Once Christmas was over, I claimed that I had enough of holiday decorations and was going to skip the Valentines day decor! Well that didn’t happen 🙂 . But Saint Patricks Day is a little bit trickier. The decorations available in the stores are often a little hokey and mostly geared towards kids. I was looking for something a little big more modern, but still festive for our Saint Pats party. This garland definitely did the trick!
Saint Patricks Day Garland Supplies
- Invisible sewing thread
- Double sided clear tape
- Gold & green cardstock
- Circular cutting tools OR a small circular jar
- Shamrock printable OR shamrock cutouts
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The first step is to cut out all your circles and shamrocks. I made 6 strands at 4 feet each, so I needed 60 gold circles & 30 green shamrocks. My gold paper was one sided (rookie mistake 🙁 ) so I had to double the amount of circles.
Cutting tools definitely make this project quicker, but if you don’t have such tools, using a small circular jar to trace your circles will work great too! After the circles are cut, print and cut out shamrock printable. I then traced the printable on my green paper and cut out my shamrock shapes.
Next step is to cut the thread strands. I made 6 garland strands, so I needed six pieces of thread at 6 feet each (some of the thread space will be used for hanging the garland from the ceiling. More on that below!).
Alternating between shamrocks & circles, lay out 10 shapes roughly 2 inches apart to make each garland strand.
Add a small piece of tape to each shape and lay the thread over top pressing down to ensure it’s secure. For the gold circles add an additional circle on top of each.
There should be roughly 2 feet of thread left over on each strand of garland. You can cut as necessary, but I used this extra to hang from the ceiling.
Continue for as many strands as you want! I made 6 strands total.
I STRONGLY recommend hanging these soon after you make them, especially if you have a mischievous puppy roaming around. My little puppy jumped on my bed and tangled all the thread! If you think getting knots out of necklaces are hard, you haven’t seen anything yet!
Tape the strand on the ceiling with the clear tape roughly an inch away from the wall (to allow the garland to dangle!)
Happy modern & festive Saint Pats!
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This is so cute and creative, Lindsay. Puppies are so cute…and curious.
Lindsay @ Crazy Organized says
awww thanks! Oh yes, I can’t take my eye off her for a second! haha