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?ย 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.