Every once in a while I do something that surprises even me. Today is one of those days! I saw a link on a Facebook group from my friend Aly. She has these fun link-up parties where she makes a printable and lets everyone go nuts with it. You can make it into anything you like. This time it was a St. Patrick’s Day themed print. Before I knew what I was doing, I told her I wanted in.
If you know me, you know that I’m not a Craft Blogger. I blog about everything BUT crafts. But I figure this is ok because it involves a computer and a free printable. Right?
So here’s where I started. I printed it out on photo paper in a 5×7 size. Then I rummaged through my cupboards and pulled out anything I thought might work.
This is what I came up with:
I also found a black frame. (not pictured)
While rummaging, I grabbed my hot glue gun because, hey, it’s not a project if it doesn’t involve some type of injury.
First I glued together some gold coins (that I bought probably 8 years ago). I wanted to put them on the frame, but I have commitment issues and I didn’t want it to be permanent if it turned looking yucky. Once the coins were glued together randomly I put 3 dots of glue on the back of the grouping and stuck it to the glass of the frame. (Hot glue will come off glass pretty easily.)
You can see here that I have oodles of expensive ribbon at my disposal. Not. Think gift wrap ribbon people. It’s what I had on hand.
Again, I have issues and so I scotch taped the ribbon on the backside so it’s not permanent.
I then mounted the printable on a piece of green cardstock (at a jaunty angle, I might add) and put my frame back together.
And there you have it folks! My Lucky St. Patrick’s Day decor. And I did it all by myself!
Speaking of Luck. I think sitting it next to Laughing Buddah makes this EXTRA lucky!
Don’t forget to download your “Lucky” printable!
Check out what my creative friends did with this very same printable: