.
I love how this turned out, probably even more than the hearts.
Let me know what you do for St Patrick’s Day. I’m in need of a few more traditions around here!