Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DIY Distractions: St Patrick's Day Garland

We had another snow day today. I think it's our third in just as many weeks. Basically all my kids and I have done is watch movies and cuddle under the covers. We're still in our pajamas, as a matter of fact.  It's 3:24 in the afternoon. I ain't even mad.

The only time we really even moved is to gather some artsy stuff from the supply closet. They colored and I did this simple St Patrick's Day garland. In all honesty this craft is a distraction to all that's swirling around in my head. Some of it I can talk about: the boobs I mentioned the other day (thanks for your support by the way; it truly means the world to me) and we just booked a Disney vacay for the first week in April, have I mentioned that? It'll be my family's first! Any tips???  And then there are some things I don't want to talk about yet. Mainly in fear of jinxing them. You know how that is- you mention it out loud, it becomes real, you decide you might really want it, then it doesn't materialize and your heart is broken. So, yeah. Distraction. And since I'm too lazy to walk to the fridge for wine, crafting it is.



I'm not exaggerating when I say this is the easiest craft in the world. Gather up some green-ish scraps of fabric and a length of twine and you're good.


Fold the fabric exactly in half, then cut into 2-1/2 inch wide by 4 inch long rectangles (I used 15).

 

Take your folded rectangle, and fold it width-wise; cut out a notch, then unfold the width.


Now unfold at the length crease, add a couple dabs of hot glue, and refold over the twine. Add a couple more dabs of glue at the bottom of each rectangle's notch. Continue adding your rectangles about an inch apart.


And that's it. Told you it was easy.

Do this craft: it's perfect to spice up your St Patrick's Day life, and it's perfect to distract yourself from all that may be dancing around in your head.


Linking up at Rainbows & Honeysuckle's Craft Yourself Crazy Link Party.



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17 comments:

  1. This is really cute. I like garlands like these to hang around my desk at work. I currently have a red heart garland but that needs to be upgraded soon!

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    1. I feel ya! I just swapped my pink heart garland for this green one yesterday :)

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  2. So cute! I might have to try this!

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    1. Let me know how it turns out if you do ♥

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  3. Oh Disney I'm jealous!! We talked and talked about it, almost booked it, but decided to wait. Sarah gets really nervous around people in costumes, and I want her to be excited to see a Princess, or Minnie, not run in fear the other way... :(

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    1. Em is the same way! Well, was. We've been working on that very issue all year.

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  4. What a cute idea and simple enough too!

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