Lucky in Love St. Patrick’s Day Card and Pedestal

Today we have a guest post from Stefanie Girard from Sweater Surgery! She’ll be sharing with us an easy way to decorate for St. Patrick’s day. For more great tutorials, be sure to check out her blog!

Stefanie Girard, St. Patrick's Day

Good thing we have lots of holidays to celebrate as it gives all of us card makers and crafters lots of reasons to get our paper, recycled cardboard, and die cutter out. After crafting with my heart dies for Valentine’s Day, I knew I could then use them to make clovers and shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day and that is just what I did for this card.

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In addition to die cutting 3 hearts to make the clover for the card, I die cut the words “lucky”, “in,” and “love” using all different fonts and dies with my Sizzix die cutter. To make the stem of the clover I just trimmed by hand a scrap of the green glitter paper I used for all the other elements.

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In addition to my Lucky in Love St. Patrick’s day card, I wanted to make a little pedestal for my vintage wedding cake bride and groom. The glitter cardstock was a bit too flimsy so I went to my pantry-one of my best sources of recycled cardboard. A Chex cereal box was perfect! I was careful where I die cut the cardboard as to maximize the green areas of the box. I did add a small square of the coordinating green plaid paper on the top of the die cut pedestal for an added element.

I hope you have fun with this “green” craft and are lucky enough to celebrate St. Patrick’s day with someone you love!

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s day?

Upcycled “Lucky” Die Cut St. Patrick’s Day Necklace

Today we have a guest post from Stefanie Girard from Sweater Surgery! She’ll be sharing with us an easy way to decorate for St. Patrick’s day. For more great tutorials, be sure to check out her blog!

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Words make a great subject for statement necklaces and die cutting recycled plastic is an easy way to make words for your statement necklaces. I like to use the plastic from take out containers with my die cuts to make jewelry.

The surrounding plastic left over from the die cut makes a great stencil for future projects so don’t throw it away!

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To color the plastic a Krylon silver leafing pen works great on the backside of the plastic.

To poke the holes for the jump rings I used a large embroidery needle. I simply held the plastic on self healing cutting mat and worked the needle into the plastic from one side until it went through a bit and then from the other side enlarged it more to accommodate the diameter of the jump ring.

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Decide how long you want your necklace and add chain to each side along with your favorite type of clasp and you have yourself a pretty statement necklace featuring the word “Lucky.” I bet your friends will want one too, so you might as well make a bunch to give them for St. Patrick’s Day.

Have you ever made jewelry out of recycled materials?

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Erin go bragh (Ireland forever for those of you who don’t speak Gaelic)! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and you know what that means. Rainbows, leprechauns, shamrocks, and lots and lots of green!

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Since we are all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, we thought you might be looking for some great ideas for fun projects to celebrate. So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites here.

  1. Show your Irish spirit and protect yourself from those St. Patrick’s Day pinches with a DIY Shamrock Shirt from A Little Craft in Your Day
  2. Get the luck of the Irish with this four leaf clover charm you can add to a bracelet, brooch, or keychain from FaveCrafts
  3. You could add this shamrock bow from Dollar Store Crafts to a wreath or basket or make a smaller version to wear in your hair.
  4. Display your love for all things Irish with Shrinky Dink necklaces and pins of Irish maps and sayings from Merriment Design
  5. Display this crocheted pot of gold from FaveCrafts on its own or add it as an accent on a crocheted beanie
  6. Decorate your home for the holiday with these paper shamrocks from Hoosier Homemade
  7. Make a fun table centerpiece with a tissue paper four leaf clover bouquet in a painted shamrock mason jar from Creative Cynchronicity
  8. Package your St. Paddy’s Day chocolate gold coins in sparkly treat bags from FaveCrafts
  9. String art has made quite a revival in the past few years and this shamrock version from Darice is absolutely adorable
  10. Display your lucky four leaf clover in this pretty pendant from Rook No. 17
  11. Wood shims become mini pallets and in turn, they become charming St. Patrick’s Day wooden pallet wall art from View From the Fridge
  12. Use simple thumbtacks to make a lovely shamrock canvas with this tutorial from Roubinek
  13. Make mason jar luminaries for the holiday with this project from Mom 4 Real
  14. Start your spring planting in these gold shamrock painted flower pots from Handmade in the Heartland

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So, what will you make to show your Irish spirit this St. Patrick’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts: 24 DIY Jewelry Projects

It is less than a month until St. Patrick’s Day. Are you excited? I know I am! The stunning shamrocks, the green colored pancakes, the four-leaf clovers, what’s not to love about this fun holiday? Want even more reasons to be excited for St. Patrick’s Day? We have twenty-four for you! Below you will find 24 DIY Jewelry Projects for St. Patrick’s Day. From earrings to bracelets to necklaces, there are so many options for you in this collection of holiday jewelry for this fun and exciting occasion.

