I gathered some stuff from around my kitchen and studio (often considered junk by untrained crafter’s eyes) and decided to make a garland to decorate our mantle in green for the upcoming LUCKY holiday with memo pad backs that were going in the trash. It is amazing what can be done with old crayons, memo pad backs, kite string and other miscellaneous items.
I used a Sharpie marker (of course) and doodled up a bunch of shamrocks on the cardboard backs from used up memo pads then cut them out. With a little help from my fairy godchildren, we decorated them for the garland. One of my favorites was melting shaved crayons in the microwave onto a cardboard shamrock.
Emily was pretty excited about cutting up the paint chips and decorating one with layers of color and black Sharpie dots in the centers.
We doodled designs on several more of them and simply colored them in with crayon. Then we cut out 5 rectangles and lettered the word L U C K Y on them then colored them with crayons and embellished with buttons.
Using kite string, we tied it all together and hung it from the mantle!
It came out super cute!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and May Every Day Be a LUCKY One!