Feb 15, 2017

Wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland

A wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland?  What does that even look like?  I love decorating for the different holidays, but I also like to keep a minimal amount of decoration items.  I figured out that lots of stuff can cause my anxiety to flare up and bring me down.  Since discovering this I try really hard not to collect things and try to use items that can be re-purposed or used for many different events, times, or occasions.  

I LOVE garlands.  If you have been around my blog for awhile then you know that garlands AND wreaths are my obsessions.  I feel like I need to have at least one of each of those hanging around my house at all times.  I would love to have like ten each though.  I know I have a problem.  

I recently found this fun wooden garland kit from Oriental Trading and I knew I loved it the minute I saw it.  I knew I could use it for so many occasions and I could re-purpose it each time I want to switch it out.  So I went straight to work on a St. Patrick's Day Garland and I seriously love the way it turned out.  It was not hard and it was a lot of fun to make.  

I can't wait to share with you how to make it and hopefully you can get started on one for yourself as well.  I made the wooden pieces my base and then I can switch out the decorative pieces for different times of the year. 

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Instructions for making this Wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland

1.  First things first, gather the supplies.  I had everything sitting around my house so it was nice for me to use some of my extra supplies.  (Once again getting rid of stuff I have collected.)
Wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland

2.  Trace the wood squares onto the paper and cut out the squares of paper. 
Wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland
3.  Mod Podge the paper on the wood squares.  Then let it sit to dry.  (If you would rather use washi tape to attach the paper then do that.  It makes switching the paper SUPER easy.)
Wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland Mod Podge

4.  While the Mod Podge is drying, cut out shamrock shapes.  I used my Cricut for this to make it SUPER fast, but you can trace them and cut them by hand as well. 
Wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland Cut Shamrocks

6.  Cut out the letters from the gold vinyl (again I used the Cricut, but you could do whatever works for you.)  I spelled out the words, "LUCKY US".  (Again do whatever phrase you love.)
Wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland Cut Gold Letters

7.  Apply the letters to the shamrocks.  
Wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland Attach Gold Letters

9.  Poke holes through the paper that is attached to the wood squares and string the twine through the holes.  
Wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland Holes in Garland

8.  Then apply the shamrocks to the wood squares.  I used washi tape for this part so the adhesive wouldn't ruin my paper.  On this step apply the shamrocks with the letters and the shamrocks that go at the beginning, end, and in between the words. 
Wooden St. Patrick's Day Garland Attach Twine

10.  Tie little pieces of ribbon between the wood squares to add a little more to the garland.  

There you have it!  In ten easy steps you have your very own wooden St. Patrick's Day garland.  The best part is that you can easily change up the decorative pieces on it for Easter the next month! 

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