Yep, it’s true…I’m ready to take down the Valentine Decorations and make our home GREEN! I thought I would start off with a DIY project using CeCe’s Emerald Isle Paint Color fitting for St. Patrick’s Day. This would be a great project to do with your little Leprechauns too.
Two Twig Wreaths, Old Newspaper, CeCe Caldwell’s Paints ~ Emerald Isle (Sample Size goes a long way), Glitter Cardstock, Twine, Hot Glue Gun, Paint Roller, ScissorsA sample size of paint is all I needed for the two small wreaths I made and I had plenty left over.
First thing I did was lay out newspaper on cardboard out in my garage. I pick up large sheets of cardboard at Costco as I’m walking the isles. They really come in handy (and they’re FREE).
The paint dried in just a few minutes. I know, don’t hate me but it’s been in the 70′s here. I feel so sorry for those who are suffering in the cold right now. Maybe this project will cheer you up and brighten your home.
Then I drew a 2 1/2″ long leaf pattern on some extra cardstock I had. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy.
I flipped the painted newspaper over and began tracing the leaf. Once I was done tracing, I cut them all out. You really don’t need as much as you think. I painted way too many sheets. I have enough to make at-least 8 more wreaths. Haha!
This little dish full, is all it took to make both wreaths.
Make sure to tie on your jute or ribbon before gluing on the leaves.
I started on the inside first and then made my way around to the outside.
Here they both are finished. You could be really particular and glue each one snug, but I wanted them to look a little more natural.
Although I am ready to get rid of all the red accents around the house from Valentine’s Day, I still want a little glitter. I picked up a sheet of green glitter cardstock at Joann’s and used my Silhouette to cut out Four Leaf Clovers. If you don’t have a cutter, no worries, it’s easy to find a pattern of a four leaf clover online that you can print and cut-out by hand.
It’s OK if some of the print shows through the paint. That’s what is so great about this project, it has lots of character.
I made these wreaths to hang on the back’s of our dining room chairs.
More to come soon regarding our St. Paddy’s tablescape I’m working on.