Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day crafts

I just told a friend that I hadn't posted on this blog in so long and probably wouldn't until summer break. However, I have been busy during our spring break making some fun little holiday crafts so I thought I would share them on the web....

Thanks to Tater Tots and Jello blog for so much inspiration on these crafts.

The first image is simply a piece of patterned cardstock stuck inside a frame with no glass. I cut out a clover shape and glittered it, then stuck it to the paper. On the outer frame I spelled out the word "lucky" with some chipboard tiles. This is in my children's bathroom.

Second image is of a "lucky" sign. I used fabric paper cut to fit over an old sign that I was no longer using in the house. I then used ribbon and a glue gun to adhere the strips into letters. It is hanging above my kitchen sink with a clover banner hanging under it.

Last two images are of the wreath hanging on my front door. This was a straw wreath purchased for $2.49 at Michael's. I wrapped it with burlap ribbon (also from Michael's) and then made several styles of ribbon and paper flowers to adhere to it. The finishing touch is a cork from a bottle of Evolution wine. I loved finding a fun use for it!

Luck of the Irish to you this fine St. Paddy's Day!