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Shamrocks in a Bottle

How was your weekend? I spent part of the weekend finishing up the preparations for a class that I'll be teaching this week, it should be fun!  The time I didn't spend working on the class prep, I spent with my family!  It was a good weekend, and now another week is starting! :)  Here is to a happy Monday.
Toward the end of last week, I did get the chance to work on this fun project, Shamrocks in a Bottle!  I had the idea in my mind, and I was planning on making some kind of paper shamrocks, but then I found out that The Wood Connection had some thin wood ones that were just right size, so I used those instead.  I love the way they turned out!  I wouldn't have been able to use glitter if I hadn't have used the shamrocks that I did.

I didn't take step by step pictures, but I will try to tell you how I did these.  I had a cream soda bottle that I took the labels off of, and it left the bottle sticky.  Since I was going to cover it with paper anyway, I didn't even try to wash the sticky off.  I just used it to adhere my paper!  I measured how tall I wanted my paper, cut it, inked the top and bottom edge, and then wrapped it around.  The best part?  I could take the paper off and use the bottle for something else if I chose to.
Next I took some green twine and wrapped it several times around the neck of the bottle, similar to how it did it here.  Then I just tied a simple bow.
I love this cute bottle that I picked up from Ikea.  The tapered shape along with the raised dots on it, I just love it!!  I picked up a few of these, and I've been looking for just the right project to use them on, and this was one of them.  I still have 2 more of these jars tho, so I'm excited to see what else I can use them for. I used bamboo skewers for my sticks for the shamrocks and I just wrapped some washi tape around them, just like I did on this project.  I love that washi tape is so easy to use to dress things up!
After I painted my shamrocks green, while the paint was still wet I dipped them in glitter.  I actually still need to spray them with a sealer, but it's too cold outside right now to do it, so I'll wait until a warmer day. :)
I love the way this simple project turned out, and how it adds some sparkle to my St. Patrick's Day decor.  
And raise your hand if you love the dusty shelf!! This shelf is a little bit above my eye level, so I can't see the dust...and I don't like dusting anyway.  I will be dusting these shelves tho, now that I know they look like that. Ha!  So tell me, do you decorate for St. Patrick's Day?  I love to, and we also love to have Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner that day.  I have always decorated for St. Patrick's Day, but I realized yesterday that Easter is only two weeks after St. Patrick's Day.  I guess the Easter decor won't be out for long this year. 
Linking to:  Keeping it Simple, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Craft-O-Maniac, Not JUST A Housewife, Blooming Homestead, Whats Cooking with Ruthie


  1. Cute! I am still debating whether or not to decorate for St. Patrick's Day. I guess I better get on it if I am going to, huh? ;)

  2. Stopping by from Sumos Sweet Stuff, what a cute idea!

  3. Adorable idea! Can easily be re-transformed for any holiday :)

    Blessings ...


  4. These are adorable... so fun for St. Patties Day! I'm so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell... come back again next week to party with me again :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  5. Thanks so much for linking up! I am featuring this on my blog. :)


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