5 Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day DIY

5 Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day DIY

Happy March Y’all! Yes it’s a new month that shares a holiday with tons of shenanigans, green clovers, pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, and the luck of the Irish. Yep, you guessed it, St. Patrick’s Day! Since  I’m literally always last minute doing DIY craft for the holiday season, I put together 5 simple, easy, inexpensive decor crafts to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. 

  1. Clover Wreath

Materials:

  • Clover Shape Board (Dollar Tree)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint Tray

Instructions

  1. Paint the clover the color of your choice. (Note: It may require two coats of paint.)
  1. Let it dry.  
  1. Dry brush another paint of choice to give it a weathered and/or rustic look (optional.) 
  1. Tie a ribbon, string, or twine to loop and hang.
  1. Buffalo Check Clovers
2 of 4 handmade clovers!

Materials:

  • Clover Template or Heart Shaped Object
  • Buffalo Check Fabric (Walmart Pre-cut Fleece)
  • Filling
  • Scissor
  • 4 Small Wooden Dowels
  • 4 Small Wood Slices
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks

Instructions:

  1. Find and print out a clover template online, use a heart shaped object to help you draw out your clover like I did, or just free hand it all together. 
  1. Next, cut out the clover and lay it on top of the fabric. 
  1. Use a fabric marker to trace around it and then cut out the fabric clover or just cut it out while holding the clover against the fabric without tracing like me. (Note:There should be 6 cutout clovers in all to make 4 plush clovers.
  1. Match up two cutouts and use the hot glue gun to adhere the edges on the clover, but leave an opening to stuff the inside of the clover. Repeat for the other three clovers. (Note: I used remindings scraps from the fabric cuts made.) 
  1. Take the wooden dowel and attach it to the wooden slice. Insert the other end of the dowel into the clover and hot glue to close the clover. Repeat for the reminding 3 clovers. (If you desire, you could stain the wooden dowels with a lite paint and water mixture like me.)
  1. Lucky Charm Garland
Simple enough!

Materials:

  • Twine
  • St.Patrick’s Day Coins (Dollar Tree)
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

  1. Cut twine to desire length and then make a loop and tie a knot at each end.
  2. Measure 3.5 inches from the knot and hot glue the first coin and then place another on the other side holding both coins tight until the hot glue settles.
  3. Measure 7 inches from the first coin and place the next 2 coins with hot glue. Repeat this process for the remainder length of twine. (Note: If desire add more decorative items to make it your style.)
  1. Painted Canvas
You’re my lucky charm!

Materials:

  • Canvas
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Paint Tray
  • Clover template
  • Paint Pen 

Instructions

  1. Paint the canvas background a desired color.
  2. Use a clover template or draw clovers by hand if needed
  3. After the canvas has dried, trace the template.
  4. Select your paint color and paint the clovers.
  5. Use a paint brush or paint pen and write the word “Lucky”. Replace the “U” with a horseshoe.
  6. Dry brush your desire paint.

5. Chalkboard Prints

Materials:

  • Chalkboard
  • Chalk, Chalk pencil or Chalk pen for a permanent option.

Instructions

  1. Decide what to write and/or draw.
  2. Free hand it!

Ha! That last one was easy, right! Just adding your own sense of style makes everything uniquely you. I hope these last minute DIY gave you great ideas and helped you create awesome craft decor. Be sure to share how your project turned out in the comments below, I would love to see them. As always, until next time!

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My Top 5 Valentine’s DIY Crafts: Part 5

My Top 5 Valentine’s DIY Crafts: Part 5

Good Morning and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Take the time to love your community and help it blossom. I hope you all had a marvelous weekend! Well, beautiful people, we’ve reached the end of the Top 5 Valentine’s DIY Crafts. Coming in at number 5 of our Valentines DIY craft it’s better known as, The Floral Heart Wreath. Yet, another simple, easy, and inexpensive craft. Shall we begin. . .

The Floral Heart Wreath

Materials & Tools:

  • Wreath
  • Metal heart
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush or sponge
  • Hot glue gun
  • Gluesticks
  • Twine
  • Lace ribbon
  • Floral 

Note: Most materials you can obtain from The Dollar Tree. The ribbon and floral came from a wedding bouquet I caught! ( Fun fact: My fiance caught the garter.)

Step 1: Remove tag from the wreath. Prepare a mixture of paint and water to give the wreath a whitewash effect. Using a paintbrush, begin to paint the wreath. 

Step 2: Wrap the ribbon around the wreath. You can do as much or as little as you like, and then secure it with hot glue.

The caught bouquet is now a beautiful wreath!

Step 3: Select and arrange your florals in a pattern you find appealing to your taste. After you found the layout that speaks to you secure with more hot glue.

