Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
This week celebrates the classified school employees including secretaries, custodians, bus drivers, maintenance crews, computer technicians, teacher assistants and food service employees, among others. So I whipped up this fun little set for the secretaries at our school.
A fun St. Patty's Banner and Pot of Gold filled with fun green fluffy pens that would look super cute for Dr. Seuss week as well. Don't they looked like something from Whoville?!
I picked up a simple clay pot and gave it a quick makeover with a touch of gold spray paint, punched out a paper circle to cover the hole in the bottom of the pot and set it inside, to keep the little split peas from spilling out the bottom.
The green shamrocks were uber inexpensive at $1 a bag for 5 of them, I picked up two bags and turned the rest into simple necklaces in case the ladies forgot to wear something green. My
crop-a-dile easily punched through the foam shamrocks, so they could be strung along with the paper pennants for the banner. *tip - take a small piece of washi tape and wrap it around the end of your bakers twine for easy threading. Gold Glitter Letters added a nice whimsical touch.
Next, the fun fluffy pens!! The green fluff balls were 40% off at our local craft store, so I picked up 5 and cut the wires down a bit to fit the pens. Using green floral tape, I wrapped the two together. If you're not a fan of the slight stickiness of the floral tape, wrap again with washi tape and seal down the ends with a small glue dot.
Isn't it such a cute set? The ladies were THRILLED when they saw the fluffy pens. A simple and thoughtful way to say thanks to someone who supports your children throughout the school year. These would also be great for teachers too!!
Don't forget to wear something green today!
An interesting fact:
The odds of finding a four leaf clover on your first try are 1 in 10,000