DIY: Anti-Pinch Polish for St. Patrick’s Day

Anti-Pinch Polish for St. Patrick's Day
What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day? I usually wear green clothing and enjoy some sort of green-dyed treat. This year I’m mixing it up with some anti-pinch nail polish. I had so much fun choosing different shades of green polish; I ended up getting them all! Which of course made it necessary for me to gift a few to friends on St. Patrick’s Day.

Anti-Pinch Polish for St. Patrick's Day

All you need is a bottle of green polish, a gift tag and some ribbon or string to decorate your bottles.

Anti-Pinch Polish for St. Patrick's Day

Hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow!

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick’s Day

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day #dessert #treat

I love anything involving rainbows and couldn’t resist trying out this recipe for Rainbow (Fruit Loop) Treats this St. Patrick’s Day. Just like Rice Krispie Treats, these are super easy to make and are the perfect treat to hand out to coworkers or classmates.

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day #dessert #treat

Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day
 
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Ingredients
  • 12 cups Fruit Loops cereal
  • 16 oz mini marshmallows
  • 6 tablespoons margarine
Instructions
  1. Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. In a saucepan, melt the margarine over medium heat. Then add in the marshmallows a little at a time. Stir constantly until the marshmallows have melted completely. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour Fruit Loops cereal into a large bowl and pour the marshmallow mix over the top. Using a buttered spatula (to prevent sticking), stir cereal until it is evenly coated with marshmallow. Then press it into the prepared pan (I used my hands for this- just make sure to butter whatever you use so that you don’t get caught in a sticky mess!) Chill until set then cut into bars.

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day #dessert #treat

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day #dessert #treat

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DIY: Rainbow Shamrock Brooch

DIY: Rainbow Shamrock Brooch #stpatricksday
This tutorial was originally posted on my old blog in 2010. It’s one of the very first tutorials I ever created so I hold it dear to my heart. Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, I thought I’d dig it out of the archives to share today!

Supplies Needed:

• Felt (red, orange, yellow, green colors)
• Embroidery floss (red, orange, yellow colors)
• Pinback
• Kraft glue
• Sewing needle
• Scissors
Free template

Step One:

Using the template provided, cut out your pieces.

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Step Two:

Glue rainbow pieces together with craft glue. Start by gluing the orange piece to the red, then the yellow piece to the orange.

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Step Three:

Using embroidery floss and needle, stitch along the edge of each rainbow color using a matching color thread.

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Step Four:

Glue the shamrock to the rainbow. (Note: You only want to put glue on the half of the shamrock that will be attached to the rainbow.)

STEP FOUR: Glue the shamrock to the rainbow. (Note: You only want to put glue on the half of the shamrock that will be attached to the rainbow.)
DIY: Rainbow Shamrock Brooch #stpatricksday

Step Five:

Stitch the pin onto the back of the rainbow, making sure to only poke your needle through one layer of felt. (You could also use a hot glue gun to do this).

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TA DA!

Wear it on St. Paddy’s day (Next Tuesday, March 17).

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RECIPE: Guinness Chocolate Syrup

Guinness Chocolate Syrup #stpatricksday #dessert

I ‘pinned’ this recipe a long time ago and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I had the perfect opportunity to give it a try. One of my favorite treats is having a bowl of vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate syrup. Simply delicious! I made up a double batch of this syrup and brought it to a dinner party (along with some ice cream of course) to serve with dessert. Everyone loved it!

Guinness Chocolate Syrup #recipe #stpatricksday #dessert

Guinness Chocolate Syrup
 
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Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Guinness beer
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium size pot. Place pot onto the stove and whisk until smooth. Continue whisking and bring the syrup just to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool before bottling. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 2 cups.

Note: Do not leave your kitchen while you are bringing the chocolate to a boil! Watch it like a hawk and turn down the heat as soon as it starts to bubble. It can boil over in an instant, so keep an eye on it or else you’ll end up with a chocolaty stove to clean (I learned this the hard way).

Guinness Chocolate Syrup #recipe #stpatricksday #dessert

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