Top of the morning to you, savvy savers, crafters, and bloggers!
Thanks for stopping by this morning! Let me welcome to the second in a four-part spring craft blog hop challenge for the spring season! This hop will run from February 18 – March 17 and we’re challenging you to create a craft project that reflects St. Patrick’s Day, Palm Sunday, or a General Spring theme.
Please join us in this challenge and link-up your crafty creation at the bottom of this post to be seen on 20 blogs!
Meet all 20 hosts!
Each host will be sharing their own craft to kick off the Spring Craft Blog Hop challenge, so make you visit each host to see their fabulous creations!
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- Erlene @My Pinterventures Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Sarah @Creative Ramblings Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Rachel @Craving Some Creativity Pinterest/Twitter/FB/G+
- Shirley @Intelligent Domestications Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Barb @A Life In Balance Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Amanda @The Kolb Corner Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Misty @The Lady Prefers 2 Save Pinterest/Twitter/FB/G+
- Shana @Technotini Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB
- Lauren @Mom Home Guide Pinterest/Twitter/FB/G+
- Jamie @Tiger Strypes Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Beverly & Gloria @Across the Boulevard Pinterest/Twitter/FB/G+/G+
- Renee @Creative Mama Messy House Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Ida @Second Chances Girl Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Lindi @Love Create Celebrate Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Christie @Sparkles of Sunshine Pinterest/Twitter/FB/G+
- Gail @Purple Hues and Me Pinterest/FB/Hometalk/G+
- Jocelyn @Displaced Yinzer Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Roitman & Jenn @Fun with a Message Pinterest/Twitter/FB/G+
- Emily @Our House Now A Home Pinterest/Twitter/FB/G+
- Jessica @Live Randomly Simple Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
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Today’s Project: My Saint Patrick’s Day Porch Reveal!
Hello again, savvy savers! I am so excited to share with all you my Saint Patrick’s Day Porch Reveal! One of my favorite parts of our home is the fun porch, and I have been more than excited to decorate it seasonally! As my family is back at school for the spring semester, its time to got life back into a normal routine, and part of that for me is porch decor! So, when I was asked to be apart of the Spring Craft Blog Hop, I totally jumped all over it! My husband and I are both of a matriarchal Irish ancestry, the Cavanaugh’s and the McCandless’s respectfully, so for us it’s a matter of family pride to show our Erin Go Braugh spirit this time of year!
It’s no blarney for me to tell you that this porch was as easy to put together, as it was economical! The porch centers around a small, rustic school chair found the side of the road in my neighborhood, and with the help of a can of Kelley Green spray paint, I had a new porch stand! Please note, I didn’t bother making sure I got perfect coverage on either coats, because I knew I was going to do some sanding and wanted a lot of layers to show through. To finish it I sprayed it with a Polyurethane to finish up my colored layers. And, although the chair was cute by itself, I knew I wanted to use several new finds I picked up after the holidays in town to use in conjunction with a few Dollar Tree crafts I made from last year, and I also pulled a few of my lanterns together with several small Celtic Crosses, plaques, and plates to finish the look.
For this project I used the following materials:
- 1 Rattan Wreath Forms; $0.50, picked up at Walmart, free with Walmart Savings Catcher funds.
- 2 Wreath Stands (on hand, but purchased from JoAnn Fabric’s, with coupon, for $5.99 in 2012).
- 2 Mini Grapevine Wreaths; on hand, free.
- 2 Mini Saint Patrick’s Day Plates, on hand.
- 2 bags Mimi shamrocks; free from Freecycle.org.
- 1 scarf; on hand.
- 2 Lanterns; on hand.
- Celtic Crosses, on hand.
- Glittered Shamrocks, on hand.
- 1 tinsel bow; free from Freecycle.org.
- 1 Solar lantern from Sam’s Club, a holiday gift from my Husband.
- Hot Glue Sticks (on hand).
- Kelley Green Spray Paint (on hand).
- Polyurethane (on hand).
- Chair (free).
- Hanging Shamrock Mobiles; gift from my husband.
- Large bunch of shamrock tinsel; on hand.
- Hanging Welcome sign, gift from my husband.
- Door Mat, Amazon (used Amazon Gift Card, earned from survey points for purchase).
Total Cost: Free!
I just love how simple, clean, and inexpensive this project was. What’s better than free, no? With the cleaner lines, empty spaces spring holidays give us, its almost a breath of fresh air! What really speaks to me is my husband’s Bless This Irish Home Sign fits right into this porch-scape, too! The design, effort, and concept was an shenanigan-free as it comes! The best part of this design was it sparked memories for my husband Daniel, who recanted to me he story of him playing in the Dublin Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, while a member of the drum line for the University of Southern Mississippi’s band, the Pride, while in college. Seeing on smile on that man’s face made my day.
So, seriously guys, how fun did this turn out? I am so beyond happy with it! I am so happy with how my porch turned out!
Here’s to creating on a budget,
Spring Craft Blog Hop – St. Patrick’s Day, Palm Sunday, or a General Spring theme
- Link-up your craft or DIY tutorial that fit the themes of the Spring Craft Blog Hop. Links that do not fit the themes will be deleted.
- DO NOT link-up food or recipes.
- DO NOT link-up round-ups unless all the craft posts are yours.
- Link directly to your post and not your blog.
Show us what you’ve created and be seen on 18 blogs!