Each holiday, I decorate the house with a colorful festive garland. I have Halloween, Valentine’s Day, different birthday ones, but one holiday I don’t have is St. Patrick’s Day. This year, I wanted to add some luck to our home so I thought I’d make some.
Instead of one strand, I thought I’d try a couple different varieties to hang to really get in the spirit. The first one is the easiest. I made garland to look like gold coins to attract leprechauns of course! The second garland is a bit more classic. I wanted to include pom-poms — to add a cool texture to the garland — and shamrocks for added luck.
- Baker’s twine or another type of string.
- Yarn to make the pom-poms.
- Yarn needle.
- 3” hole punch.
- White cardstock.
- Two tissue paper rolls.
- Shamrock labels OL199.
- Gold foil circle labels OL5375.
How to Make the Pom-Poms:
Step 1: Yarn your yarn around two tissue paper rolls. Do this at least 40-50 times.
Step 2: Cut a 10” piece of yarn.
Step 3: Pull the piece of yarn between the two rolls and tie together. Then, pull the rolls out.
Step 4: Cut the sides of the yarn ball.
Step 5: Trim the pom-pom so it creates a ball shape.
How to Make the St. Patrick’s Day Garland:
Step 1: Use your knitting needle and baker’s twine to thread through your pom-pom. It’s really easy to do. You just slide the needle through.
Step 2: Punch 3” holes out of your white cardstock. Place the baker’s twine across one cardstock circle. Then, peel off the shamrock label and stick it onto the middle of the circle. Place another shamrock on the back of the circle. Repeat the pattern of a pom-pom and shamrock circle to your desired garland length.
Step 3: Make a second garland by sandwiching baker’s twine with two gold foil circle labels.
Step 4: Hang your garland!