And speaking of luck.
St. Patrick's Day is coming up. It occurred it me a few weeks ago that aside from Christmas and Halloween I have NO decorations for any other holiday. How sad is that? I don't really know why. Maybe because I've just been too lazy to get out and put away decorations every month! But I've decided I want to change that. It started with my excitement about making my Valentine's Day wreath (which I finished by the way and totally love!!) It's only one thing but it was enough to get me started. Now that St. Patrick's Day is coming I thought I better get at least one decoration made. (I'll probably get more after the holiday so I can buy things on sale!)
Side note: another thing I'm feeling lucky about is having an awesome mother-in-law. I called her a few mornings ago to ask if she had any spare 2x4's hanging around and not only did she say yes, but she showed up at my door within a few hours with my blocks already cut and ready to go!
I got to work as soon as the girls were down to turn my 2x4 blocks into my "lucky" blocks! I started my project by sanding (which I really hate doing. Sanding to me is like nails on a chalkboard to some. Gives me the willies!) all of the blocks and then painting them.
When my paint was dry I used Mod Podge (the best craft supply ever) to adhere the letters "L", "C", "K", and "Y" (I cut them out with my Cricut) to 4 of the blocks. Can you guess what goes on the empty block? (I'll give you a hint....it's in the picture).
I decided to go with a pot of gold in place of my "U" but I think a clover would be cute too. To make my "pot of god" I started by gluing 9 yellow buttons near the top of the block.
Then I cut out a pot (free hand) from black cardstock and lined the rim with black gemstones. I used foam squares to adhere it to the block so it stands off of it just a little bit.
I finished it off by tying some black tulle around each block and ta-da! I have my very first St. Patrick's Day decoration.
AND! I'm actually planning on making these blocks reversible. I painted them an antique white and used black tulle so that I can turn them around and make the other side Valentine blocks. I just haven't figured out yet what I can do for V-Day with 5 spaces. I'd love any suggestions!