Tuesday, March 6, 2012

St. Patty's "lolli" banner and a Cuh-UTE printable!

I think the thing I love most about decorating for St. Patrick's day, is that it can be SO simple and super light and easy on the pocket-book! (versus other holidays where your whole house turns into a wonderland :) ) By just adding a few *green* touches here and there to your home, it is just enough magic for this fun holiday!

Last year I made this easy and cute lolli banner using this tutorial from Michelle at A Little Tipsy and it cost me all of two little buckaroos to make!

The CUTE Subway art hanging above is from the adorable blog eighteen25-they always have my favorite subway art! (and it's still available for free download!) I just popped it in a thrift store frame painted green and BAM...cuteness!

If you've got some green scrapbook paper, a cereal box, some green fabric scraps and some ribbon you can make yourself a sweet little banner too! (and if you don't, you can pick up a sheet or 2 of paper from your local craft store and some plain green fabric and make one for a few bucks too!) I started with the clover in the center.

As Michelle suggested, I used a cereal box to cut out a clover shape-I just free-handed it. Then I cut strips of fabric in about 1" width strips.

I wrapped those strips around the cut out pieces of my clover just hot-gluing it to the cardboard wherever the strip ended and then started a new piece. I then hot-glued all the pieces together to get my clover. It doesn't have to be perfect because the center will be covered by a lolli.

You can find a perfect tutorial on how to make lollies here...mine we're 4". I used some 3D foam stickers I found for a dollar at JoAnns to place in the center, but I think buttons or ribbons would be cute in the center too if you don't have stickers.

Then I hung them all from...a shoelace!! St. Patrick's ribbon was a couple dollars, but this set of shoelaces were only a dollar at JoAnns so I opted to use that! You say ghetto, I say frugal! ha ha!

The clover just hangs by running the shoelace through the openings, but I attached the lollies using paperclips-so easy!

Now hang that little cutie wherever you want and you've got some cute, fun holiday decor for next to nothing!

I'll be sharing a few more ideas on how to get a little more 'Irish spirit' in your home later this week for ZERO dollars so be sure to check back!

Thanks for reading my friends!!


Tonii said...

ooohhhh...I am in LOVE with that shamrock!! And the paper lollies..so darling. Can you please come decorate my house?! You are awesome!

Just Jaime said...

So cute! I love the paper you chose!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Oh my dear this is so darling! I don't have a single St Patty thing in my la casa right now. Always, always late to the Ball!

Jessica :) said...

I really love the shamrock. And the lollies. And the way you hung the lollies. And everything about this banner. :)