DIY Jewelry Projects for St. Patrick's Day

 

If you are in need of some green for this festive occasion, AllFreeJewelryMaking has got you covered. It’s a well-known rule you are supposed incorporate green into your ensemble on St. Patrick’s Day. These homemade jewelry projects are an easy way to avoid a few pinches this St. Patrick’s Day and create an enviable green jewelry project.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Earrings

Pot O'Gold EarringsYou don’t need to follow a rainbow to find a pot of gold; you can simply follow this charming tutorial for Pot O’ Gold Earrings. These cute DIY earrings are perfect for getting you into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Find more festive homemade earrings here:

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Bracelets

Irish Crystals BraceletThis Irish Crystals Bracelet is the perfect design, whether you want something extra special for St. Patrick’s Day or just want to show some Irish pride. Find this DIY bracelet pattern and more in our list of homemade bracelets for St. Patrick’s Day:

 

St. Patrick’s Day Necklaces

Four Leaf Clover PendantHandcraft your own cute and quirky Four Leaf Clover Pendant in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Find the perfect pendant project or DIY necklace for you in this collection of fun and festive necklace designs:

 

Shamrock Pins

 

BONUS: Be sure to view the rest of this collection, and check out even more jewelry tutorials for St. Patrick’s Day! For more holiday jewelry and other stunning patterns, remember to visit AllFreeJewelryMaking.com.

 

 

 

What is your favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Paddy’s Day Printables to Envy

There’s nothing easier than a good, printable craft, and today you’re lucky enough to have found four! Over at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com, we know that with the unpredictable weather, sometimes it’s best to take it easy when it comes to crafting. That’s why we’ve decided to share these free printables with you. Stay at home and print out these fan favorites so you can decorate for St. Patrick’s Day without leaving the house, and avoid that winter weather!

Chalkboard Irish Blessing

Chalkboard Irish Blessing The Chalkboard Irish Blessing is our personal favorite St. Paddy’s Day printable. The modern pattern makes it a great fit for any room of the house and the saying truly celebrates Irish heritage. Transform a blank sheet of paper into your favorite holiday decor piece for March when you add this printable to an old frame you have lying around the house. Handmade decorations are made simple with this easy-to-follow tutorial and the included free printable! This easy craft will have you decorating for St. Patrick’s Day without having to step outside.





Pot O’ Gold Cupcake Picks


Pot O' Gold Cupcake Picks

If you’re looking for a party printable for the holiday, these Pot O’ Gold Cupcake Picks are a great place to start. If you plan to have some guests over to celebrate the holiday, these printables will help you transform an average dessert into a festive and fun holiday tray. What’s more, with a free printable all you’ll have to spend cash on is paper and ink — two materials you’re sure to have stashed at home. Pay no attention to the winter weather, you can make this printable craft without bracing the next snow storm.



Lucky Day Printable


Lucky Day Free Printable Looking to further enhance your holiday party plans? Why not add a fun favor to the mix? With some quick help from your printer, you’ll be ready to transform the Lucky Day Printable into handmade party favors in hardly any time at all. These cute printables also make great classroom handouts for children that have a school holiday party to attend. Pick up a few packs of chocolate coins and clear plastic baggies from the dollar store and your St. Patrick’s Day craft is complete!







Somewhere Over the Rainbow Printable


Somewhere Over the Rainbow Free Printable

The Somewhere Over the Rainbow Printable is a darling, decorative craft which offers the perfect amount of holiday style to your holiday table. Easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts like this one are perfect for the last-minute crafter. Since everyone’s favorite Irish holiday has a tendency to sneak up on us, this simple, free printable makes crafting for the day a cinch! Grab a bit of ribbon, an old frame, and start decorating today.



