March 17, 2014 | Posted in Celebration Street Art and tagged , , ,

If I’m being completely honest, one of the reasons I’ve always loved St. Patrick’s Day is that you get to pinch people who aren’t celebrating. I secretly hope that everyone who gets pinched will create an elaborate leprechaun outfit for next year. Either way, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you’re wearing some green today, even if it’s just a glittery shamrock sticker near your eye. In honor of the holiday, I decided to decorate a bus stop shelter!

It wasn’t super elaborate, but I thought it would be a nice gesture. It all started when I found a giant customize-able banner for less than $2.

My friend Nick came with me, and at one point said, “Mary, I love your enthusiasm, but what do rainbows have to do with St. Patrick’s Day?” and I reminded him of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Obviously that’s one of my favorite parts of this holiday’s tradition.

Speaking of rainbows, I brought tons of yarn with me to string along the edges of the bus stop shelter. It was really fun to sit there and braid the end.

I got lots of compliments and smiles as I was doing the installation. It’s so fun to get positive feedback from your audience! (You may recognize my sweater and dress from my recent post about celebrating style.)

So what are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day? Last year I did a green and gold yarnbomb and Bug shared his thoughts on playing. I don’t have much planned out for today, but I will be wearing and eating as many green things as possible! Please share your plans in the comments.

You may also be interested in other bus stop shelter parties in Baltimore and Chicago.

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4 Responses to “Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!”

  1. Carly says:

    Yay, the cupcake dress! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Silkworm and I are gonna try to catch a Leprechaun today. ;)

  2. Katzi says:

    So cute!! I love it!

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  4. Miki says:

    Awe, Mary, you’re the best! You are a rainbow :P. I love your dress and the way you’ve pimped that bus stop shelter!

    I had no idea that you could pinch people who are not wearing green (or maybe I just didn’t remember) till David texted me at midday saying something like “Are you wearing green today? Because those teens are going pinch you!”. Fortunately, I was wearing a tiny bit of green on a tiny little pickle pin I have on my badge; I got such pickle after watching a customer service video at work. Ah, now I realize you might actually enjoy that video! It’s called “Give’Em the Pickle” and it’s by this guy, Bob Farrell, who own an ice-cream chain here in California. There’s a series of videos, I believe, but we’ve only seen the first one so far.

    Anyway, Happy St Patrick’s Day! We’re not celebrating only because we drank all the booze during the weekend :(.

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