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   St. Patrick’s Day door decoration Posted by Chica 
March 10, 2011 
Chica
 

Doors can be so boring, and Jo and I love to decorate them for the holidays. Often that’s with something as simple as a wreath, but sometimes it’s much more. For St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d come up with an outlandish way to decorate the door with one of my favorite symbols of the holiday — a rainbow with a pot of gold. Doesn’t that sound fun?

My starting point was ribbon. A big, beautiful, colorful pile of 1.5″ satin ribbon. I just love bold colors like this. You’ll need about 3 yards of each color of the rainbow.

St. Patrick's Day rainbow door decoration

Attach one piece of ribbon to your door from top to bottom, at an angle. I found that masking tape worked quite well for attaching the ribbon, but you could also use thumbtacks or even some Command Adhesive (love that stuff!) Then just keep adding more colors until you have a complete rainbow.

St. Patrick's Day rainbow door decorationSt. Patrick's Day rainbow door decorationSt. Patrick's Day rainbow door decoration

Wow, that only took about 5 minutes, and what impact!

St. Patrick's Day rainbow door decoration

This rainbow still needs its pot of gold, though. I grabbed some brown and yellow felt and cut out a quick pot shape and lots of little gold coins. I had just the right yellow scrap felts for this — I never throw away scraps of felt, because I often need just a small pieces of a color, and this was a great example.

St. Patrick's Day rainbow door decorationSt. Patrick's Day rainbow door decoration

I used some masking tape to attach the pot to the bottom of the rainbow and then more tape to attach each gold coin.

St. Patrick's Day rainbow door decorationSt. Patrick's Day rainbow door decoration

I just love how this came out. It was so simple, but looks so great.

St. Patrick's Day rainbow door decoration

This would be a perfect decoration for a classroom door, so you teachers out there should take note. Using ribbon makes the project so much faster and easier than it would be with paper, which you would have to cut into long, even strips. The kids can help with the coins, too!

St. Patrick's Day rainbow door decoration

If you’re having a party for St. Patrick’s Day, you might want to extend the pot of gold decor idea with gold cauldron filled with chocolate gold coins and guarded by a cute plush leprechaun!

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4 comments so far:

  1. Jo Ann said: (March 11th, 2011 at 4:41 pm)

    This idea is so cute! I am a school nurse, I emailed this to all my teachers. My daughter is a teacher in another school so I went to the dollar store and bought the ribbon, a gold gift bag to make the coins and black construction paper to make the pot for the door of her classroom. The kids are going to love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Chica said: (March 12th, 2011 at 12:35 pm)

    Jo Ann, thanks for telling everyone about this project. You are so clever to use a gold gift bag as material to make the coins. What a great $1 solution!

  3. Elizabeth said: (February 21st, 2012 at 8:13 pm)

    Oh my god I love this!! I used paper for my pot and gold and glued that to cardboard of the same shape so that I can use it for a few years until the paper fades since that is what I had handy. This project is absolutely awesome! Thank you for sharing. I will link back to you if I post pictures on my blog. Thank you, thank you!!! :D

  4. Chica said: (February 21st, 2012 at 8:48 pm)

    So glad you liked this project, Elizabeth! We’d love to see photos of your rainbow, so please do come back and share a link if you post it on your blog.

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