Step 4: Cut a string of twine and glue one end to the metal heart, and then the other end to the wreath.

Step 5: Using twine, cut, loop, and tie a knot to secure and hang your one of a kind wreath on the door.

Wow! This has been a fun filled last couple of days spent with you lovely people. I hope you enjoyed this little journey and been inspired to create your own unique Valentine’s day decor piece. Trust me, it is so rewarding knowing you did something yourself.

So what are you waiting for? Get crafting and let me see your beautiful crafts. You can leave a picture of your crafts in the comments below, by email me, or by tagging me on instagram. If you haven’t already be to check out craft #1, craft #2, craft #3, and craft #4. That’s all for now!

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My Top 5 Valentine’s DIY Crafts: Part 4

My Top 5 Valentine’s DIY Crafts: Part 4

Happy Sunday beautiful people! We are getting close to the end of our Valentine’s diy craft decor. Our next craft is , The Golden Arrow. This diy craft is one of my favorites simply because the color palette used. Now, presenting, “The Golden Arrow.”

The Golden Arrow

Materials & Tools:

  • Heart Valentine’s day sign from dollar tree
  • Heart Valentine’s day sign with an arrow from dollar tree.
  • Scrapper
  • Sandpaper or sanding block
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Gold spray paint 
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Twine
  • 1 Flower
  • Goo be gone
  • Scissors
  • Putty knife
Valentine’s sign removed. Saved for another project.

Step 1: Using the putty knife remove the sign, and then use scissors to remove the ribbon.

Step 2: Using sandpaper or a sanding block, sand the blotchy spot until it’s smooth, then wipe the sand dust away.

Step 3: Apply your paint using a paintbrush (I use white chalk paint.) It may require two coats of paint. 

Gold arrow.

Step 4: While allowing it to dry, I sprayed Goo be gone onto the arrow and let that sit for 5 minutes. Next, I scraped the glitter off the arrow cleaned it with soap.and water, let it dry, and then spray painted the arrow gold.

Tip: After lightly dipping your brush into the black paint, wipe excess off onto a paper towel before brushing onto the heart.

Step 5: Letting the arrow dry, I used a dab on black paint and dry brushed paint onto the heart to that get the weathered look.

Step 6: Take the arrow and hot glue it onto the edges of the heart. 

Step 7: Add a flower (this is totally optional,) and then add twine to hang it.

This is beyond my favorite and I am simply pleased with how this craft has turned out. Look love, you made it more than halfway through our Valentine’s crafting journey. One more day ahead, it’s bitter sweet! If you are just tuning in, have a look at craft #1, craft #2, and craft #3. Until tomorrow, my loves!

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My Top 5 Valentine’s DIY Crafts: Part 3

My Top 5 Valentine’s DIY Crafts: Part 3

Hello my fellow crafters! Here’s to a new day and a lovely craft to share. Today, I’m sharing my third craft. Hurray, we’re halfway there! Making each craft has been fun and frustrating at the same time, (my son barely lets me do anything, lol.) Today Valentines craft is called, “Jar of hearts,” just like the song by Christina Perri.

Jar of hearts

Materials & Tools:

  • Glass jar (I used 2 from Dollar Tree)
  • Twine (optional)
  • Glittery Vase Fillers (optional)
  • 1 construction paper or vinyl
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Gluesticks
  • Knob(s)

Step 1: Wipe your jar clean (soap and water, or rubbing alcohol will do.)

Step 2: Fold your paper in half. Use scissors to cut-out a heart shape. If you are doing more than one jar, cutout as many hearts as you need. Also, if you need to draw your heart out, go for it!)

Note: If using paper take tape to adhere to both the heart and the jar. This will be tricky when it comes time to paint your jar. I suggest using vinyl to avoid getting paint between the heart and the glass.
I mixed my white and dark pink to get my light pink color. It took 2 coats of paint.

Step 4: Once your heart is attached. Choose your paint color and begin to paint your jar.

Step 5: After allowing the jar to dry, remove the heart. Since I use paper, paint got in between the jar and the heart. It wasn’t too bad, I just scraped the excess paint off by using a toothpick.

Step 6: This next step is optional. Fill the jar with a filler. You can use rocks, sand, lights, or even add a candle. 

Finish jars of hearts, so I thought!

Step 7: With or without the lid while using hot glue, you can choose to wrap twine or a ribbon around the top, and then tie it into a bow. 

Now pose for the camera. . .click, click! You’re Jar of hearts is complete to add to your beautiful Valentine’s day decor. Be sure to send your pictures of your crafts via social media or email. I would to see them! What would you do differently? Let’s chat in the comments below!  

If you haven’t already have a peak at craft #1 and craft # 2. Until tomorrow my loves!

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