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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

DIY: easy and inexpensive craft idea for St. Patrick's Day



to create this door hanger plaque?? (what would you call it?) i used:


shamrock placemat from JoAnn's for under $2.00 (on sale)
jumbo size green glitter from any craft store (mine is from JoAnn's) 4oz container (you will have leftover)
Mod-Podge (either matte or hard coat)
flat brush, x-acto knife or any other sharp knife
yarn or ribbon for hanging



first i covered the area i wanted to sparkle with Mod-Podge using my 1/2" flat craft brush.  immediately, sprinkle the area with glitter:



allow to dry 1-2 hours.  shake access glitter off.  apply a coat of Mod-Podge again to seal the deal:


Mod-Podge dries clear, so don't panic when you see a white coat on top of your glitter.
with X-acto knife i made an X-shaped cut and "threaded" through a piece of brown yarn (that's what i happened to have at home, you can use pretty green or white ribbon).


my kids love St. Patrick's Day.  they had their leprechaun traps ready a month before the actual holiday.  thanks to Daddy (and to some magic from the Electronics Snap Circuits Kit) - the alarm will sound once a little leprechaun is caught in our homemade trap.
i also, painted my son this shamrock tee.  it's a Target green tee ($4.99) with a "vintage" shamrock painted on it.  let me know if anyone would like a tutorial.  Nina's leprechaun tee is in the works...



Cordell seems to have the knack to just stumble upon lucky clovers


 

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