St. Patrick’s Day Tree & Ornaments

I still can’t put away the magic of Christmas.  I love my little white Christmas tree, so I decided to decorate it for St. Patrick’s Day.  Most of the items on the tree are handmade.  I thought I’d share with you how I made them.

St. Patrick’s Day Tree & Ornaments~

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Most of the things that I used on the tree, I already had on hand.  The green beads were from my Mardi Gras stash.  I just cut them in half & laid them on the branches.

Coin Ornaments

The coin ornaments were easy to make.  I got them last year from the Dollar Tree, but they are available almost anywhere right now.  What you’ll need are some plastic coins, some ornament hooks, hot glue gun & glue.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

I put a drop of hot glue on the top of one of the coins & then pressed a hook into the hot glue.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Then I added more hot glue to the coin.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Then I pressed a second coin on to the hot glue, sandwiching the hook between the two coins.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

I used up all of my coins.  (another thing out of my craft stash)

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Then I just hung them on the tree.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Eraser Garland

The only supplies that you need for this is a package of shamrock shaped erasers, some upholstery thread, a ruler, hot glue gun & glue.  The shamrock erasers are available at the Dollar Tree.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

I used a ruler to space out the erasers.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Then, one at a time, I added a drop of hot glue & pressed the thread into the glue.  I used white thread because I have a white tree.  If you’re using a green tree, use green thread to blend in.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Once the eraser garland is hung it has the illusion of floating on the tree.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Hats

These were the easiest because there was nothing to do.  I found these hair clips at Walmart.  They came 2 to a pack.  All I had to do was to clip them on to a branch!

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St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Shamrocks

These Styrofoam glittered shamrocks I’d gotten from Michaels last year.  To turn them into ornaments, I just hot glued an ornament hook into the top of the shamrock.

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For the tree topper, I chose an Irish Angel.  I’d gotten the little angel at the thrift store for 75 cents last year.  To turn her into an Irish Angel, I embellished her a bit.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

I glued on some doll hair in a reddish shade  Then I put some green seed beads on to some wire to make a halo for her.  Then I added some pearl strands & some green ribbon to her hands.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

I threaded a filigree cross on to one of the ribbon strands.  (I’ve had the cross for years, but I know you can get them at Joanne Fabrics.  To add more green to it, I hot glued some clear green glass beads to the back of the cross.  Light glows through the beads & the cross to give it a green look.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

I hot glued white feathers to a set of angel wings to finish her off.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Decorating the little white Christmas tree was so easy.  It really brightens up the corner of my dining area.

St. Patrick's Day Tree & Ornaments

Happy St. Patrick’s Day & Happy Creating everyone!