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!!

4 comments:

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. :)