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Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day is easy. You can start off with some of the basics that can be used for any party-but for this one, get everything in green or gold.
Green streamers can be hung from the ceiling or draped along the walls. Green and gold balloons can litter the floor and ceiling (depending on whether you want to splurge on helium or not). Paper cuts out of leprechaun hats, pots of gold, and four-leaf clovers can be taped to the walls.
If you’re just looking for simple and easy that might be all you need. But if you want something more, here are some additional ideas:
Four Leaf Clover Wreath
You can easily make a four-leaf clover wreath by simple cutting out clovers on different shades of green paper, tape them together in a circle, and hang on your door. Add a green or gold bow at the bottom for an embellishment, if you so desire. Or you can add little gold coin stickers or glue actual pennies to it with a glue gun. Have fun, get creative, make it your own.
Tissue Paper Rainbow
Or you could get tissue paper in all the colors of the rainbow, bunch it up, and tape it to the wall in an arch to make a leprechaun’s rainbow. This would be ideal on a blank wall, or displayed over the refreshment’s table for your St. Patrick’s Day party. If you’re hosting you might want to supply snacks well to keep your guests happy. Some ideas for holiday-themed treats are green Oreos, lime-sherbet punch, green M&M’s, gold coins, kiwis and grapes, and other green colored food items you may think of.
For extra fun, you can try dying regular food green. Putting a few drops of dying in a pot of boiling pasta will turn the pasta green. Or make a green cake. Or there’s always green eggs and ham. Your guests will surly get a kick out of these bizarre colored foods. Especially kids!
Pot of Gold
Or, if you are a DIY kind of person, you might be interested to try and make a pot of gold out of an old flower pot. Once completed you can fill the pot with gold coins, Rolos, or other gold wrapped treats.
Another project for all you DIY folks, is this lucky sign, made by painting paper machete or wood latter blocks (you can make them yourself or buy them from a craft store) copper, and then hot gluing pennies on them. They can then be displayed on a table or mantle wrapped in a St. Patty’s Day garland.
Other Fun Things for Kids
Kids will also love holiday-themed window stickers, or magnets that they can put on the fridge. Or, you can let your kids put the magnets on the baseboard heater covers, which makes it easier for little ones to reach, since the covers are low to the ground, and it will keep them out of the kitchen. Or let them try and find other magnetic surfaces in the house. You could even decorate your car for the holiday.
Whatever you do, make sure you make this St. Patrick’s Day a memorable one, and be sure to have fun at the party and with the decorating.
Are your old baseboard heaters worn and becoming an eyesore? It may be time to upgrade your home with decorative baseboard heater covers.
Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" (188 mm) will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" (238 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" (140 mm – 172 mm) will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" (191 mm – 222 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.