I started out by wanting to do two different projects, but rolled them both in to one. I planned on doing a button canvas, and the letters were going to sit out on the kitchen table with the other decorations . Although after putting on the glitter, I really liked it and decided to keep it without adding the buttons. I was going to write something below it, but I thought ‘why not add the small letters instead’? I think it turned out pretty good.
♣ Source for letters design – Sugar Bee Crafts
- Blank canvas – I used an 11″ x 14″
- Clover outline – You can get the one I used from clipart-library.com
- Mod Podge
- Green glitter
- Gold glitter
- Green paint
- Gold paint (optional)
Start by taping the printed outline to the back of the canvas.
I also used a cereal box to lay the canvas on, so that I could see the outline through the canvas better. It fit on top perfectly!
Use a pencil to trace the outline.
I did little bits at a time, so that the mod podge wouldn’t dry up before I could get the glitter on. I also had a cup and funnel to shake the excess glitter into. I always use tons of glitter, even when I shouldn’t, so this helps me save $.
You could leave it like this ↓ if you’d like. I think it’s cute even without the letters!
I originally used a Metallic Gold Paint Pen instead of the gold paint. It didn’t work out in getting the gold color, and the wooden letter soaked the pen ‘paint’ right up. It is a nice rustic color though 😉 So I pulled out the gold paint and put a few coats on. (You could actually skip the paint altogether and just put the glitter on top of some mod podge)
While the paint was still wet, I dumped some gold glitter on top.
After the letters had dried, I put some mod podge on the back of them, and stuck them on the canvas.
And voila! A simple and cute decoration piece for St. Patrick’s Day! Head on over to see my post on Super Simple St. Paddy’s Day Decorations
What kind of St. Paddy’s Day DIY projects have you done, or would like to do? Comment below and let me know.