I don't have many decorations for St.Patrick's Day but this one makes me super happy. I love the letters and wood, but the small mason jar pot of gold just might be my favorite. That or the rainbow order jars of candy. ;)
Pinch me letters and vinyl from The Wood Connection
coordinating scrapbook papers- I used papers from Authentique- found at The Wood Connection
paint that coordinates with your papers
small mason jar
small candle cup
shamrock vinyl (optional)
Putting the letters together was pretty simple. You can find a great tutorial for putting scrapbook paper on wood in the tutorials section of their blog here. I just sanded the letters and left the edges white after I glued the paper on.
- paint the block edges and cut your scrapbook paper to fit on the front
-glue the paper on the block using wood glue, then use a light coat of decopauge glue to seal the front of the scrapbook paper
-place your letters on the blocks- I am using a masking stencil here, but you can just use vinyl as well
-paint over your stencil and paper, I used a thin coat so the paper would still show up a little.
While the paint is WET, carefully pull off your stencil. Allow the paint to dry. Lightly sand the block edges.
To finish off the blocks, I simply tied them together with a length of ribbon.
To fill the stencil opening in the jar better, I unwrapped one of the candies and just placed the wrapper against the side of the jar. I love the hint of gold popping through the black. I tied a ribbon on the bottom of the candle cup and glued the whole thing to the bottom of the jar to finish off the pot of gold.
Now I'm ready for leprechauns to come calling!