If you read my post yesterday on the tutorial for my easy spring wreath then you know that I was on a mission to make this St Patricks Day mantel and decor as understated and as pretty as possible without going over the top (of the mornin’ to ya!). It was more difficult than I thought it would be to find cute things for this holiday! My husband kept telling me that I was crazy, St. Patrick’s Day just is over the top and obnoxious and I wasn’t going to be able to make this holiday pretty. Telling me I can’t do something will guarantee that I absolutely can and will do it. He should know this by know. Crazy man. Challenge accepted.
My front door is probably the most spirited with the clover door hanger, the shamrock burlap banner and the luck of the Irish block. I found all of these at Hobby Lobby, but aside from the door hanger these would be easy to recreate at home! I do love the clover door hanger and have seen similar ones at a few different places.
My piano also got a mantel treatment, I kept this really simple. For my indoor decor, I tried to shop my house as much as possible. I added a green plant and a bowl of limes that were in my kitchen.
For the big pinwheel thing on the wall, I actually bought a package of those at Hobby Lobby for my son’s birthday who loves green and keep them in my party supplies. It adds a touch of green and fun and makes a super inexpensive statement piece on my DIY canvas clipboard that I made last month. The cute gold glitter lucky print in my frame is from the Teresa Collins kit that I love.
The printable stand is something I put together with some friends. I just painted one of those inexpensive naked wood plaques white and hot glued on the binder clip. We printed out a BUNCH of cute 5×7 printables that we found on Pinterest. This cute one can be found HERE, the colors on their site are more true to what this one looks like, I just took this photo while this was pretty much in direct sunlight.
Now for the ACTUAL mantel, again I shopped my house. I used my white candlesticks to hold up a couple things. I got the green mason jar at Kohl’s, the clear jar at the Dollar Tree and filled it with my favorite Cookie Butter Cups from Trader Joe’s. The thin jar is a recycled pepper jelly jar and I just put in some of my neverending supply of paper straws. I used another of those green paper fans I had in my party supply bucket and just set it behind them. The mini chalkboard is a place holder that I got from Pick Your Plum.
The wreath is made by me and I have a tutorial HERE for that, and I hung it on my wreath stand that I got at Real Deals. The candles are on rotation all over the house, and this time I just wrapped them in a single piece of green washi.
Finally just the Irish blessings chalkboard sign is really the only thing that screams “ST PATRICKS DAY!” I got it at Hobby Lobby, but it would have been easy enough to actually just do that on a chalkboard with some green and white chalk. 🙂
YAY!!!! Mission completed. A pretty and fun St Patricks Day mantel without going crazy over the top! I feel like I should give a speech! I want to thank Hobby Lobby for being five minutes from my house, for my oldest son for loving the color green so much that I have it on supply at all times, for gold foil wrappers, and of course my husband who didn’t think I could do it but supports me despite his (usually wrong) opinion. 😉
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