Feb
17

Posted by & filed under Crafts, Holiday, St. Patricks Day.

Hey and Hello! Naptime friends. I am beyond thrilled to be here-
in fact, when Jamielyn emailed me a few weeks ago asking if I’d be interested in guest posting, I literally  leaped off the couch and did a little happy dance!
 {Fortunately I was alone-could have seriously scared my kids!}
 

My name is Wendy. I am visiting today from my blog Craft Goodies.
It’s a fun little place where I get to share the things I love, find inspiration for things I want, and make new friends along the way!
 

 I am a busy momma to 5 girls, the wife to one equally busy hubster,
 an etsy shop owner, a power tool junkie and a die-hard crafter! 
 
I asked Jamielyn to point me in a project direction and she came back with St. Patrick’s Day. So I’m not normally a St. Paddy’s decor kinda-girl {despite the red hair!}.
But as “luck” would have it, I had just finished a few project’s for my shop and was still in a green kind of mood!
 
I grabbed a few supplies and a project was born…

This went together in under an hour! Super easy with easy to find supplies, so let’s get busy.
 
You will need:

  • A base board for your project. I used a couple of scrap pieces{1/4 in. MDF and bead board}. But I think this would look great using a picture frame.
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Wood glue
  • Green Spray Pain-I used Krylon in Hunter Green
  • Wood Stain- I used Minwax Dark Walnut
  • Green Gardening Jute-I bought this at Wal-mart in the hardware section
  • stiff paper, scissors, and some ribbon for a bow.
Start by giving your base board a good coat of paint.While that dries, sand down the bead board to your liking, then give it a quick rub down with the stain.
 Sand the edges on the base board and give them a quick brush with the stain too.
Once they are both dry, use the wood glue to stick them together.
Cut a heart shape from a piece of paper. {I actually cut 3}
Play with the size to be sure it fits into the overall size of your project.
 Once you find the right size, trace it 3 times onto your stiff paper, these will make the leaves for your clover.
Cut out the hearts.

With your glue gun and jute, start filling in the heart.

Run a length of glue along the edge and then cover it with the jute. Continue gluing and adding the jute moving in toward the center, until the heart is completely filled being sure to keep the rows close together.

Repeat this for the other 2 hearts.
Glue the hearts onto your board forming a clover. Add a stem directly onto the board.

From there I used my best glue gun cursive to add the wording. As I didn’t have room for “Kiss Me I’m Irish” and well, I’m not Irish, I opted for the short and sweet…lucky.
I went a letter at a time and totally eyeballed it. If you need to, you could draw it out with pencil first, or use vinyl, or stickers, or just have a clover!

Last, add a bow for a splash of color and you’re done!

 
One super fast, easy and cute St. Patrick’s Day decor piece ready to display.
There will be no pinching at my house this year!
 
Just in case your wondering, you can find the other pieces in the pictures at my shop …Well Good!
 Thank you Jamielyn for letting me be here today. It really is such a fantastic honor and thrill.
Hope you all enjoy this.
 And please, stop by and visit me at Craft Goodies anytime. I’m always up for a new friend.
Happy Crafting!
 
Thanks Wendy for sharing your super cute craft! You’re always coming up with something fabulous!

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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10 Responses to “Lucky Jute Sign by Craft Goodies”

  1. Julie

    Super cute! I don't have any St Paddy's Day decorations so I think I'm going to have to try this.

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  2. Closer to Lucy

    Really cute! I'd like it even more if you made it for me…Lol, I have no talent when it comes to crafts like these.
    Lucy is out hopping, following you now. Come on by when you get a chance Closer to Lucy

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