I was inspired to create this garland when I saw a similar one on Pinterest for Valentine's Day. See how cute it is?
I also wanted to continue using the same 3 Mason jars that were on my Valentine's Day mantle. I really like the simplicity of decorating with Mason jars. They're so versatile! I jazzed mine up for St. Patrick's Day with some felt cut-outs of shamrocks that I picked up from Joann Fabrics.
I stuck a few shamrocks on each of the Mason jars with double-sided tape (makes for easy removal later), then wrapped some basic white string around the jar a few times.
This is how they look on the mantle. So light and bright-- perfect for spring!
Next I made the garland using all the clubs from a deck of cards. I punched 2 holes in the stop of each card and threaded a narrow piece of green ribbon through them.
After that I cut up a few strips of fabric and tied them to the green ribbon in between the playing cards. I kept adding little knots of fabric until I was happy with the look.
I love how it turned out!
I like to keep things simple in my mantle decorating, and this garland fits the bill! I love having the pops of green from the shamrocks on the Mason jars and the fabric from the garland. It is really starting to look like spring. Now the weather just needs to keep up!
Have you done any decorating yet for spring? My favorite easy ways to decorate include putting a wreath on the door and updating my mantle decorations. Those are two areas I see every day, so I really focus on them first. How about you? Which areas bring the most impact to your seasonal decor?