St. Patrick's Day Feed

DIY Moss Wreath

I love moss!  You love moss!  Everyone loves moss! 

Moss Wreath Tutorial

I've been using moss in my spring and summer décor for years.  I'm noticing now that a lot of people are enjoying the bright green stuff in their homes.  It adds a ton of fresh color and texture to centerpieces, vases, bowls, fillers, just about anything.  Last year I made a super simple moss wreath for our mantle.  I apologize that there aren't more pictures but I wasn't blogging then.  Its so easy you won't need them!

Moss Wreath Tutorial

As you can see my little helpers are always close by! 

All you need is a

Styrofoam wreath form,

hot glue gun,

glue sticks and

a few bags of Reindeer Moss.  Reindeer moss is my favorite because it is super green and bright.  You can find all of this at Michael's or Hobby Lobby.  I've also seen others who use a grapevine wreath and it looks great too. 

Warm up your glue gun and start gluing!  I put the glue directly on the Styrofoam.  I've also read you can use a spray adhesive which may be easier. 

Grab your favorite ribbon and place it where you like.  I'm not sure how this would hold up outside.  For sure would need to be in a covered area as some of the moss will shed. 

Moss Wreath Tutorial

There you go!  A super simple wreath for the warmer months!

I'm still thinking about what kind of wreath I want to make this year.  Is there anything you'd like to see?

 

XOXO,

Jo

 

 


Dazzling Discovery: Shamrocks

Did you know you could plant shamrocks?  I didn't, but what a great touch of green (or purple!) to add indoors.  I also didn't know there were different varieties!  How great would these be on your table or sitting around the room for a St. Patrick's Day party?

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Here is a link to a video where Martha tells you more about them.  Their history is as interesting as they are pretty!

You can purchase your own bulbs here.  Maybe they will bring you good luck!


St. Patrick's Day Cocktails

Instead of green beer for St. Patty's Day, try one of these green Midori Melon Liqueur cocktails!


Midori Cosmo

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Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 3/4 oz Midori

  • 2 oz  citrus vodka

  • Splash of white cranberry juice

  • Berries or green fruit to garnish

Directions

  • Shake and strain into a chilled glass.
  • Add an optional curly lime peel garnish.

Midori Lagoon

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Ingredients

  • ½ part Midori

  • ¾ part classic golden rum

  • ½ part fresh orange juice

  • Curled lime peel to garnish

Instructions

  • Pour into a tall glass over ice


Midori Sour

Midori-sour 

Ingredients

  • 1 part Midori

  • 4 parts sour mix

  • Garnish with melon balls

Directions

  • Serve in a rocks glass over ice

(photos and recipes from thenibble.com)