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St. Patrick’s Day


rainbow & gold bangle bracelet {diy}

March 11, 2014

I have had a lot of rainbows and gold on my mind lately, all in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!  The possibilities go on and on with my recent fun including these Rainbow & Gold Bangle Bracelets.

Oh, and these are not just for St. Paddy’s Day.  I can’t wait to wear these bright colored accessories in the springy-summery weather, when I don’t need to wear 2 sweaters and a coat to go anywhere!


Stack them, wear them alone…give them to your five year old so she can feel sassy.  Whatever you’d like!


I used some plastic bangles I had from the Michael’s dollar bins from ages ago that I wanted to wrap up and never quite got to it.  Until now.  I knew I did not get rid of them of a reason!  Also, let’s not forget your embroidery floss.  Grab a rainbow of colors (usually available in a complete package) and some metallic gold.


Just wrap and glue, wrap and glue, until you get your desired look.  Finish with the gold!


There you have it.  The gold at the end of the rainbow.  Wear your fancy DIY bangle proudly and be fabulous!


If you are looking for some other rainbow or gold inspiration, check out two roundups I did recently featuring each–


17 Rainbow Ideas for your St. Patrick’s Day


17 DIY Projects in Gold

Have a great day!


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irish pride pom-pom ponytail holders {diy}

March 6, 2014

In need of a little sass for your hair for St. Patrick’s Day?  Last week, I made these cute pom-pom ponytail holders to show off some Irish pride with that special day in mind.  Once done, I think these will add just the right amount of sassiness to the wearing o’ the green on March 17.  Don’t you agree?


Little Miss has gotten a kick out of them, and why not?  They are so cute, and easy, and…poofy.  I might have to make myself some too…


Go ahead…you know you want to.  There is something about them that is almost child-like in a fabulous, fun sort of way.  So…gather your yarn in festive, St. Patrick’s Day colors!


Make your pom-pons in each color, then tie them onto an elastic hair tie…


…(make lots!)…


…then sport your Irish Pride!


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st. patrick’s day banner diy

March 1, 2014

Need some green for St. Patrick’s Day?  How about this  DIY banner, just covered in shamrocks?  And as if that wasn’t enough, we have some glitter to make it fabulous.  Everything is better with glitter, right?


I made this with some random scrap fabric I found when I was clanging out my stash.  I actually think it is drapery lining fabric from some curtains I made long ago.  But it was just the right color and the perfect weight for a banner, so I decided to use it up!


This is also a  no-sew project!  I love my sewing machine, but  hauling it upstairs is a pain these days and I don’t yet have an extension cord in my craft area to plug it it…therefore,  Liquid Stitch it is.  I love the stuff!  So, what you’ll need

  • White utility fabric (of some sort) cut to 18″ x 27″
  • Liquid Stitch
  • 3/8″ wood dowel cut to 18″
  • Freezer Paper
  • Silhouette Shamrock Download
  • Green paint
  • Green glitter
  • Ribbon Trim

First, cut your banner shape into your fabric.  I measured up 5″ from the center of the fabric and then cut in from each side, but you can do it however you see fit!  Cut the shamrocks out of freezer paper using the download above and iron on your cut freezer paper stencil, shiny side toward the fabric, creating rows of shamrocks.  (I cut my sheets of freezer paper into single columns with 3 shamrocks in each.)  Then paint away.  Pick one (or two, or three, or all) of your shamrocks to glitter while the paint is still wet.


Once your paint is dry, peel away the freezer paper.  Then it’s time to create your seams. Create a 1/2 inch seam on the left and right side of the banner, following the instructions on your tube of Liquid Stitch.  For the top of the banner, apply a strip of Liquid Stitch along the unfinished edge of the front of the fabric, roll the fabric around the dowel, and press to seal, creating a tube.  Once it’s all set, tie on your ribbon and get ready to hang!

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I do so much love glitter, and the opportunity to use up some of my fabric stash.  Here we have a festive banner that accomplishes both!  Enjoy!Signature_zpsbf29e5311

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