Today I am sharing two cute diy St. Patrick's Day decor ideas. They are easy to do and can be made with only a few materials and not a lot of money.
I got the inspiration for this project when I visited a Habitat for Humanity Restore. It is a place where you can buy tools, used furniture and other home items at a discounted rate. All the proceeds of the sales go to helping build homes in the community and support the Habitat for Humanity projects.
They were selling lots of vinyl decals at a highly discounted price. I stumbled across a St. Patrick's Day decal and I knew it would be the perfect project for my first diy St. Patrick's Day decor.
There are a couple of reasons why I like to make my own decorations for holidays (and birthdays for that matter). First, I have a toddler who is in a very destructive phase. I would really hate to spend a significant amount of money on decorations to turn around and find that he had destroyed them somehow. I may or may not have had some experience with THAT!
The other reason I decided to make some diy St. Patricks decor is that I like to change things up from year to year. I feel like I have dual personalities when it comes to decorating. On one hand I really like rustic, farmhouse or country French styles and on the other hand I like really bright, sparkly and whimsical decorations. Depending on which side wins out from year to year really determines how I decorate.
My very favorite trick for making diy St. Patrick's Day decor (or any decor really) is to buy one or two new items that are very inexpensive and then reassemble some of the things that I already own to make a totally new, one of a kind decoration.
The third, and perhaps most important, reason is that I really like to have unique decor. I hate the idea of someone walking into my house and feeling like they have already seen all the same things in twenty other houses. I like to add a little bit of unexpected to my designs and that's hard to do if I don't have at lease some hand in creating.
Enough philosophizing of the whys and wherefores of my diy St. Patrick's day decor. Let's get on to what I did and how much I spent.
This is the decal in it's entirety. At first I was going to take the cute saying and put it on a big white board. The sticker measured about 11" x 20". When I went shopping around to find a board that was big enough, I quickly realized that I would need to spend more than I had originally planned for my diy St. Patrick's Day decor.
So, I got the brilliant, or so I thought, idea of buying a large white canvas instead. I placed all the stickers on it and put some heavy items over the top to see if I could get the sticky side to adhere to the canvas. NEWS ALERT!! It didn't work.
You may wonder WHY I am sharing a project that didn't work. I guess it is because I always learn something when I fail and I think maybe? you can too!
DIY St. Patrick's Day Decor
So I had to find a new surface to put my lovely sticker decals on. I knew that I didn't have anything large enough in my supplies to fit all the stickers on. I decided to split up the stickers to make two diy St. Patrick's Day decor signs instead! You can't beat two for the price of one.
I had some leftover green cording from a Christmas project a few years back. The sign is from a decoration I made in the nursery and took out when we transitioned from newborn to toddler decor. I've been trying to figure out for a while what I wanted to do with it. I was so pleased when it was the exact size that I needed.
Do you remember the magnet boards that were popular MANY years ago? Well I took off the outer board that was falling apart after many years of loving and decided to make the magnet board the surface for my outdoor diy St. Patrick's Day decor sign. I used the bulk of the stickers on the sign and added little shamrock stickers and gold (foam) coins to make it a little more interesting.
I attached the foam gold coins with glue dots. And there you have it! Two very inexpensive and easy diy St. Patrick's Day decor ideas that I put together in about 30 minutes.
I love to inspire other people to get creative and think of ways to use the items that you already have on hand to combine in new ways to create festive and new decorations.
If you are inspired by either of my ideas I would love to see what you create on Instagram and tag me @peachtreedrive. Do you like to decorate for St. Patrick's Day? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below.