Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Shamrock Tree with tutorial!


The other day I was at Michael's, which was kind of weird for me. I only go to Michael's when I can't find what I need at Robert's. So I was going down their dollar aisle and found so many cool things for a dollar! I snatched up a ton of things and can't wait to show you!

Anyways, I've made another St. Patrick's Day Project! Only this one only cost me $2.00 to make!!! I love it!!! It is so fun and cute and it was so easy to make!





Here is the tutorial:

Supplies Needed:

1 4x6 unfinshed wood frame (I found mine at Michael's for a buck!)
Paint
3 pieces of coordinating green scrapbook paper
buttons
ribbon
mod podge
hot glue
distressing ink


step 1: Take the inside out of your frame. We are going to mod podge everything on to this thick piece of chipboard.




Step 2: Paint your frame. I only did the sides and the inside where i can see. You will be coverin the rest with paper.




Step 3: While your paint is drying, cut out a piece of 4x6 paper that you want to use as your background. Then mod podge your piece of chipboard and place your piece of 4x6 paper on top and mod podge over it. This will seal the edges.




Step 4: While your mod podge is drying, cut out your tree, shamrocks, and the word "luck" (i used alphalicious with a 1 inch cut.)











Step 5: After your paint is dry, trace your frame onto the back of a piece of scrapbook paper that you want for the front of your frame and the cut it out.




Step 6: Apply a thin layer of mod podge on your frame and place the paper on top of that. Then apply another thin layer of mod podge on top of the paper.





Step 7: While your mod podge is drying, place your tree and shamrocks on your piece of 4x6 chipboard and mod podge the pieces on the way that you like it. Also hot glue on some buttons for more texture.







Step 8: Mod podge the word luck on your frame and hot glue some ribbon and buttons on the top.


Step 9: Distress!!!! I distressed mine like crazy! (MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS LAST!!! IF YOU DO IT BEFORE, THEN WHEN YOU MOD PODGE THE INK WILL RUN EVERYWHERE!)


And you're done!! How cute and easy is that!









I think I am officially ready for St. Patrick's Day!

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22 comments:

Sadie said...

That is really cute!!! Great job!

Kimberly said...

How fun!!! You did a great job! I really love St. Patrick's Day - which might be weird - but I'm not ashamed! Any reason to craft, I say!

diedouchka said...

excellent, bonne trouvaille!

Richard and Carlie said...

So cute! I love your St. Patrick's day ideas...

One Cheap B*tch said...

Adorable! I would love to try something like this!

Carol said...

That is so cute! Thanks for the easy-to-follow directions.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

All your stuff is so cute! I love your spring blocks and your St. Patty's decor. I can't wait to see what you have in store for Sunday/Monday!!!

Brandon said...
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Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, that is so cute and creative! Thanks so much for posting this, I'll be linking.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

This is super cute! Love it!!

Leanne said...

That is so cute. I'm going to have to copy this one. Great job!

The Allen Family said...

Holy cow! I love that!! Found you thru U Create. :)

Janiece said...

so glad U create sent me to your site...what a cute idea and fun blog!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

I love this! Really cute!

Lanie Ree said...

Um, this is definitely going on my to do list. How do you come up with this stuff? I love it. Which is why I featured it.

Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Yay! I love it.

Alison said...

This is beyond cute!!! I featured this idea today on my blog. http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/03/wednesdays-wowzers-bit-of-this-and-bit.html

Andi said...

LOVE this idea so much, but I am having a hard time finding a shamrock punch. Where did you find yours?

Stacey said...

aww, this is cute as a button! I'm a little late for St. Patrick's Day, but I think I'll try it just for everyday. I've nevera mod podged before, can't wait to try it! thanks for the inspiriation!

Our Seven Dwarfs said...

I copycrafted you again. Thank you for the fabulous idea!

Shannon
oursevendwarfs.com
http://www.oursevendwarfs.com/2011/02/st-patricks-day-shamrock-tree-copy.html

Darin and Kerri Elam said...

I just made a whole batch of these for all of my sisters and a couple of friends. They are all a little different, and they're so cute all lined up on my counter. Can't wait to give them away!