No St. Patrick’s Day is complete with out a good Irish beer! Why not celebrate in style with these shamrock inspired coasters?! Substitute with sparkling cider for little ones and everyone can join in the fun!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Color Printer
Paper
Blotter paper or thick cardstock
Spray Adhesive
Craft Knife

INSTRUCTIONS
To make these printables more coaster-like, simply print template onto regular text weight paper then glue them to a thicker cardstock with a spray adhesive. I use thick blotter paper or watercolor paper which can be found at any art supply store.

Once glued together, using a craft knife, carefully trim out each coaster along solid grey line. If printed with an ink jet printer be warned that the ink may bleed when dampened. An alternative is to either print with a color laser printer or have them laminated. Sláinte!

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Even though I have bright red hair, I’m not the least bit Irish but that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate St. Patricks Day like I am! This week I’ve got two DIY projects in honor of ol’ St. Pat and this first one is a sweet twist on a pot of gold.

Simply cut rice crispy treats into the shape of gold bars, wrap in parchment paper and gold foil and serve! Don’t worry about cutting them perfectly, once wrapped in the gold foil, they truly look like the real deal! Fun for a party, lunch boxes or even shimmering favors!




I’ve got a couple of fun DIY projects I did that I can’t wait to share with you but first, I wanted to show this adorable project by the talented ladies of One Charming Party.

Sara and Brittany purchased the clear bags from my Esty shop,  filled them with gold coins and dressed them up with a label. The cute “It’s your lucky day!” printable is available for download on their site and I’m told there are more St. Patrick’s Day goodies to come!




 

It’s a shame that now days the first thing you think of when you hear “Tea Party” isn’t actually a tea party. Well, in an effort to take back the term, I present to you a tea party hosted by the talented Alison Iven! A friend forwarded me the link and it was such a joy looking at all the details, I especially love the recipe cards and the labels for the homemade jam!

See more shower pics and browse the rest of Alison’s lovely portfolio here. Thanks Jessica!




Sponsor Thanks

March 4th, 2011 | Comments Off on Sponsor Thanks

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce and thank our newest sponsors. We’re incredibly lucky to have such great sponsors supporting us here and they help  make Twig & Thistle a reality. Please take a moment to check them out for yourself and see what each has to offer.

INK BLOOM

Inkbloom is an innovative online resource for modern printables targeted for DIY projects using paper, fabric, vinyl or any other media available for inkjet printers. Designs are provided as easy, ready-to-print PDFs for people who just want to download, add text and print. They are also available as fully editable PSDs (Photoshop Elements/Photoshop format) for easy recoloring and customizing. Launching March 15th, Inkbloom will offer Wed Ink, a complete line of wedding printables. Above is a sneak peek!

For DIYers who love fabric, Inkbloom offers crafters the ability to create printed fabric on their inkjet printers with Loomtack, a self-adhesive fabric stabilizer, and selection of base fabrics. Watch a tutorial here. Browse through their pattern printables and create your very own custom fabric!

 

WANDERING AIRSTREAM

Wandering Airstream is a collection of micro-blogs about a young adventurous couple traveling full-time in an airstream called “Eddie” and their adventures along the way. The “Me”, “Him” and “Us” columns chronicle each of the couples personal points of view while “Eddie” is where the couple shares tips and how-to’s for life on wheels. Follow along as this couple travels through life, one day at a time!

 

SIMPLE INTERIORS


Simple Interiors is an online design firm that believes everyone deserves to be surrounded by great design. Simple Interiors  can reinvent your space by delivering high quality design over the Internet. Whether you want to redesign a room, an entire home or office, or simply freshen up your space, Simple Interiors is able to redesign your project at a price that fits every budget.

Located in Switzerland, Simple Interiors has worked with clients all over the globe to transform their home or office into modern, well designed spaces. Simple Interiors also hosts a design blog, Simple Treats, where each day they have a new theme such as, Designer Monday, Hotel Tuesday and for a good laugh check out Bad Design Friday.