First up is my St. Patrick's day craft. I like St. Patty's day, not because of green food or beverages, but because it also so happens to be my dad's birthday. Yup, he was born on St. Patty's day. And he is half Irish! His mom immigrated here from Ireland when she was a wee lass. Actually his dad also immigrated here from Germany when he was a boy, too. Couldn't even speak english. Super cool.
Anyway, so my dad, who was born on St. Patty's day and happens to be half Irish was named....Rick. My mom always says he should have been named PATrick because of those reasons above. And he could still be called Rick. She always gave my grandmother a hard time. Actually, my dad's legal name is Rickie because my grandma was sweet like that!
My mom has also told us that if my sister would have been a boy his name would be Patrick. I would have been Kevin, not my first choice. I'm glad I was a Stephanie : ).
Alright on to the crafty tutorial.
I wanted something simple and modern, but still St. Pattyish. So here is what I came up with:
What you need:
- Paint chips
- Shamrock template
- Cardstock paper
I cut out 3 leafed shamrocks from the paint chips. I found the template just by google 3 leaved shamrocks. A ton popped up and this was my favorite.
I also wanted one 4 leafed shamrock in yellow, to add a little pizazz. I made one by using this template and yellow cardstock:
I knew I wanted to glue the shamrocks onto a piece of white card-stock and frame it, but I also wanted a little more. After a bit of google searching, I found a great Irish quote. I typed it up in Word at the bottom of my page and printed it out on the card-stock.
Then I glued my shamrocks to the printed card-stock and framed it. I ran in to some problems when I went to stick it all in the frame. See, I didn't measure the frame and fit my paper to it. I ended up doing the opposite, forcing me to cut off the Irish Blessing bit at the bottom. But, all in all, I think it turned out well. Very festive!
I guess I like shamrock crafts for St. Patties day. Last year I made Shamrock Boutonnieres. Maybe next year I'll change it up a bit.
I'll have a Easter craft in a few weeks, to continue with my Marchy themed crafts. Stay tuned!