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St. Patrick's Day Favorites - printables, treats, decor, garland, wreath, class party, preschool, games, kids activities

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday!  Our kids just love getting ready for that little leprechaun.  We’ve got a round up of our favorite printables, treats, games, and activities.  So much fun all in one post!

St. Patrick’s Day Favorites

St. Patrick’s Day Printable Pack from The Crafting Chicks

St. Patrick's Day Favorites - printables, treats, decor, garland, wreath, class party, preschool, games, kids activities

Modern St. Patrick’s Day Wreath from Or So She Says…

St. Patrick's Day Favorites - printables, treats, decor, garland, wreath, class party, preschool, games, kids activities

Rainbow Ric Rac Skirt from Simple Simon

Rainbow Ric Rac Skirt Tutorial

Pot of Gold printable from The Girl Creative

You're the Pot of Gold printable

Rainbow Kids Snack from Capturing Joy

Rainbow Kids Snack

You’re As Good As Gold Service Project from Or So She Says…

You're as good as GOLD service project

Lucky Coin Printable from The Crafting Chicks

Lucky Coin printable

St. Patrick’s Day S’more Snack Mix from Creations by Kara

St Patrick's Day S'more Snack

Paper Strip Garland from Eighteen25

DIY Paper strip garland

Pinch Protection printable from Eighteen25

Pinch Protection printbale

Shamrock Garland from The Happy Scraps

Shamrock Garland

Crossword Puzzle from Tastefully Frugal

St Patrick's Day crossword puzzle printable

Word Search from Lil’ Luna

St Patrick's Day word search printable


Hi everyone! Kiki from Kiki and Company here to wish you a happy summer! I love so many things about summer, but one of my favorites is the fresh fruit you can get everywhere. I wanted to come up with a cute garland to decorate a small space to help ring in the summer!

Summer Fruit Garland. Cute!

You can use the fruit only or add the word SUMMER in there as well.

Summer Fruit garland. Super cute!

 

To make this Summer Fruit Garland:

SUPPLIES:

  • Free Printable at the end of the post
  • scissors
  • twine or ribbon
  • glue or hole punch

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Download and print out the freebie at the end of this post.
  2. Cut out all the fruit and the letters
  3. If you are going to glue the letters to the twine (I used hot glue), simply lay out the twine as long as you need it. Tie a loop at the ends and just glue the fruit/letters to the twine.
  4. If you are going to hole punch, punch 2 holes in each item and simply thread the twine through.
  5. You are done!

Summer Fruit Garland

 

I hope you have the happiest summer around and that you can make SO many great memories.

To download the freebie, click on the link below:

Summer Fruit Garland


Hi. I’m Ali from Dream Crafter. (Hi, Ali)  And I have a confession to make. I am one of those people that takes down the Christmas decorations the day after Christmas and start putting up Valentines Day stuff. (Gasp!) Phew! I am so glad I got that off my chest.

I know. I skip right over New Years. I should be kicked out of the blogging world of super moms forever. But I just really love the idea of filling my house with a ton of girly frilly stuff since I live in a house full of boys. (Seriously, its 4 versus 1.)

When I found this cute paper on clearance at my local scrapbooking store I knew just what I was going to do with it. Make a love note garland!

love note garland

I love the golds, blues and just the right amount of corals in this paper. It is SO me. I instantly looked up how to fold paper into tiny envelopes. Turns out…its a lot harder than it looks. Don’t be deceived. I ended up using this tutorial HERE. After a bunch of wasted paper and three hours later…I came up with these babies.

yarn and cards

I decided to do about 12 envelopes and it was just about the right length. (My garland is just under four feet long.) Of course, this all depends on how you want to space them as well.

Once all my envelopes were made, I had to have some glittery brads to add to the fronts to hold them closed. Naturally.

brads

Once you line all the envelopes up in the order you want them, take a TINY amount of glue (from a glue stick and just put some on the top crease so when you string them on the ribbon, they don’t slide around.

I also made some pom-poms that match with some coordinating yarn I had laying around and strung those on some bakers twine. If you don’t know how to make a pom-pom they are SUPER easy. Just use the FORK TRICK.

Now use some washi tape or something cute to hang your love note garland up! (This is the time in which I wish I had a real mantle.)

pinterest pic

Be sure to stop by Dream Crafter in the next few weeks to see how Valentines Day has, indeed, exploded all over my house. 🙂

-Ali


Want to know a little secret?

Not every house has a beautiful mantle decorated for Christmas. sshhhh….I know right? They seem to be everywhere and everyone seems to have one, but our house is very lacking in the mantle department. I almost convinced the husband to help me build a faux fireplace just so I could have the mantle. But luckily for him, I came to my senses when I realized we don’t have a spot one would work in and took to decorating our stair area instead.

I love what Home Depot’s Director of Trends and Design, Sarah Fishburne says, “Find the designer within and deck more than just the halls. Start with the front door and go from room to room, adding a wreath here and some garland there.” And that’s exactly what I did! Home Depot’s Style Guide is full of great advice and ideas for decorating your home. Download the latest Style Guide to enter your best Holiday Décor for the chance to win $1,000 GC to The Home Depot.

We’ve lived here for a little over a year, and this entire section of house has been left empty. I knew I wanted to do something fun on the half wall, and knew the large (more…)