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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Keeping it Green for St. Paddy’s Day

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Mar 14, 2017 2:33:50 PM
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I found a vintage Heirloom wooden walnut nut/candy dish made by the Lebanon Supply Company. It has a gold metal handle and is in perfect condition–no chips, no dings. I spent $.99 and it’s going for $15 on ebay! Don’t you love a bargain?St. Paddy's Day decorating

It was brand new in the 1960s and brings up visions of cocktail parties with martinis and mixed nuts.

St. Paddy's Day decorating

If cocktail parties aren’t your cup of tea, fill it with green candy for a St. Patrick’s celebration.

I wrapped the base with a chenille stem and twisted another one into a shamrock shape. 

St. Paddy's Day decorating

Make a little table runner from green burlap. Cut a piece of the fabric in any size. Make fringe edges by pulling off threads, one at a time.

St. Paddy's Day decorating

It’s easy to design and create your own textile since burlap has a very loose weave. Pull out more threads in the middle, near the sides or wherever the creative mood takes you. The best part? No sewing or gluing necessary!

St. Paddy's Day decorating

Topics: St. Patrick's Day, decorating on a budget, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan, St. Patrick's Day decorating

  • St. Paddy's Day decorating
    I found a vintage Heirloom wooden walnut nut/candy dish made by the Lebanon Supply Company. It has a gold metal handle and is in perfect condition–no chips, no dings.
  • St. Paddy's Day decorating

    I spent $.99 and it’s going for $15 on ebay! Don’t you love a bargain?

  • St. Paddy's Day decorating

    It was brand new in the 1960s and brings up visions of cocktail parties with martinis and mixed nuts.

  • St. Paddy's Day decorating

    I wrapped the base with a chenille stem and twisted another one into a shamrock shape.

  • St. Paddy's Day decorating
    Make a little table runner from green burlap. Cut a piece of the fabric in any size.
  • St. Paddy's Day decorating
    Make fringe edges by pulling off threads, one at a time.