Easy St. Patrick’s Day Art

Good morning! I was hoping to have this out earlier today, but that just didn’t happen! But this is such an easy project, you can definitely finish it in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Also, it could easily be changed for other holidays, like Easter, which is just around the corner!

I started out with an old canvas I had. This actually had a picture on it and I painted it, but picking one up from the store is super easy. I also had some burlap squares on hand.

I cut the burlap a little larger than the canvas so that I had enough burlap to wrap around the sides. I did iron my piece too. 🙂

I used Elmer’s Craft Bond, which is a spray to attach my burlap. I sprayed it on the front and sides of the canvas and then laid the burlap on top and smoothed it out.

I folded in the corners as tight as I could and used hot glue to secure them.

Now I have nice smooth surface!

I dug through my fabric and found two green ones I thought would work. You could also use scrapbook paper or a thick wrapping paper.

I printed out two different sizes of shamrocks I found on a Google search. Then I cut them out and laid them on the burlap until I found the way the right layout.

I used chalk to trace around the shamrock onto the fabric and then cut it out with fabric scissors.

I used the spray glue to attach the shamrocks and then pulled out my buttons to add some accents to my shamrocks. I played around with them a bit, starting with green and gold, then some yellow and finally decided it needed a little bit of black to really stand out. If the button is the type with a shank on the back, I cut it off with wire cutters.

I used tacky glue to attach the buttons, layering some on top of each other and setting others into little groups.

I placed it on my mantle with a few other spring items.

What do you think? Pretty easy, right? I might even make a few more for other holidays, I hope you have a great week!

Festive Paper Christmas Tree Garland

 

Christmas Tree Garland 3 Trees 2017

Good morning!

I have another craft for you today. I made this one a while back and I am just getting it posted. I see all kinds of garlands out there today, but this is definitely one of a kind!

Here’s what you need:

  • scrapbook paper
  • buttons
  • string, twine or ribbon

I started out by picking out some scrapbook paper that I liked and ones that coordinated together. I have quite a bit on hand, but there are so many pretty ones to choose from at the craft stores. You can make a garland in any color combination you like.

Christmas Tree Garland Papers 2017

I drew some trees freehand, but didn’t really like how wonky they turned out, so I ended up tracing some others from a pattern I found online. I made 2 trees from 7 different papers, for a total of 14 trees.

Christmas Tree Garland Sketches 2017

These look a little more normal! 🙂

Christmas Tree Garland Cutout Trees 2017

After cutting them all out, I used a hole punch near the top. Then I went through my buttons and picked the ones that I thought looked best with each color tree. The buttons with the shanks on the back worked best.

Christmas tree Garland Buttons 2017

I placed the shank of the button through the hole and then threaded the gold wire through the button. I twisted the wire so the button wouldn’t slip out. I left a couple of inches between each tree until I had the garland as long as I wanted.

Christmas Tree Garland Stringing Through Button 2017

I did end up using the wonky trees too. I had enough star buttons to use one on each tree and hung it on the headboard in the guest room.

Christmas Tree Garland Wonky Trees 2017Christmas Tree Garland Wonky Trees Headboard 2017

I used the other trees on the foot-board in the master bedroom. I like how it adds just a little touch of Christmas to the room.

Christmas Tree Garland Footboard 2017

I used it this year in my guest room too! Here’s the post if you want to take a look!

Christmas in the guest room cupboard

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Corner News-March 19, 2016

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Happy Saturday!  We are starting our spring break here and I have the next week off! Yeah!! I am hoping to get a few projects done to share with you all! We’ll see how it goes!

Do you remember Zoella? Her nickname is Munch, because she is such a Munchkin! She was adopted by Lauren, but she had to stay at our house for awhile. Wweelll, we became attached, and Rozy became her best friend, so now she is mine. I love this little girl!!  Zoella’s baby picture is here and Rozy is here.

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I added this box shelf to my craft room wall. Steve had put this together a long time ago and I had it outside. But now I repainted the outside white and gold on the inside. I added some fun little accessories.

corner news craft room

I found the adorable puppy picture on clearance at Hobby Lobby. There was no way I would pass this one up!! I added glitter to a wooden ‘S’ for another project and then changed my mind, so now it resides here. I just picked up the little bicycle plate from Goodwill, but it originally came from Target and the jar is part of my button collection.

corner news craft display

I love all these things! Bicycles and buttons…

corner news buttons and bicycle

Puppies and letters!

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and spring break! I can’t wait to update you on my projects. I hope I can accomplish something!!

Sunshine and Blessings