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Monday, March 7, 2011

Feelin' Lucky

This weekend I was very intent on getting my St. Pattie's Day wreath finished! I was inspired by Our Seven Dwarves - and they give a fabulous wreath tutorial as well. This was my first time making the fabric rosettes and I love the end result. It was worth a few glue gun burns, although hopefully the next fabric wreath I do will have less of those! I think the key was less is more - less glue that is. The more glue you pile in there, the more apt you are to get burned.

By the way, Failte means "Welcome" in Gaelic. (I'm Irish, actually 100% Irish and my b-day is St. Pattie's Day so it's an extra special day for me!)
I certainly remember my dad blasting Irish music throughout our house that morning and ALWAYS wearing our green.

I also had fun making these with my daughters and their friends. They are Shamrock Mobiles. I found the template online for the shamrocks. The rainbow was supposed to be a paper plate, but somehow we have no paper plates in the house so I used cardstock cut out in a half moon.

I also found this Subway Art template on which fit nicely in one of my frames that I change out seasonally anyway. Yippee!!! Thanks Eighteen 25!

Then I picked my glue gun back up and put this little number together with just a piece of scrapbook paper and some scrabble letters. I just love those scrabble letters! I've been seeing lucky signs all over the place so I just had to have one!
Are you crafting for St. Pattie's Day? If you have a fun craft let me know I'd love to see it!!! Next up, my mantle...
I'm linking up to link parties at:
Sew Can Do 
Marvelously Messy


  1. excellent ideas on here... love the glue gun roses (glue guns & roses?)


  2. Cute mobile idea for the holiday:) Thanks for linking to the Kids Can Craft Party!