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Thursday’s Theme: Shamrock Craft Projects

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

We’ve gathered up some craft projects in order to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all the way up until March 17th, with every level of craftiness in mind. Let us know if you give any a try, and happy creating!

Shamrock Garland | Richelle's Creative Corner

The felt shamrock garland to the left is an easy way to add a charming amount of shamrock whimsy to a mantel, bookshelf or window. Green rope, sparkly thread or fishing line are great ways to enhance or amplify the look of each shamrock.

And if you have a stockpile of felt, you can also make the felt shamrocks below with some hot glue, a sewing needle and some thread.

Using multiple shades of green will add dimension to each craft project, thus making your St. Patrick’s Day display more interesting and fun to create and admire.

Felt Shamrocks | Positively Splendid by Amy Bell

Sparkly green pipe cleaners (or plain green pipe cleaners) are the perfect size for colorful beads.
Click on the image for the tutorial showing how to craft the ideal shamrock shape.

Beaded Shamrocks | Fun-A-Day

This craft is just as fun for kids as it is for parents and loved ones.
Keep it in your crafting arsenal to recreate the look every year.

Four Leaf Clover Craft | Simple Everyday Mom

This craft has the potential to be the messiest out of all of these, but aren’t the messy crafts the most fun? Mix up the colors or stick with classic green; these shamrocks are both personal and whimsical.

Fingerprint Shamrock Craft | Easy Peasy and Fun

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Throwback Thursday: Winter 2019 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Even though the snow hasn’t let up outside, the Winter season at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop is coming to a close. We are excited to bring you new Spring looks and decor – both in the new catalog and here on the blog – in the coming weeks, but first, we’re taking a look back at ten of our Winter 2019 blog posts. If there was a blog post – recipe, Quick Tip, DIY project, etc. – that made an impression on you, let us know in a comment below.

Monday Must-Haves: Storage and Organization (Winter 2019)

Thursday’s Theme: Inspiring Entryways for 2019

Photo by Crisp ArchitectsBrowse entryway photos

Decorating with Color: Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year

Tasteful Tuesday: Flaky Pie Crust

Thursday’s Theme: Winter Crafts For You and the Kids

Popsicle Stick Hot Chocolate Mug | Glued To My Crafts Blog

Weekly Spotlight: Web Exclusive Novelties

Tasteful Tuesday: Ginger-Molasses Bars

Weekly Spotlight: Winter 2019 Rugs

Quick Tip: Think Spring in February

Monday Must-Haves: Snowy Winter Clearance

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Thursday’s Theme: Valentine’s Day Mantels with Banners

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

These five mantels are beautifully decorated in a variety of ways for Valentine’s Day – although they all feature banners that could be made at home.

Symmetry

This symmetry of this mantel is quite appealing, from the plates above the mirror to the way the banner is hung. Additionally, this mantel looks like it is perfectly set up to be decorated for any season or holiday: The stand holding the LOVE sign could just as easily hold a sign for summer or Christmas, the tulips could be swapped out for evergreen branches or sunflowers, and the heart wreath – well, you get it. The red and pink colors could be overbearing if your style is less bold, but with the incorporation of white and silver, this mantel has a softer romantic look.

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Monotone

Sticking to one shade of red decor will fully flesh out the richness of the color, although be sure to incorporate a couple of neutral items (like candlesticks or a sculpture) so that each candle, heart wreath, banner and candle can catch the eye.

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Subtle Balance

The way the soft colors of the hearts are framed – by a bold red – makes them really stand out and command attention. The way they are arranged – as banners – makes them charming complements to the main banner stretched across the mantel.

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Quick and Simple

If you want less fuss, a banner like the one below will make a big enough statement to charm you for Valentine’s Day. Adding a vase of flowers or a similarly colored print to the mantel adds more cohesiveness to the space, even if they aren’t Valentine themed.

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Go All Out

And of course, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to really dress up your mantel for. Add wreaths and flowers among keepsakes and frames – and don’t forget the DIY wreath and banner!

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