Wednesday, March 6, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Craft


This St. Patrick's Day craft started out so simple, until I tried to spray paint a picture frame white.  Apparently I need to consult Pinterest on that one to learn the tricks of the trade on that one.  Thus, the project got put on hold, over and over again even though it REALLY should only take about 1/2 an hour.  Other than the picture frame, the supplies for this St. Patrick's Day craft are minimal.


Supplies Needed:

-Paper
-Glue Dots
-White Card Stock
-White Mat
-Photo Frame ( I used an 11 x 14 frame)
-Silhouette (or something to cut your shamrocks with)
-Ruler


Step 1:  Cut your shamrocks on your Silhoutte.  I sized my green four leave clover to be the same width and height as my three leaf shamrocks.

Step 2: Tape your white cardstock to the back of your mat and place into your photo frame.

Step 3:  Line up your top row of shamrocks, along with your left column of shamrocks.  I used a rule to help me eyeball it.  Then I started placing the glue dots onto the back.  I placed the top left shamrock on first, (leaving the rest on the page).  Then I stuck the far right shamrock on, filling the middle two in after.  I did the same thing with the column.  (Top, Bottom, Middle).  Then, continue using your ruler to help eyeball the next column in a similar fashion.

Step 4:  Try to take photos and fail.  Think about taking photography classes if you are like me and struggle even with natural light.


I have this huge empty frame on my side table that I love to fill with different frames for the various holidays.  It adds a little drama and height to my wall.  Notice the 3-D Shamrocks on the table?  We're going all simple this year when it comes to St. Patrick's Day.  Just too much else going on.


In the end, regardless of my mishap with my original frame or my frustration with photography, I think this St. Patrick's Day Craft turned out pretty darn good.  Now hopefully I can find a real four leaf clover to help break my bad luck with future projects :)


6 comments:

  1. This turned out really cute! I just love how the four-leaf clover pops! We have very little natural light in our house, too, so I feel your photo pain!

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  2. This is super cute! I would love for you to come by and link this or another project/recipe at my brand new link party!! Hope to see you! http://domesticsuperhero.com/2013/03/07/domestic-superhero-sharing-thursday-1

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Domestic Superhero Sharing Thursdays to share this! I really appreciate it!

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  3. What a pretty paper craft! I love how the green shamrock looks different from the other ones. It really makes the art work extra beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love this idea! I did something very similar. Great minds think alike, right! I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd love it if you'd join!!
    http://www.simplydreamandcreate.com/

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