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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Leprechauns Made Me Do It!! Decorate To Celebrate Ch#46: St. Patrick's Day

**It's St. Patrick's Day at Decorate To Celebrate!!**

The Leprechauns are coming, the Leprechauns are coming!!  Hip Hip Hooray, the Leprechauns are coming!!  :)

I know I've said it before...  St. Patrick's Day...  Is. A. Big. Deal. At. Our. House.  When I say it's a Big Deal, I don't mean that we kinda sorta like it...  I mean that it's BIG...  Like Christmas. And Mother's Day.  And the Fourth of July. All wrapped into one...  I'm pretty sure we started planning for this St. Patrick's Day last June.  Or May.  Or maybe even Mc-April.

When you have a child whose favorite color is RAINBOW, it only seems logical that St. Patrick's Day would be fun for the whole Mc-family.  Right???

If your cereal cabinet is bursting with the Lucky Charms and you greet your co-workers with a "Top o' the morning" each day, then St. Patrick's Day is like a celebration of life and all that is worth Mc-living for...  Right???

Come on, admit it...  You put a "Mc" in front of YOUR last name on St. Patrick's Day too, Mc-RIGHT??? :)

And that is why, for the next week or so, I plan to give you a little Mc-peek into some of the goodies that have found their way into our home to celebrate...  I hope you'll stop back by to see all that's in store...

For now, here's my Mc-inspiration for today's new challenge...
I created some St. Patrick's Day Decor Signs with some of my favorite Mc-sayings to celebrate the holiday!!  :)
Each sign started as a knotty piece of Mc-pine...  And even though my brother, my dad, and The-Mc-Sweetheart usually ban me from the power tools in their workshops, I managed to happily sand all of these my very own self (yes, with the power sander -- I even got pretty sawdusty in the process for those of you who are reading in disbelief that I got Mc-DIRTY!!)...  No, I didn't get to use the table saw or circular saw to cut the signs to just the right size, but I also got to keep all of my Mc-fingers (besides, letting him cut all these signs for me makes The-Mc-Sweetheart feel EXTRA useful!!)...
I painted the fronts of each sign with some "Shamrock Green" acrylic paint, then gently sanded the edges and sides (to remove any excess Mc-paint)...  After several hours, I was able to hand-letter each sign and hand-paint the light green shamrocks and accent dots on each sign...  When they were all dry, The-Mc-Sweetheart took care of staining each sign for me (because I'll never be interested in playing with the Mc-stain!!)...
This sign here would be my Mc-FAVORITE for the holiday...  Should anything go down on St. Patrick's Day, I can ALWAYS blame the Leprechauns!!  :)

I hope you've enjoyed my collection of St. Patrick's Day Decor Signs...  I'll be sharing another REALLY FUN Mc-project soon, and I'd love for you to come back and check it out!!

Now... if you create a decoration or party favor for a ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY or EVENT, be sure to Mc-JOIN US over at Decorate To Celebrate! for Challenge #46!!  Come help us celebrate EVERYTHING WONDERFUL ABOUT LEPRECHAUNS, SHAMROCKS, RAINBOWS, and POTS O' GOLD with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!!  :)  Remember, you have until Tuesday, March 19th at 11:59pm to link up (you can do that HERE) and be eligible for YOUR CHANCE to WIN!!  I can't wait to see what you create!!  :)

Thanks again for sharing in my St. Patrick's Day excitement...  Here's hoping you have a Mc-wonderful March Day!!  :)

I'm Mc-Linking my signs up for the following challenges/linky parties:

Until next Mc-time,


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate. You are definitely ready for St. Patrick's Day with wonderful signs. They remind me of the wonderful signs seen at Cracker Barrel. You ought to see if they would display & sell there possibly.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Craftin Desert Divas said...

These are all so great! Please come link them up at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.


Sherrie K. said...

Holy smokes Amy...your Mc Pine decor signs are AWESOME! What a F*U*N project girl! LOVE!
Sherrie K

Lisa said...

These are McFabulous my Mcfriend!! I love, love them!! I bet they look amazing spread around your house!! What a fun project!! St. Patty's day used to big here when I was young...going to a private Catholic school whose nickname was the Irish, what do you expect??!! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!! Huge HUGS :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Robin said...

Thank you for linking up to Tara's first Linky Party over at Craftin Desert Diva's. New follower...would love to have you visit/follow me. :)


Norma said...

OMG! i was laughing at the keeping your fingers LOL!! Glad you were able to get in there and use you hubby's tools to make these fantastic signs!!! They all turned out fantastic and ready to be displayed with those fun phrases/sentiments. WOW! the DT had such wonderful creations and I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Audrey Frelx said...

Amy, your St. Patty's Day signs are wonderful!!! What great decorations they'll make!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness, so saweeet! I love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I've had fun peeking at your wonderful creations! Keep on inspiring!

Lucy Kelleher said...

Just LOVE these signs Amy! How creative!


Margaret Peppers said...

Love the signs. I will have to make up something similar for my kids.

lorby said...

Just popped over to say HI back atcha' and then I saw these adorable signs. I wish I had seen this earlier in the week. My closest friend in Tucson, where I'm heading this next week, is very Irish and St. Patty's Day is a big deal at their house with a huge party that includes Irish food and Irish Coffee for desert. Now that I've moved I'll miss it. Boo Hoo. Anyway, love, love, love your creative signs and the one with The Leprechauns made me do it is perfect but I also like I see green people. That made me laugh because I'm sure anyone would after a few Irish coffees. lol

Boots And Bling Time said...

Visiting from McTexas! Your signs are awesome and adorable! The Leprechauns are coming to my house next weekend or should I say McKiddos!

Diana Fernandez said...

mc-awesome!!! I love all the green! and such fabulous lettering!

Jess said...

Cute and fun project! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

I'm loving your signs! I think they're McBeautiful!!! I will definitley be back to see what else you've managed to Patty up!

Have a great day!!


Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

OMGosh! You're signs are McAwesome!!! ~Tami

Creative M said...

OMG!!These are AMAZING and so much Fun!!!I know what you mean about the tools...I usually take my boyfriends tool and he always says "these are not toys"..LOL but I still use the any way...
Awesome job and such a FUN posting!
Have a Wonderful Day,

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