This blog has resurrected the art teacher in me. I look forward to each holiday like I did when I was teaching. Plus, having decorations for Saint Patrick’s Day marks the end of one very long Chicago winter. Here’s an easy and cheap Saint Patrick’s Day craft. Even get the kids involved.
All holiday decor at the estate must have bling. Or glitter. Saint Patrick’s is no exception.
So, I rummage through the basement and found some old cds. Headed over to Michael with my 50% off coupon and bought a bag-o-gems. Then went to town.
Y o u ‘ l l n e e d
-three banged up cds or dvds
-three popsicle sticks
-bling in the form of sequins, pearls, rhinestones and such in the Saint Patty’s color scheme
D i r e c t i o n s
1.) First, trace circle using the cds on your cardstock. Cut and glue them to the cds.
2.) Then, cover the space in between the cds with some paper.
3.) Draw, cut, and glue a stem.
4.) Reinforce the back of the shamrock with the popsicle sticks to hold the cds together. Use packing tape.
5.) Now, the fun part. Arrange your bling and glue down. I found my elmer’s glue stick collection worked fine. But for the pearls, I flooded the spaces in between the gems with Modpodge.
6.) Now this shamrock’s all dressed up and has no where to go. I think I will suspend her from my front door and retire the recession wreath.