St. Patrick’s Day DIY's for your home

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I'm all over any holiday with a specific color palette. Christmas: red and green. Valentines' day: pink and red. Columbus day? When was the last time you decorated for Columbus Day? Maybe law-makers need to make the official color yellow or something. Wouldn't you be all over Columbus Day then? Already, I digress. St. Patrick's Day: green! I love me some green! I also like St. Patty's because I am part Irish. My grandmother was full-blooded Irish, though born in Brooklyn. So, of course, I’m all about adding in some simple DIY projects around the house. For the most part, these are super simple tutorials and ideas and shouldn’t take you much time at all to add in just enough green to your home to save you from the dreaded pinch.

St Patrick's Day Candles and Moss Shamrock

Every Irish-loving household needs a wreath to adorn the front door that screams, “kiss me, I’m Irish”. Try out this moss shamrock DIY. Add some peas in glass canisters underneath some beautiful candles to get your green in.

Celtic Patterns and Geronimo Balloons

Take a more traditional and subtle approach to St. Patrick’s day with a traditional Celtic pattern stenciled on a tablecloth. Or brighten up your space with some fun balloon arrangements like those from Geronimo Balloons.

St. Patrick's Day Streamers

Try out some simple St. Patrick’s day streamers with this super simple DIY that should take you no time at all.

Green Mercury Glass Bud Vase Set

Pottery barn has some lovely green mercury vases that you can add some fresh greens to to spice up the Patty’s day spirit. Or try this boxwood shamrock wreath for your door with a lovely ribbon.

Do you go all out for St. Patrick’s day? Or do you have the obligatory touch of green? Tell me how you celebrate the day, I’d love to hear your ideas!

Images- Photo 1: The House that Lars Built; Photo 2: (Left) Apartment Therapy ;(Right) The House that Lars Built; Photo 3: (Left) BHG, (Right) Geronimo Balloons; Photo 4: Studio DIY; Photo 5: (Left) Apartment Therapy, (Right) Blue Sky Confections.

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.