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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The Kiddos Made a Christmas Countdown Calendar!

The Kiddos Made a Christmas Countdown Calendar!

Hi everyone. It has definitely been a busy week getting to share a few mini diy crafts and activities with you. If you recall from one of my previous post, The Kiddos Made a Stocking Ornament, I did promise to share their next workshop. This weekend, the girls made a Christmas Countdown Calendar. 

Unfortunately, I had over scheduled some outings and couldn’t take them to the workshop, but I was able to pick up their kits from Home Depot so we could tackle their project at home.

The kit includes:

  • 1 tree shape
  • 2 side pieces
  • 1 base 
  • 2 date blocks
  • 2 long nails
  • 4 short nails
  • 1 sticker sheet

Materials required:

  • Fine sandpaper (optional)
  • Wood glue (optional)
  • Hammer

To be honest I did not use sandpaper because it wasn’t necessary. I forgot about the would glue, but the project is holding together just fine. Before assembling I allowed my kiddos to paint.

After the pieces dry take the base, and place it on it’s side. Next, take one of the side pieces and align it with the side of the base, then hold while inserting one of the long nails. Allow your child to hammer in the nail with your assistance. Do the same for the other side piece.

Flip and lay the project down flat. Add glue if you desire and place the tree shape on top making sure that all sides are aligned. Again, with your assistance allow your child to hammer in the 4 short nails.

Lastly, apply the stickers and insert the date blocks. Just like that the girls have their beautiful Christmas Countdown Calendar! Thanks for enjoying this kids craft from Home Depot. I’ll be writing you soon so stay connected.