Which printable is your favorite?



Sew the Perfect Gift

LOVE HOLIDAY CRAFTS? Win a copy of Sew the Perfect Gift: 25 Handmade Projects from Top Designers from Martingale & Company! The deadline to enter is March 4, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Featuring an assortment of handmade gift ideas from top craft designers,Sew the Perfect Gift makes for a wonderful source of inspiration for crafters just like you.

 

 

Lucky You! 12 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids and Adults

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday that doesn’t cause a lot of stress for those who celebrate. All you have to do is decorate your home with some festive green and gold, make some Irish food, and you’ll have a wonderful St. Paddy’s Day; it’s that simple! Like the holiday, the crafts in AllFreeHolidayCraft’s latest free eBook, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 12 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids and Adults are fun, simple, and spirited. This awesome eBook will give you some of the luck of the Irish. With everything from shamrock wreaths to a sign made out of pennies to gold rocks, this collection of St. Patrick’s Day crafts is sure to help you make a magical day for everyone – no matter how big or small. These decorations will help your family believe in leprechauns and pots of gold at the end of rainbows. Make this St. Paddy’s Day the best one yet with Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 12 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids and Adults. Get started today!

 Happy St. Patrick's Day! 12 St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids and Adults

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Magical Gold Rocks Kids love to create things, and they especially do during the holidays. We have gathered some of our clever and cute St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids to help bring you together this holiday season. Using almost any material, you can make a St. Patrick’s Day craft that your little ones will feel lucky to have! One particularly great St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids are the “Magical Gold Rocks” (pg. 32). Once finished, use these rocks to do a hunt for “leprechaun gold.” Simply hide these gold rocks like you would Easter eggs and let the kids search for them. You could also hide chocolate coins around with them to give them something more to search for. There are many more unique ideas included in Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 12 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids and Adults for you to start working on with the wee-little-ones!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Decor Ideas for Adults

Shamrock Tree Decoration If your little ones are grown, don’t fret! Our eBook, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 12 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids and Adults includes an array of décor ideas for adults, too. The simple and easy St. Patrick’s Day ideas included in this collection like the “Shamrock Tree Decoration” (pg. 12), are all beautiful and unique ways to bring some subtle St. Patrick’s Day fun to your house. The “Rustic Shamrock Wreath” (pg. 23), for instance, is also a sophisticated decoration that is sure to make a statement. Show off your Irish spirit and display this easy craft for St. Patrick’s Day in your home this holiday season.

 

 


Amy Tangerine Prize Pack

LOVE HOLIDAY CRAFTS? Enter to Amy Tangerine Gift Pack from American Crafts! The deadline to enter is February 25, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Are you always ready for spring? Then the Amy Tangerine Gift Pack from American Crafts is the perfect scrapbooking kit for you. This adorable selection of spring-inspired scrapbooking materials will have you on your way to your best scrapbook yet.

 

Fun Craft Ideas for Kids: Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts

Lucky Leprechaun TreatsWhether your heritage calls for it or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday to celebrate. And at AllFreeKidsCrafts, we’ll take any chance to deliver you amazingly fun crafts for kids. During this special celebration, rainbows appear without the inevitable storm, luck comes to all who wear green, and leprechauns run about freely distributing gold. That definitely doesn’t sound like something you’d want to miss. Get in the green spirit by crafting rainbows, baking lucky treats, and making shamrock projects galore.

Another way to celebrate the day of green? Green crafting! Make crafts that are environmentally friendly to tip your hat to the Irish.  Even better? Shamrocks that are made from recycled materials or rainbows that reuse items. Here’s to a lucky day full of green and gold!

Rainbow WindcatcherRainbow Crafts for Kids

On St. Patrick’s Day every rainbow leads to a pot of gold. Instead of searching the ends of the earth, bring the rainbow and the gold to you. Craft these colorful pick-me-ups and you’ll be rolling in the gold. I really like the Rainbow Windcatcher as an easy but bright decoration. This beauty is sure to bring in the luck o’ the Irish.

