Just a week ago we celebrated Valentine’s Day, and not too long ago Christmas, it seems like the New Year goes from Holiday to Holiday! But don’t worry, you’ll get a short break right after Memorial Day! Being festive has nothing to do with spending money, it’s just a conscious choice you make as part of being thankful for all the blessings around you. Holiday’s are the perfect time to spread and share a little joy regardless of the Season.
Historically speaking St. Patrick’s Day has little to do with Leprechauns and mischief’s, it’s origins are more cultural and religious though most people just think of it as: the day you wear green and get drunk. No matter what inspires you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, just remember that spending money is totally optional and that you can be festive while spending little to no money. I’ve compiled some of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day Celebration ideas from around the web to inspire you to be festive and share a little joy!
Sweet Shamrock Treats
Whether for a party or as giveaways at work or school, these are easy enough to make and are bound to impress!
Simple House Decor
It would be nice to have a wreath for every ocassion (though I’m not sure where I would put them!), it really isn’t expensive to make beautiful wreaths, just stay away from the ready to hang ones sold at local stores! For example this first wreath is simple, cute and colorful; and most importantly can be made for about $8 dollars or less. Check out the link for the complete tutorial and when ever possible buy your materials at your local Dollar Store. Use a pool noodle for your foam wreath, use sewing pins instead of beads (which ever you have available or is cheaper) and use left over straps of burlap from previous projects!
This wreath is another example of beautiful simplicity! You couldn’t even tell that it’s made of fabric scraps and a wire hanger!
How about gold nuggets for the garden?! They sell these polished river stones at the Dollar Store and who doesn’t have glitter stashed somewhere in the house?!
A Little Mischief!
I will tell you the truth, I’m really not a prankster, my funny bone comes from corkyness rather than silliness, as much as I try, I just can’t tell a joke! Pranks are not always tasteful, and must of the time they are just plain wrong. I wouldn’t dare do this to anybody, who want’s to clean a windshield while running late for work? That would certainly be the end of the joke right then and there! Kid’s in the other hand are sure to enjoy these and smile all day long. I can’t wait until my little guy is old enough to do these at home! …though the elves would make any adult smile too!
Have a great week!