Are you ready for St. Patricks’s Day? I am! I love to decorate my home throughout the year with things I’ve designed myself, and St. Patricks’s Day is no different. This year I’ve come up with a couple of new projects perfect to give your living space a splash of Irish luck, just in time for the holiday! Let me show you what I’ve got lined up for you!
You all know how much I love pillows. They make decorating so much easier! It literally takes next to no time to pull them off the couch and beds, and replace them with others that represent the current theme. There are so many cute designs to choose from, plus they’re usually fairly simple and quick to make. Pillows are seriously a no-brainer when it comes to décor that can be switched out in a matter of minutes. You really can’t go wrong!
“17“ is a St. Patricks’s Day pillow project I designed for my upcoming March retreat, “Hello Spring.” Done with a cream flannel background and wools including Emerald Herringbone and Mill Dyed Natural for the appliqué, this “charming” St. Patrick’s Day pillow is designed to be easy and simple. If you, or someone in your life is new to stitching or working with wool, “17” is a great beginner project that can be done easily and fast. Finished size on this lucky find is 16″ x 17.” I recommend an 18″ pillow form for this one.
I’m infatuated with old-time trucks, which is why I’m totally in love with my, “Loads of Luck“ St. Patty’s Day pillow! This simple pillow features a vintage truck – much like one we have here at Primitive Gatherings – filled with green shamrocks, all done with wool appliqué on soft flannel. This pillow is a nice size – not too big and not to small, measuring 14″ x 21″ when finished.Looking for more than one pillow to show off? The, “Kiss Me“ pillow set is your solution! Combined with my antique inspired green and white quilt, these 16″ x 16″ square pillows will look stunning displayed on your couch, guest bed, or favorite rustic dining room table. These festive pillows are done on a wool background with a homespun backing. As I mentioned, they look especially fantastic paired with my antique inspired green and white quilt, which measures 72 1/2″ x 72 1/2″ when finished. I like my pillows nice and plump so I used an 18″ pillow form for these.
Of course I couldn’t let St. Patricks’s Day go by without a gnome project to go with it, so I’d like to introduce my brand new, “Gnome Shenanigans” pillow. This cute addition to my holiday gnome series is done on cream flannel with wool appliqué.
If hanging décor is more your style, check out these adorable St. Patricks’s Day, “Irish Blessings“ hanging banners! Measuring at 8″ x 10,” these sweet little wool appliqué projects are sure to brighten any room. They can be hung on the wall or displayed using a wood stand or clipboard, making them a great choice for decorating in limited space. The best part is, you can chose from a light or dark version of this project. Personally I think you should go for it and just get both, LOL!
“Lucky Charm” is the new St. Patricks’s Day banner I made for my on-going holiday banner series. I especially love these for holiday decorating because they are not only easy to swap out for a quick change up, but they’re also really easy to store and take up almost no space to display. This one is done with cream flannel and wools including Emerald and Hunter Green. Finished size is 11 3/4″ x 11 3/4.” If you’re familiar with the series, you may already have “Believe in the Magic,” “Love Each Other,” and “Fall Harvest” in your collection. If not, you can find them all available on our website. I am also working on one for Easter which will be ready soon, so keep an eye out for that!Next up, mini quilts! Because who doesn’t love mini quilts, right? I think they’re great because aside from being downright adorable, their petite size makes it possible to make several in a short amount of time. My, “Irish Chain Mini Quilt“ is a perfect example. This quilt measures 16 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ and only requires one thread color, making it a nice little project if you’re looking for something a bit less complicated..
This next quilt is a floral mini that was designed based on a vintage hankie I found at a thrift store. Primarily green, the “Dogwood Days Mini Quilt“ ticks two boxes for March décor because it works for both St. Patty’s Day, and the entire spring season overall. Up until now, “Dogwood Days” was exclusively for retreat guests and not offered for sale to the public, so I’m happy to say it’s now available to everyone! It measures at 16 1/2″ x 16 1/2,” which makes it a great little table mat or hanging decoration any time of year.It’s not exactly traditional to exchange gifts for St. Patty’s Day, but sometimes I like to surprise someone special with a little springtime pick-me-up. Our St. Patricks’s Day Vande Walle’s Caramels are just the ticket! Jess put together these cheerful St. Patricks’s Day themed 1lb bags just in time for March 17th. They not only make great gifts, but they’re also a perfect excuse to treat yourself as well (just ask everyone around here)!
I would absolutely LOVE to get a St. Patricks’s Day gift put together with any number of these goodies. Our St. Patricks’s Day wool bundle and, “Happy Go Lucky” Graphic T make excellent additions to a gift basket or bag as well. Don’t get pinched on St. Patty’s day for not wearing green!
Alright folks. That’s about all I have for now. If you’d like to listen to me go through these St. Patricks’s Day items one by one, you can watch the replay of, “Stitch with Lisa Bongean“ LIVE on YouTube by hitting the link below! I hope you’ll tune in next week for my next LIVE show coming up on Thursday at 1PM CST. I’ll be talking all about my current works-in-progress along with some projects I have on the drawing board. As always, leave me a comment for a chance to win a prize! Tell me what’s in your future project plans. What are you working on? What would you like to see me working on in the future? Let me know! See you all soon. ~Lisa