Other Rainbow Crafts for Kids:

Drip Painted Rainbow Pots
Lucky Li’l Rainbow Magnet
Rainbow Brite Pencil Holder
Butterfly Suncatchers

 

Edible Crafts for KidsLucky Chocolate Hats

When you’re baking for St. Patrick’s Day, every edible craft comes out perfectly thanks to leprechaun sous chefs. There are endless designs for adorable kids’ crafts made from food for St. Patrick’s Day. As a perfect craft to hand out to the whole class, make Lucky Chocolate Hats and your tummy will definitely feel lucky. This treat is almost as good as a pot of gold with a sugar cookie and chocolate in one adorable arrangement. In a close second is the Candy Rainbow and Pot o’ Gold, which is more something you’d make as a centerpiece or to devour yourself. With white chocolate covered marshmallows, sour strips, M&Ms, and gold coins, you won’t back away unsatisfied.

Other Lucky Edible Crafts for Kids:

Shamrock Pretzel Snacks
Leprechaun Hat with Chocolate Coins Craft
Lucky Leprechaun Treats

 

Shamrock WandShamrockin’ Easy Crafts for Kids

Nothing’s better than an easy breezy craft that the kids can make themselves. Well, aren’t you lucky! You’ll get time to yourself as the kiddos craft the adorable Shamrock Wand. Your little leprechauns will have a blast crafting green and shamrock and rollin’. Arrange a Walnut Shell Treasure Hunt to start a fun family tradition each year for St. Patrick’s Day.

Other Shamrockin’ Easy Crafts for Kids:


Lucky Lass Accessory

Walnut Shell Treasure Hunt

BONUS: Check out AllFreeKidsCrafts’ special collection of 13 Lucky Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids for more luck!

What is your family’s special tradition for Saint Patrick’s Day?

Going “Green” for St. Patty’s Day: 11 Recycled Crafts

CraftFoxes.comToday’s guest post if from our pals at CraftFoxes! Bethany Marcello is an assistant editor for CraftFoxes.com, a social network for crafters.

St. Patrick’s Day may have been “green” long before organic suds lined the aisles at Whole Foods, but with a little focus we’re going to eco-tize one of our favorite holidays. From T-shirt redos and glitter-glammed shoes to modernized pots and plastics, this clever collection of Irish-inspired upcycled crafts offers all you need for a greener St. Patrick’s Day.

Chartreuse your Shoes

Whether fir, olive or chartreuse, a touch of green glitter adds instant allure to rundown flats and heels. Want just a temporary glint of green? Create a glittery shamrock shoe embellishment with a clip earring and stiff cardboard or felt.

To glitter glamor your shoes, check out this DIY Dorothy tutorial from CraftFoxes.

 

Sham Wow

Lucky shamrock plants in charming recycled containers green up your home and offer an escape from winter gray. Great for your child’s first garden craft, shamrock is hardy, disease-resistant and needs little water. (Keep in mind, though, it’s harmful to pets.) A coffee sleeve makes a great upcycled planter, and don’t forget chipped Mason jars and tea cups also work (with river rock placed along the bottom).

Raise Your Glass

Speaking of old Mason jars, a simple hole punch turns the classic canner into a cheap travel mug, great for those St. Patrick’s Day pub crawls. Scrapbook paper or scrap fabric adds festive flavor. Speaking of festive flavor, teetotalers may want to consider filling their new mugs with a copycat version of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake.

Foam Home

For a quick piece of Irish front door décor, a frame, foam wreath and green ribbon are all you need. For an upcycled version, replace the foam with a sturdy cardboard circle, scrap fabric for the ribbon and twigs tied with twine for a rustic version of a frame.

 

 

Lose Your Shirt

A stained green T-shirt earns a second-life as an upcycled, no-sew necklace. A shamrock pin can Irish-up this quick craft, or consider using the necklace as an unexpected but charming door garland.

 

Open Book

Dictionary décor is one of the craft world’s trendiest juxtapositions. Try crafting a St. Patrick’s-themed series with phrases like “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” in a clever font. The stark black definitions contrast nicely with an emerald shamrock for eye-catching home décor.

 

Polish ‘Til It Shines

Particularly good for teenagers, this simple St. Patrick’s upcycle combines a bold pendant and green-tinted nail polish. Be sure to do a color test the polish on the back of the jewelry before going whole hog.

