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My Valentine’s Day wreath was still up this weekend – which is a little sad since we are a couple weeks past that now!  So I decided to do something up for St. Patrick’s Day. 

Now I feel like I have done wreaths over and over and over since fall – so I wanted to change it up a little and come up with something a little different. 

Here is what I came up with – a St. Patrick’s Day welcome basket! 


Isn’t it cute?  I love it!  All of this is from the Dollar Store!  I grabbed three stems of some glitter covered florals – some are three leaf clovers and some are carnation-looking flowers. 


Then I added some larger shamrocks!  I got a twelve pack of these and took these six and glued them onto straws.  I painted the straws brown with a little craft paint.  And because they were bendy straws – I was able to lean and bend each little shamrock pick one way or another.


I put it all in an adorable little green basket and then topped it off with a cute little felt sign!  Ack!  I just love it!


I think it feels so festive!!  Normally I don’t do any St. Patrick’s Day decor but this was just too cute to pass up!  So what about you?  Are you decorating for St. Patty’s Day this year?  I wanna know! 

Linking this to

Metamorphosis Monday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Tip Me Tuesday with Laurie @ Tip Junkie
Get Your Craft On with Kim @ Today’s Creative Blog
Make it Yours Day with Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
Transformation Thursday with Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Weekend Wrap Up Party with Jen @ Tatertots and Jello
Show and Share Day with Chris @ Just a Girl

Also linking this up to the CSI Project’s Green Challenge.  Link up your St. Patty’s Day projects too!

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37 frugal friends said ...

Pam Kessler said... @ February 27, 2011 at 8:00 PM

That looks great. I don't normally decorate for St Patrick's Day, but might this year since I've been seeing some cute things.

Life, Crafts and Whatever said... @ February 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Ohhhh, love it! Hubby isn't big into wreaths, but I might be able to talk him into this one!

Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said... @ February 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Is this the dollar store basket? it looks great! i'm going to be a loser and do absolutely no st. patricks day decorations. i just can't get into that holiday. i love your decorations though. very much :o) i hope dollar tree hasn't discontinued the wreath forms. That'd be terrible! i priced them at michael's and they're like 5 bucks for the same thing. rip off....

Unknown said... @ February 27, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Adorable. I love the little Luck of the Irish sign paired up with everything else you highlighted. I like even more that it all came from the dollar store!

La-Dee-da crafter said... @ February 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM

So cute! I love that all of this was from the good ole dollar store. Awesome!

Nancy said... @ February 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM

Cutest thing ever! I'm a new follower and love your blog! I love the Dollar Store! Have a great week!

Chris said... @ February 28, 2011 at 7:51 AM

Love it! I honestly planned to decorate for St Patty's this year but have not gotten around to it yet. There's still time so I might. Thanks for sharing! Chris

Unknown said... @ February 28, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Oh, now isn't this just adorable! Just too cute!

Barbara Pilcher said... @ February 28, 2011 at 8:20 AM

Ingenious! It looks so sweet. I hadn't planned to do a St. Pat door decor but now I'm tempted. I loved that you've created a festive look without a lot of colors. There's a lesson right there. Classy.

fafner said... @ February 28, 2011 at 9:09 AM

I love it! St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorites. I love green, Irish music, and soda bread. What more could you need in a holiday?

I think I'm actually one of the few members of the Irish Arts Center here in New York who has absolutely no Irish ancestry...

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said... @ February 28, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Seriously - bendy straws as a decorating tip!
You rock!

I'm gonna toss some green Andies candies in both side of a vintage brass set of scales I have.

(The candy is being re-used from Christmas. "Shh, don't tell!")

And, I'll likely put out some of the things from our shop: candle holders wrapped in forest green twine, rustic decor balls, you know stuff like that. (I wouldn't sell it if I didn't love it - so, naturally I decorate with it.)

I've been baking a lot of Guinness Bread recently. Hubby loves Guinness. I'll probably feature a recipe at some point - but no need to wait. You can Google it. (Tip: Find a "quick break" with baking powder and baking soda and you won't have to worry about waiting for yeast to rise.)

Be Colorful Coastal said... @ February 28, 2011 at 12:33 PM

love this. It is simple with some real wow factor that you can see from the street. Would love it if you would share it on Motivated Mondays at BeColorful.


Christina @ Still Lucky said... @ February 28, 2011 at 3:29 PM

This is so cute, I love it! Great job putting it together!

Beth said... @ February 28, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Um Jess, my Christmas wreath is still hanging on my door. I just noticed it the other day and thought to myself, "I ought to take that down." Maybe this would make a nice replacement. :)

Unknown said... @ March 1, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Love this idea! I just might have to make one myself!

Shawna Bates said... @ March 1, 2011 at 2:50 PM

i agree this came out adorable!

the cape on the corner said... @ March 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM

super cute and festive. no irish decorating for me...i'm in seasonal zone now. i'm in some sort of in between-i don't want my snowman flag out, but it's not quite time for spring flowers. what to do, lol!

Sara Adams said... @ March 2, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Um Jess, the thing I love about your blog is that you SHARE! I went to Dollar Tree yesterday and bought EXACTLY what you bought. No variations needed! Love it! Haven't put it together yet though. I'm sure I'll do that on...oh say March 16th! Haha! Love it!

Homemaker is not a "dirty" word said... @ March 3, 2011 at 3:15 PM

So Cute !! I love St. Patty's day

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said... @ March 3, 2011 at 5:51 PM

This looks fantastic. Great job

Chris said... @ March 4, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Oh my gosh, Jess. This is TOO cute! I don't really decorate for St. Patrick's Day, but this just might inspire me. :) Love it!

Anonymous said... @ March 5, 2011 at 7:56 AM

Funny...I bought those exact shamrocks at the dollar store. However, I just stuck them on my window. LOL! I haven't put anything on the outside of our door because its been so windy lately.

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