Disclaimer... tonight, before I loaded pics onto my PC for this post I was running some updates and when I walked through the office I noticed that there was SMOKE coming out of my computer!!! Three hours, lots of cups of tea with my dad and a few tears later we think that the motherboard is fried. Awesome. So I'm working on this post on my school laptop which is a HUGE pain (hence the unedited pics, overload of pics and randomness of the order of them. ugh!). Also - if I'm working on something Slightly Askew for you I promise I haven't forgotten and I should be operational again by the weekend (fingers crossed!!!)
I confessed on Monday that I've never decorated for St. Patrick's day before. But with Easter being so late this year I didn't feel right putting bunnies out yet, and I couldn't make my "regular" stuff either so I decided to jump on the St. Patrick's Day train and go for it! I immediately went to Pinterest and was relatively uninspired by all the "green on green on green - with some green thrown in". It was all fine... but just not "fun" enough for me.
I saw a picture with a leprechaun and a rainbow on it and right away knew I wanted to do a "Pot of Gold" theme. I created a printable (find it on Monday's post!), started sorting M&M's and snapped a few pics :)
The clovers on the window are glitter foam and came in a package of 12 for $3. I stuck them on with scotch tape because I'm classy like that. :)
The little rainbow banner thing did NOT turn out as I planned. I cut the circles out of paint chips using a punch and then sewed them together with my sewing machine. That sounds like a good plan except for the fact that every time I get out my sewing machine I want to punch everyone in the face. No joke. Dave jokes that I'm not allowed to sew when he's around because he doesn't like to have his head bitten off. :)
The apothecary jars are filled with artificial apples from my back to school decor (and my back to school dinner!) M&Ms sorted into a rainbow (thanks, boys!) and cheese balls
I love decorating my kitchen window, but also love doing a fun kids table :)
I picked up some plates, napkins and straws at Target (under $2.50/each), used three pieces of gold scrapbook paper ($0.99/each) and threw on some confetti to make it extra festive.
The table "runner" is 1/4 yard of denim that I had laying around from Hobby Lobby. The fabric there is always 30% off... so it's probably under $2 for this piece.
The little clovers were leftovers from the ones I stuck on the window and I felt like they added a pop of festive green :)
If you've known me for very long at all you know that I love to layer. I layer my scarves, clothes and apparently - tableware. The more layers the better!
I picked up this cute little green box in the Dollar Spot at Target and threw in the extra straws and napkins. My boys always think it's so fun to eat off of "special" plates - and Mommy thinks it's fun to not have to wash their dishes :)
The cute pom poms (is that what they're even called???) were on super clearance at Target as well. $3 for all three of them! Luke kept calling them "disco balls" :)
This cutie patootie hung out with her daddy and brothers while I got things ready. Shirtless and showing off her tongue :)
We're now all set to get festive! Scrounge up some colorful plates around your house and call it a rainbow St Paddy's Day! Give your kiddos a bag of M&M's to sort and you're good to go!
I hope this inspired some colorful ideas for your dinner table this month! I'm loving all things rainbow right now and have some super cute crafts to show y'all next week as well! Be sure to grab the printable from Monday's post and let me know if you end up using it!
Just in case you're interested.. I'm a teeny bit Holiday obsessed. Here are a few other "decor" posts to check out...