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!