Sunday, February 27, 2011


I found these unfinished wooden letters at Robert's - the store was closing so I got these for about $.80 each.

I also found this paper that had four different patterns on one page. So I snagged that up too. I also used some dark green cardstock.

I mounted the pattern paper on the cardstock.

I painted my letters Americana Buttermilk. Put my cardstock in some black frames and then attached the letters with some double sided foam tape.

Now they're sitting pretty on my mantel.

Show and Tell Green


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day Sign

I wanted to make a Happy St. Patrick's Day sign for my mantel this year. I ordered some vinyl from Jill over at Utah Vinyl. [She has the best prices around, so if you're looking for some vinyl go check out her website.] This sign was $5.00 and it's big. We're talking it would fit on a 5x21 piece of wood.

I was originally going to make my sign horizontal, but then decided it would fit better on my mantel vertical. So I just cut the vinyl apart. I also used a piece of sub flooring I had leftover from our kitchen floor redo.

I painted my wood Americana Buttermilk. Then I pulled out my shamrock door knocker I found in my stash of St. Patty's Day decor.

I cut off the rest of the shamrocks (the others I used for my candle update here), added some black and white gingham ribbon and then used a little double sided foam tape and stuck them to my board. I love how it turned out!

Domestically Speaking

Have Fun with Printables

I came across some really cute printables over at Blooming Homestead here. I thought they would add the perfect accent touches to my St. Patrick's decor. So I picked a few that I liked and had them printed at Costco in various sizes. Some I mounted on some cardstock.

This one I mounted on cardstock and framed.

Some of them I framed.

These two I printed in a fun 8x8 size.

This one I just attached to a block of wood with some tacks. I still haven't decided if I want to paint the wood or not.

I have a couple more projects I am making and then I'll show you some pictures of my St. Patty's Day Decor. Go grab some printables.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An Easy Candle Update

I had some drab looking white pillar candles that needed a little jazz.

When I pulled out my St. Patty's Day decor I came across this door knocker that I've had for years and I was ready to change it up a bit. So, I took off two of the shamrocks and added a little black and white gingham bow to the middle.

I had some green scrapbook paper that I wrapped around the candles using double sided tape. Then I added another strip of lime green paper. I attached the shamrocks with some double sided foam tape.

Now I have beautiful St. Patrick's Day candles. I think this project took about 10 minutes.

I put them on my Craig's List mercury glass candlesticks and added some of that shamrock garland as well.

I just love how they turned out!!



Monday, February 21, 2011

Shamrock Art Specimen

One simple project I did for Valentine's was some art specimen which I showed you here. So for St. Patrick's Day I decided to create some more.

Here is what I started with - green and white card stock, good ol' Elmer's glue, and some shamrocks I picked up at Michael's. I have a million left so if anyone wants some shamrocks to make their own, just let me know.

I cut my card stock to fit my 8x10 frame then added my shamrocks with Elmer's glue.

I used two shamrocks and stacked them on top of each other.

I had some gem stickers, so I added a sticker to the middle.

See how pretty they look now.

Then I framed it. I left the glass behind my artwork. This project is so easy you can even have the kiddos join in on the fun.

I ended up putting this on my entertainment center.

Another project down - several more to go.


Everyday is a Celebration is featuring this project. Go check it out here.

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Craft Gossip Feature

Remember my picture frame transformation that I showed you here where I transformed two of these pictures.

Into these.

Well Craft Gossip is sharing 9 Fabulous Frame Crafts here, including mine!! How exciting! So go check it out along with the other inspiring projects that were featured.