Monday, March 5, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Decor

i don't do a whole lot of decorating for st. patricks day .
but...  i did get my shelf all decorated this past weekend!

besides my st. patty's day subway art i have little else as far as decorations go for the kiss me-i'm irish holiday. so i grabbed my trusty topiaries (from target years ago), my new white owl that i grabbed at Christmas time at rod works and some old ugly vases i had sitting under the sink.
[old vases from under the sink-i've also seen tons of them at the thrift store]


i had been inspired by sugar and charm's awesome vase make-over... so i decided to try it out myself.


i totally made mine the lazy/cheap way.
i just poured the paint straight into the vase (it took about 1-2oz bottle for each vase) and brushed the paint around a little.  then i just sat the vase on it's side (rotating it around every couple minutes) and let the paint drip around until it all was covered in a nice thick coat. so super easy!!

and now i have pretty green vases that cost me nothing!
(since i already had the vases and the paint)
((i added a little piece of wood under the one vase because i thought it needed just a tad bit more height))

eta: i used regular acrylic paint. i didn't add anything to it. (i don't plan to put anything in the vases. ever.)

unfortunately i only have two of the paint color names.

(i was being an irresponsible blogger and threw one empty bottle away)
- delta ceramcoat light foliage green
- jo-ann craft essentials grasshopper
- for the third color just pick a darker color that coordinates with both of the others.

do you decorate for st. patty's day?
(have you done it yet?)

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37 comments:

  1. The vases look beautiful, like they were always green! :) Totally Pinning this post :)

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  2. Wow! The mantle looks lovely and had you not mentioned it, I would have NEVER realized you painted your vases.

    I just swapped out my subway art for your St. Pat's version and pulled out my decor yesterday. I love it. Thanks!

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  3. I skip St. Patty's and put up my Easter/Spring decor already! I used your Easter printable and it looks awesome. Thank you so much! I am a new follower and love your blog!

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  4. I love that you used 3 different colors of green for your vases! They turned out great!

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  5. What kind of paint did you use?

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  7. I love the green vases! Would you mind sharing your paint brand and the name of the colors?

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  8. Love the vases! They turned out great!

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  9. Oh... thank you for that! I have been looking for the perfect pink vase. Now I realize I have had it all along. ;)

    Yes, decorate for St. Patrick's Day! My mantel is up, and of course, I have my St. Pat's subway art, courtesy of you fine ladies!

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  10. I have my St. Patty's day subway art up--thanks to you!!

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  11. Love it!I love that you can really see the detail of the vases more now that they are painted.

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  12. love it, jen. i'm going to have to try that with my clear vases!:)

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  13. I saw a shirt the other day that said " I'm NoT Irish....... Kiss me anyway! Hahaha how cute is that for st Patrick's day??? Love ur stuff Jen as always!!

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  14. Such a cute and cheap idea for the vases! Love it!!! Thanx for sharing, I will totally have to make all my extra vases different colors! :)

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  15. I'm about to print the St. Patty's subway art. Thanks for that!

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  16. Did you use the special enamel paint like Sugar & Charm did?

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  17. These turned out awesome!!! Love that you can do this to glass. I have seen it around the internet as well, but haven't tried it yet. You inspire me to actually do it.

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  18. I have the subway art and a few apothecary jars that I fill with something green. Other than that, I don't do much for St. Pattys.

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  19. thank you for all your sweet comments! i'm glad you girls like my vases as much as i do. :)

    i used regular acrylic paint. i didn't add any extras to it. (i don't plan to put anything in the vases. ever.)

    unfortunately i only have two of the color names. (i was being an irresponsible blogger and threw one empty bottle away)
    - delta ceramcoat light foliage green
    - jo-ann craft essentials grasshopper
    - for the third color just pick a darker color that coordinates with both of the others.

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  21. I love the painted vases in different colors & your blog. Is it possible to download the St. Pattys Subway art still? Thanks
    Liane

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  22. I NEVER used to decorate for any holiday other than Christmas but since we moved (into what I call the wee house) I have been. Nothing great for any of the holidays just a little pop of it. But that said I did decorate for saint patty's day. I have a cute shamrock on the door and little dangly shiny things hanging in the garden. And I was seriously soooooo giddy that I called a friend to tell her about my $3 happiness (shopped at the dollar tree)

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  23. Hi I just found you via Pintrest! Your blog is very cute! I do decorate for St. Pats and have been working on it today when I get breaks from the kiddos. Love your pom pom garland...always wanted a good use for those things other than my toddler using a bottle of glue to put them on construction paper :) Hope to post my creations to my blog soon: www.baksababy.blogspot.com
    nicole

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  24. Congratulations on your St. Paddy's Day shelf! And especially for how pretty your "lazy way" vases turned out!

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  25. Just downloaded the art~thank you.

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  26. It's a pity we don't celebrate St Patricks Day (I live in Belgium), because I love your subway art!

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  27. Looks great!! Love the Saint Patrick's theme! :)

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  28. Love it. Posted your printable on my own mantle today.

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  29. Those are amazing--totally doing this!

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  30. How do we download the printable?

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  31. Cute!!! Featuring you on my blog!! embracingmessy.blogspot.com

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  32. I pinned your decorated shelf - love it.
    I've found your subway art such an inspiration to decorate my shelves or cupboard tops.
    If you do an Easter subway art this year would you please do a version that doesn't mention Spring, for those of us who love your blog but live in the southern hemisphere.

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  33. I feel a bit silly. I had to read all the comments before I realized the reason your vases have so much depth is that you poured the paint INSIDE! Now I have pretty St. Patty's vases too. Thanks

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  34. I have some of those ugly vases I am going to give this a try. Thanks Easy2Save

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  35. Love this, so if you were to use the vases for flowers, what would you do then? Would you have to spray in a sealant of some sort?

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