Mar 14, 2013

Saint Patrick's Day Chalkboard

Top of the mornin' to ye!

Yesterday afternoon I spent a couple of hours watching House Hunters International (wishing I was on a tropical island) while I wrote out my favorite Irish blessing on my big chalkboard. 

I cut shamrocks out of scrapbook paper and strung them on ribbon for a bit of Irish bling. 

Though my hand is a bit tired today, I think it's my favorite chalkboard so far.

I made a Saint Patrick's Day bouquet for my Irish Waterford Chrystal vase from a few craft store shamrocks and hats

The Irish flag is from the Festival of Nations in Red Lodge, Montana. The man selling them asked me why I was buying both Irish and Norwegian flags that day. When I told him I was both Irish and Norwegian, he turned to my husband and said, "I'm so sorry!

When I asked him to explain himself, he said that I must surely have a quick and fierce temper with my heritage of both Irish and Viking warriors.


He was right!
But mostly I'm very sweet.

Thank you for visiting today!    

If you'd like to make your own chalkboard, visit my tutorial here, and for more Saint Patrick's Day decor around my home, click here.

I hope you have a great day!  



  1. Hee hee.... that is funny. Your chalkboard is so neat and pretty! Love your banner with it and bouquet of goodies! I've got Norwegian ancestors too Laurel, and Irish, and a few other goodies. It means we have lots of holidays to celebrate!! :)

  2. Haha - good thing you didn't show him some of that temper... I love the Irish blessing - your chalkboard is so fun!

  3. Love your chalkboard! The bouquet is also very cute!

  4. I love your chalkboard Laurel! My son read that blessing at my daughter's wedding, so it's one of my favorites! And you are most definitely sweet!

  5. loving that chalkboard Laurel! you did a great job with the lettering.

  6. It's nice and neat. The lettering looks great and I like the simple garland.


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