Simpatico: Saint Patrick's Day Decor Part II


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Saint Patrick's Day Decor Part II

This is a little split pea topiary I made. The bottom container is a tuna fish can, cleaned well and de-stinkified with some white vinegar. I hot glued clothes pins around the outside to give the illusion of a wooden fence. I hot glued some styrofoam in the bottom of the can, covered it with sphagnum moss and attached the topiary to it directly. I thought it turned out really cute. :)

For the middle portion of the display I simply pained some small clay pots a nice neutral beige, covered the holes on the bottom with tape, filled with lentils and inserted a small votive candle. I am not totally crazy about the look, but I anticipate something more special during the Easter holidays. :)

Here is the look in full. It gives the tv a bit of decor without taking away from Top Gear or NCIS in 1080p!!

I didn't take any of the red candles from the other winter holidays down. Red is a secondary color in my room, so it fits rather well, and I just enjoy the aroma of cinnamon apple they give off when they are burnt.

Above the tv, to jazz up my $6.50 Goodwill find, I make a banner from felt, just green and gold shamrocks layered on each other and the world Lucky, glued on top. The whole thing is laced onto some white grosgrain ribbon.

Since I loved the t-shirt pom-poms last month, I made more for this month, using green, gold and a light green which mimics the split pea color.

I realize as I look at these pictures, I really need to invest in a better camera!!


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