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.
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.
Wow, that only took about 5 minutes, and what impact!
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.
I used some masking tape to attach the pot to the bottom of the rainbow and then more tape to attach each gold coin.
I just love how this came out. It was so simple, but looks so great.
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!