Sorry about that. I've spent the last month either sick beyond belief, or married to my sewing machine (more on that later this week). Mostly the sick part. eh! I struggle with the winter to spring transition because we end up with a rotating cold in our house that just goes from one person to the next, then starts right back up again. Feels like we're constantly sick.
For a brief moment, we're all HEALTHY!! Hooray!
So, I wanted to get this posted while I had the energy and desire to do so, and before another cold sets in.
You know those awesome metal stars, the ones you see all over at the 4th of July? A few years ago, I saw someone make one of their own out of a cheap piece of metal. I already have a few of those stars, but it got my mind spinning about what other shapes you could make that would look cute.
That's where the idea of this Shamrock came from!
I free-handed a heart shape out of paper, then traced it (minus the pointy-edge) on to the cookie sheet.
Cut out three hearts and a stem, then trace those onto some cute green paper. I cut my paper smaller than the heart shape because I wanted the foil to stick out around the edge.
Use some outdoor mod podge to stick the paper on. (I distressed my paper a little bit.)
Then I just hot glued it together. I wasn't totally confident that would hold, so I also added some green floral wire to keep it strong.
Then I just wired it onto my burlap wreath I put together last week. (I decided I can put the burlap wreath up for a few months, and just rotate in some fun holiday - type things in the center. Good idea or no? Is that boring? I think a third child is wearing me out and making me a bit boring... or maybe it's making me more efficient. Yeah. That's it, I'm just becoming more efficient!)
Anyway, a little St. Patty's flair for about $2! Can't beat that! If I were to do it again, I would have spent the extra dollar and gotten the actual metal cookie sheets at the dollar store. The foil ones worked, but were not as thick as I would have liked.
You live and learn... and now I get to pass that knowledge on to you!