Recently, I asked the Mister….. What country would you move to if you have to leave the USA?
He had to think about it for a minute and stated…….maybe Australia or some place tropical.
Of course, he asked me and without hesitation I said Ireland. I don’t know what it is about Ireland that makes me green with envy..get it ….hahahaha! Well, it’s not a wonder I guess. I so love my Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. I love the GREEN!
When St. Patrick’s Day comes along, I’m ready to embrace my inner Irish roots!!
This year, I did what I do best- use what I got, thrifting, and SALVAGING!
I had a thrift store frame, some cardboard, and aluminum foil for this ~
DIY SHAMROCK WALL ART
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- Thrift Store Frame
- Shamrock Stencil (if desired)
- Aluminum Foil (heavy duty best if you have it)
- Paper Crimper
- Take the cardboard inside the frame, if corrugated, we will use that piece for the background. If not, you will need to cut a piece of cardboard, a regular shipping box should work just fine, to fit inside the frame. Note – You can use whatever was in the frame as a template.
- Pull the top layer off the cardboard to reveal the corrugated ridges. You can use tweezers to remove any small pieces. Also, if the top piece doesn’t remove really easily, you can take scissors to the ridge area and cut down to remove.
- FOIL – Cut a piece of foil slightly smaller than the cardboard piece.
- On the shiny side of the foil take a marker and draw, free form or with a stencil, a shamrock.
- Using a pair of scissors, cut out the shamrock.
- Take the shamrock and carefully pull it through the crimper. Note – If your foil starts to move you can stop crimping and adjust it by just moving the foil as needed. Also, if you don’t like how it crimped, you can smooth out the foil and put it through again.
- Carefully glue the shamrock onto the cardboard. You can use a light book on top to weigh it down while it dries.
- Once dried, you can add your shamrock into the frame.
Now you have an inexpensive DIY Shamrock Wall Art for your St. Patrick’s Day decor.
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