There's a quick little story behind this project. Someone asked in one of the forums I read if we took lots of pictures of our family members or loved ones on Valentine's Day or if we made any Valentine-themed projects. I didn't, and that made me feel a little sad because I wanted to. I meant to. But time just slipped away and Valentine's Day was over before you know it. So - I looked on my calendar to see what the next holiday would be, and I saw St. Patrick's Day.
Believe it or not, I'm Irish. Well, my great-grandparents were. I've even been to Ireland where I kissed the Blarney Stone! So I thought this would be the PERFECT holiday to prepare for. I am getting a jump on it and have already started creating my holiday decor. And I have pictures in mind and WILL be taking them on St. Patty's Day (no matter how much my kids moan and groan about it)!
I've got to tell you, I am LOVING my wall decor:
Here's why I love it so much (besides the fact that it is pretty darned cute!):
1. I upcycled an old wooden planked piece of wall decor that was destined for the trash pile because it was tired, old, and broken; and
2. I challenged myself to use fabric and paper on my project. Each wood plank is covered in brown polka-dotted fabric that I sprayed adhesive to. I also used burlap remnants that had been sitting around forever on my four-leaf clover; and
3. I scrapped my stash. I used papers from my outrageously large Fancy Pants stash. The papers on my wall hanging are mainly from the Road Show Collection. Yes, they are that old! I loved that collection so much I just kept buying it. It's finally time to use it up and make way for something newer.
To add even more texture to my four leaf clover, I glued a lot of buttons to one of the burlap sections:
The hat and jar/cup decoration were cut out using my Silhouette. I used primarily the Fancy Pants Park Bench Collection for these. They were quick little projects but cute nonetheless!
This little hat could be used as a cupcake holder, a party hat, or the cover to a jar full of goodies. Isn't it adorable?
That's it for me this fine Monday. As they say in Ireland - Slainte!