6 Mar 2014

A Mint and Hexagon St. Patrick's Day

The title of this post really should be:  This Post is for Misutati (Aunt Misu).  We have never really celebrated St. Patrick's day other than to try a few mint flavoured treats that come out this time of year.  My sister, on the other hand, LOVES Ireland and will be visiting during St. Patrick's Day so I thought I would decorate for her. :)

 I came up with a simple hexagon garland and geometric clovers for our chalkboard wall.  I continued with the mint and hexagonish design I created for this month's calendar.  The colours are two shades of grey with mint green.  The light grey almost looks like a lavender colour in some of these photos, but it really is grey in real life.  My mint stools worked perfectly with this colour scheme too.  :)

To make my hexagon garland I simply punched out hexagon shapes with a paper punch and taped them to some baker's twine.

My abstract clovers were taped onto the chalkboard wall with washi tape and I drew a stem with a chalk marker.  It can't get any easier than that!

Overall, I think it's a subtle nod to St. Patrick's Day and it's keeping with my love for modern shapes.  The mint green is also a great colour to carry right into spring and you could totally leave this garland up past St. Patrick's Day if you wanted.  

There were quite a few shots on my photo roll with this little photo bomber in them so I thought I'd include just one. :)  I think that big geometric tea towel was temptingly within reach of his little hands!


Happy crafting!

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19 comments:

  1. I love it! The mint is a fun change from the normal Kelly green. And I love that black and white quilt.

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    1. I thought mint would be a great colour to carry into spring and it just happened to go well with my stools.

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  2. such a fun and modern take on the holiday- and love the idea of mint green as the green!

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  3. Such a cool and modern take on St. Patty's....love it! :)

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    1. Thanks Gabbi. It was a fun little project. :)

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  4. super cute...love the idea of making the hexagons into clovers--so smart! now I want a hexagon punch :)

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    1. At first I was planning to cut out the hexagons and then I spied the punch at the craft store. It really saved a lot of time.

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  5. So good! Now I think I need one of those Hexagon punchers too!

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    1. It's a great punch and a nice alternative to the traditional circle punch.

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  6. What a fun way to decorate for St. Patrick's day and that puncher is awesome! Pinned :) I'd love it if you shared this over at The Makers Link Party going on at my blog right now,UpcycledTreasures.com

    Have a great weekend!
    -Katie

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite.

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  7. So cute! These are my favorite colors. I would love to do something like this at our house ;)

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    1. Thanks! I love the mint green too.

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  8. I love that hexi punch Anu - the whole vignette looks adorable against your chalkboard wall:)

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  9. Great idea, this is THE cutest St. Patty's decor ever! There is that awesome trivet! LOVE!

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  10. You always have the best modern decor! I love this! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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  11. I love the hexagon clovers. Simple, graphic, perfect.

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  12. I love the way you use your chalkboard wall for paper decor. The mint is so fun for Patty's Day :) xo Kristin

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