hello friends…and happy saint patrick’s day!
i love today. it’s a holiday the whole world celebrates, that’s just plain fun and makes people happy. it helps that my mom got really into it growing up — making sure we always had at least something green on for school — and also that i married into irishness. a lot of irishness.
so, it only makes sense that — given my newfound obsession with my local 99-cent-only store — that i’d need to create a table centerpiece. cyrillynn from any 2nd now, a fellow san diego style blogger, recently encouraged me to post a diy on another little something i’d put together (which i still need to do) — but i’m taking her advice now and sharing how to fancy up your own table with some glittery green and gold.
still working on that guinness beef stew? no worries — with just a bit of glassware, inexpensive seasonal decor and fresh flowers, you can whip this up in a mere 15 minutes!
what you’ll need:
- a trifle bowl
- a smaller container to fit inside trifle bowl (i used the dip compartment from a chips-and-dip set)
- a modern vase
- a cake stand
- white everyday plate*
- gold decorative charger*
- bunch of carnations
- bunch of baby’s breath
- decorative glitter picks (i love these shamrock and hat ones!)*
- green or white glitter garlands*
- glitter adhesive letters
- other ireland-inspired tchotchkes
* found while gleefully losing myself in the aisles at 99-cent-only
step 1: arrange the main structure / glassware arrangement. place the everyday plate on the gold charger, then the modern vase on top of the plate. set the trifle bowl atop the cake plate.
step 2: strip leaves from carnation stems and arrange bunch in line in modern vase.
step 3: bunch baby’s breath into smaller container, that can fit inside trifle bowl while still leaving a perimeter for garland. place garland around this smaller container and flush with its top, so baby’s breath sticks out just slightly above garland.
step 4: create desired saying with glitter letters, and arrange/drape glitter garland around both pieces.
step 5: add decorative glitter picks to one or both flower bunches. sprinkle glitter on plate and top of cake plate, if desired. arrange other tchotchkes.
step 6: *pat* yourself on the back, you crafty leprechaun! and enjoy that stew!