 

 

 

Planking

Scrap and mill-end planks become a rustic 8-inch by 20-inch shamrock, ideal for outdoor porch décor or even as a fun spring centerpiece. Feel free to go for a deeper green, finishing with some light sanding for a shabby chic look.

 

Stay Golden

Glossy black paint upcycles a piece of second-hand ceramic into a charming cauldron that’s good for both March 17th as well as Halloween. Paired with a second-hand frame, proudly displaying a St. Patrick’s Day expression, the charming table décor makes a quick and frugal upcycle.

 

 

 

Hat’s Off

Turn a tomato-tinted plastic container upside down and you’ve got the makings for a clever Wee One upcycle. This party favor can hold the classic foil coin or green candy, but consider making gold cookies for unique St. Patrick’s Day charms.

Sowing Seeds

For sophisticated St. Patrick’s Day table décor, consider these Anthroplogie-inspired seed blooms made with—can you believe—Q-tips! (Unused, of course.) Food coloring adds a touch of green while a foam ball and Chinese takeout chopsticks make up the rest.

 

So there you have it! 11 “green” ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s day!

How will you be getting lucky this year?

It’s Your Lucky Day! Find 1000s of Crafts Right Now

As the title of this blog post promised, today is your lucky day!  For two reasons.  1) St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and we’ve got a bunch of fun and festive craft ideas to share with you.  And 2) We’re going to introduce you to one of the most addictive, inspiring websites of all time.  And you’re going to love it!

So, let’s actually start with number 2.  Have you all heard of this thing called Pinterest?  I know, it’s a funny name and the concept is sort of confusing.  I mean, who actually knows what an “online pinboard” really is?  Well, we’ve broken it down for you in our handy guide to Pinterest.  In short, Pinterest is a website where you can go to find just about anything, from recipes to craft tutorials to funny cartoons to inspirational quotes.  And so much more!  So. Much. More.

You can search for something of particular interest to you, say St. Patrick’s Day crafts, for example.  Pinterest will bring up all of the green-leprechaun-rainbow-shamrock projects you could ever imagine.  And then you can spend hours (literally) looking through all of the fun ideas.

Just click on the image below and you can start browsing now!

 

Or you can choose to browse more general categories that you enjoy, like DIY & Crafts, Home Decor, or Food & Drink.  It’s all up to you!  And you can create your own account where you can organize your favorite things and save projects and recipes to categorized “boards.”  This is especially handy when you find something you want to try out, but don’t have time for right then and there. You can “pin” the tutorial or recipe and come back to it later!

So, those are the basics of Pinterest.  You with me so far?  Yes?  Good!

Back to #1, where we promised to share some fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts with you.  Whether you’re Irish or just like pretending to be for one day each year, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most fun holidays to craft for.  I mean, what could be better than leprechaun and rainbow crafts?!  And if Pinterest is any indication, a whole lot of you guys like making decorations for this holiday.  Some of our most popular “pinned” projects from AllFreeHolidayCrafts are St. Patrick’s Day tutorials!  Below we’ve highlighted some of the best-of-the-best, but you can also check out our St. Patrick’s Day board on Pinterest for tons more inspiration!


Most Popular St. Patrick’s Day Crafts:

Four Leaf Clover Bouquet

Happy-Go-Lucky Wreath

Enviable St. Patrick’s Day Card

Leprechaun Hat Treats

And just to make your day even luckier, here are some of our other most popular projects from Pinterest.  These are the ideas that people from all over the country and world liked enough to “pin” and share with their friends.  We hope you like them too!

Other Popular Crafts:

Carrot Boxes for Easter

Coffee Filter Roses

Cupcake Liner Flower Suckers

 

Tell me:  Are you addicted to Pinterest?  Or do you think you will be after reading this?

 

Kids Saturday- St. Patrick’s Day

It’s the last weekend you have to prepare for St. Patrick’s day, which means you have four days and counting. This is the best time for you to help your kids out with some cute crafts. The crafts you end up making don’t even have to be specific St. Patrick’s day, but they can be something green. Listed below are a few you might be interested in.

  1. Cheer Frame
  2. Good Luck Charm Bag
  3. Green Beaded Shamrock Necklace
  4. Kiss Me Irish Button
  5. Leprechaun Hat Decoration

Here are some other St. Patrick’s day crafts you can make with your kids.

You tell me, what are you planning on making for St. Patrick’s day?