I love finding items at thrift stores that can be remade to fit in with my decor. Giving a thrift store find a makeover for St Patrick’s Day Decor was an easy and budget friendly way to decorate for the holiday.
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As with most of my seasonal decor pieces, I like to find ways to create items that are budget friendly. This only needed paint, ribbon, and a small shamrock to change its look and have it ready to be displayed for St Patrick’s Day.
St Patrick’s Day Candle Holder
When I spotted this, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to tackle a makeover for it because of all of the tacks that had been used on it. I hoped they would be easy to pry off.
I’d like to say that they all popped off easily, but that wasn’t the case. Some of them were pretty stubborn! I used a flat head screwdriver to pry them off. Unfortunately some of the heads came off and I had to use needle nose pliers to pull the stem of the tack out.
Once I finally had all of the tacks out, I used a sanding sponge to smooth over the holes that were left.
I used DecoArt Outdoor Chalk Paint in Everlasting for the candle holder. It took three coats to cover the design that was on the piece.
The glass votive holders were attached inside the holes with glue. I used a flat head screw driver to pry the glue away. Then I cleaned each of them using Dawn dish washing liquid. They had lots of left over residue on them, but after soaking and washing them, they looked new again.
To dress the candle holder up for St. Patrick’s Day, I used burlap ribbon, green twine, and a painted shamrock. I used adhesive spray to attach the burlap and twine to the wood. These colors will work well for using the candle holder for spring decor, too. Or, it can be pulled off easily to change the look.
I painted a wood chip shamrock using a combination of green and white paint for a soft green color. It’s attached using a small dot of hot glue. It will be easy to pop off to change the piece from St. Patrick’s Day to Easter or other spring decor.
*Tip: Use Spray Adhesive to attach ribbon to easily change the look for seasonal decor pieces.
This year, I’ve decided to go with a soft and subtle look for St. Patrick’s Day decor instead of my usual fun and whimsical decor pieces for the holiday. I added a piece of twine around each of the glass votive holders to give it a more finished look. It’s attached with a small bit of hot glue.
Adding a couple of green pillows, a green throw blanket, and this St. Patrick’s Day Candle Holder to our sun room are all easy ways to have simple decor for the holiday without going all out.
Supply List for St Patrick’s Day Candle Holder
- Thrift Store Find Candle Holder
- Screwdriver and Pliers
- Sanding Sponge
- White Chalk Paint & Foam Brush
- Burlap Ribbon
- Twine (green and natural)
- Spray Adhesive
- Hot Glue
- Green and White Paint & Brush
- Wood Chip Shamrock
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St Patrick’s Day Candle Holder
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