st patricks day
I remember fantasizing about finding pots of gold and seeing leprechauns when I was a kid but the holiday always felt a little disappointing when I realized all we were doing was pinching the kids not wearing green. This year for St. Patrick’s day we decided to make a Pot of Gold Piñata and fill it with chocolate gold coins. To find the Pot of Gold we had the kids follow a rainbow thread trail around the house. It really added to the excitement of the piñata. (ps: this is a version of last year’s Yarn Trail Installation, and one we did for Paul’s birthday three years ago.) Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I’ve asked a few friends to contribute to Oh Happy Day as columnists. I have so many talented friends that I want to introduce to the internet. Well internet, it is your lucky day. Meet Fergi, one of my favorite people in the entire world. Besides being genuine, humble, nice and the Queen of Thrift Stores, Fergi is beautiful talented, and has a dry sarcasm that makes me laugh so hard every time I talk to her. Welcome Fergi!
Hello, Fergi here. We don’t usually do much for St. Patrick’s Day at our house other than wear green but, every holiday I think should incorporate costumes. So if you’re in need of a leprechaun disguise for St. Patricks Day, I have just the ticket. Here’s my step-by-steps.
Materials Needed: Dowel, cardstock, red crepe paper, origami paper, scissors, glue, tape.
Step 1 Get a very cute little person. (I have the perfect one.) Then get a piece of cardstock and fold it. Hold it up to the little person and draw half a beard.
Step 2 Unfold it and cut it out. Don’t forget to cut a hole for the mouth. PRO TIP: Use green scissors, it’s just so much luckier.
Step 3 Using Jordan’s Crepe Paper Fringey-Fringe glue rows of leprechaun beard hair all over your paper beard cut out. Then attach it to a stick (or tie it on with string!)
Step 4 Make a bow tie. I used origami paper. Just pinch the paper in the middle and fasten it with a small paper band and glue.
Step 5 Dress up your little person with vintage leprechaun-type clothes. PRO TIP: Bribe that little person to hold still while you get some photos for the blog.
Fergi Johnson owns liddle a vintage clothing shop for kids. (Editor’s Note: Check out Fergi’s Etsy Shop where she sells the most amazing vintage kids clothing. Plus everything is ridiculously underpriced!)