Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Luck of the Irish Tutorial

Okay, I REALLY love St. Patrick's Day which doesn't make a ton of sense, I'm not Irish and I don't drink, my only claim is that I love green! So with that said here is another super quick, cheap and cute tutorial.
Start with a canvas, I used an 8x10, I bought a two pack from Hobby Lobby for $3.99 but they were 30% off this week! Measure the tallest letter from the stamp set you want to use- mine was 2.5". Then start with the line that "irish" we be on, and decide where you want that to be on your canvas and then space all your lines from there. Trace lines very faintly with a pencil (we'll erase it later).

Stamp "irish" first. I used green ink, but you can use any color. I used clear foam stamps- these are my favorite stamps- they are pretty much fool proof.

Finished "irish".

Next, fill all your lines with random letters. (You could also just stamp kiss me i'm..over and over). Make sure you have a pretty good mix of tall and short. Also have some stamps overlap the edge.
Tip- Since there is nothing hard in the middle of your canvas, I slid a closed stamp pad under my canvas so it was easy to stamp- worked like a charm.

Then, erase your pencil lines.

Enjoy! You could also add a green ribbon on the back to hang it on the wall.

Look for more St. Patrick's Day Projects coming up- like the little frame in the back.









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44 comments:

Sandra said...

I have one 'McCoy' Irish line but I do not have one single St. Patrick's Day decoration...thanks for the ideas! Come say hi.

Vanessa Washburn said...

That;s super cute, and easy. Thanks!

Petite moi said...

That is such a sweet and easy to make idea. I might try it soon. Thanks :o)
Hugs, Erika

Tasha said...

That is so fun! I love it. I featured it on my blog.

Jennie said...

THis is so cute! I have three canvas laying around. I just might have to try this! Thanks

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Eos Mom said...

Love it! I also love the wrapped candle jar!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

that is a very cute idea! thank you for sharing!

fawnda said...

VERY VERY cool idea! I love how simple and cute it is! : )

Leanne said...

I love this and I already have a canvas I can use. Great idea! I don't have very many St. Patrick's Day decorations. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

You have just inspired me. I know exactly what I'm going to do with this idea... I'm so bookmarking this project. I happen to be irish!!! Thanks so much for this great idea. Oh, I'm sooooo excited to start this....

I'll let you know when I finish this project so you can take a look. I even think I have all the supplies I need. Oh boy!!!

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Lori said...

i love this... Thanks for the idea. I'm irish so I'm going to be doing this soon.

Thanks for joining Get your Craft on Thurs. at Life as Lori.

I've featured this, so come by and grab my I was featured button!!!

Lynette said...

I saw you featured on Life as Lori - my daughter's b-day is St. P's day and I am always on the lookout for cute things that aren't way over the top and that don't ALWAYS feature a beer mug front and center!

Your idea is great -

DOEHLER DAYS said...

Love this idea. thanks for sharing. I featured you on my blog.
http://doehlerdays.blogspot.com/2010/02/st-pattys-day.html

fawnda said...

I just wanted to let you know that I featured you here:
http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunday-spotlight-soys-favorites_21.html

heather said...

love this idea! simple and really affordable too! i'm thinking if using the idea for a non-holiday design...so cool! would be fun for a baby name or really anything!!!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

what a cute, fun idea! I'm so going to have to do this!! LOVE IT! (love your Lucky candle too!!)

Scrapity Anne said...

I HAVE to make this one for my son's room! He inherited my red hair (and Irish temper) but his room is done in red/black for his Japanese karate obsession. He still wants Irish touches though, so this is perfect!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!

Tausha said...

This is DARLING! I even have the same stamps that you used. I must make one of these. My head is spinning with ideas. I have to redo my 10 yr old room for her birthday in a couple of weeks-this would be so super cute! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I will come back and stalk you, I mean admire all of your fantastic ideas!

Tegan and Tage said...

Found this through 30 Days. What a great idea! It would be super cute for a kids' room with their name on it. I have a bunch of canvases at home just waiting for this project. Thank you! :)

Jen said...

I love it because it is so simple. I was going to feature you at my Penny Pinching Party tomorrow, but you forgot to link up to me. Thanks for posting at my party though.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, I love this! I just clicked over from 30days and I'm so glad I did. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Fantastic idea! :)
-Tiff

Amanda said...

I love this idea, so versatile, and I'm wondering what kind of stamps you used.

Thanks

Shelley said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! I am linking to this in our post today! Thanks for sharing. -Shelley {HowDoesShe.com}

Tonya said...

That is a great idea. I love how it turned out and it could work for any holiday or so many other things.
Thanks!
Tonya
tonyadusold.blogspot.com

gina said...

i love this idea- i was hoping it was a link to a shop where i could just buy it. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea and great looking piece. Where did you get the foam letter stamps?

Amanda said...

So clever! A great, subtle, but still fun decoration for the holiday!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I have seen this around blogland. Just about everyone is highlighting it!!! It rocks! I love the style and all three of your st. patty's crafts together. Thanks for linking up to somedaycrafts.blgospot.com

Jenn said...

I love this idea. How creative! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve linked to you:
http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/diy-inspiring-saint-patricks-day-decor.html
I hope you’ll stop by & share the love!
-Jenn

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is all over blogland because it is SO DARN CUTE! I absolutely love it! Thanks for linking it up so my viewers can see it!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

featuring this one too!

Sabrina said...

Adorable and simple...things I LOVE! BTW, we have the same background! Oh the embarrassment? Or Oh we have great taste? Have a great weekend!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing!
~Liz

Adrianna said...

Even as simple as this is, it looks sooooo CUTE!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I LOVE it. Simple is so beautiful.

I am working my way through all my old followers and going back and forth between the old blog and the new one so forgive me if you have already signed up to refollow me. If you haven't please resign up. I am not allowed to take my followers with me when I moved my blog to my own site, so to get my updates in your reader you need to re-sign up.
Have you checked out my give-a-way for this week? I posted it on Friday.

Thanks for posting to the party. I am just about done with all of the things involved with the move and I get get back to all the fun blog stuff-visits and crafts.
Thanks,
Cheri www.itssoverycheri.com

Coretta of corettadeesign said...

My kids and my hubby are part irish so I like to add a new necessary holiday. This is a fun thing that I just might have time to do! thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

This is so great! I'm featuring you in my St. Patrick's Day Roundup this week on my site! Thanks for the awesome idea!

Andy Porter said...

Hands down the CUTEST St. Patty's day decoration I've seen. Great job!

Andy
Poppies at Play

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

I love all your ideas, and thought I commented but apparently not..
You are so creative :)

Jenn said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve got a new FEATURED BUTTON & will be starting my new MckLinky party TOT TUESDAYS next week. I’d love it if you’d stop by: http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-buttons-party.html

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Ok, how cute is that?! Love it! Thanks for joining the party!
happy crafting,
Linda

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

I am featuring these on my blog tomorrow, March 14th as part of my 17 days of st patrick. Stop by to check it out at simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Also, feel free to grab my "I've Been Featured" button as well.

Oh. And feel free to join my link party! It is still going on but will be a new Friday link party on my site.


Thanks

Amy said...

I love this and have featured it over on my craft blog: www.andsewwecraft.com

Hope that is okay!

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