lucky shirts {diy}

I have rediscovered my love of freezer paper and the endless possibilities for freezer-paper-stenciled-apparel.

I couldn’t resist crafting some custom shirts for St. Patrick’s Day…I mean Lucky Shirts.

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In true Ronan fashion, I could only capture him on the run.

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In true Moira fashion on the other hand, I was able to get lots of pictures of her.  Posing.  With her toe pointed out (not shown…)

I used my Cricut to cut the pattern but it could also be cut with an Exacto.  Just trace, cut, and iron on with the shiny/waxy side on your fabric.  I also find it helpful to put some freezer paper in between the layers of the shirt.  It keeps the fabric stable and gives a little barrier so the paint doesn’t leak to the back of your shirt.  Dab on your paint, allow to dry, and remove the paper.  You might even put some freezer paper on top of the image once it is dry and give it a quick iron over to set the paint.  Ta-da!  Done.

I used plain fabric paint for the Ronan.  Miss Moira got hers glammed out with some Fashion Glitter Bond (apply it like paint) and some green glitter.  Oooo Sparkly.

I will probably extend my freezer-paper-stencil-shirt-frenzy to Easter too.  Maybe even Dyngus Day.  Oh, wait.  You have never heard of Dyngus Day?  Oh, you must look it up!

Enjoy!

Anne

our “lucky” bobby pins

It has been a while since I have crafted any hair pretties for my daughter, so I whipped up these little clovers the other day. And when I say whipped, I mean I cut out some felt, made a four leaf clover, thought I liked it, cut out lots more, started to assemble, hated them, and started all over (3 times) until I finally got the finished product I envisioned. I am sharing the finished product with you.

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Once I got to this spot, they were really fast and easy, I swear!

You will need Green felt (not a lot, unless you are going to hate your finished product then restart like I did), hot glue, and bobby pins. And rhinestone pretties if you so desire.

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Cut your felt into small circles, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. I did not use a template, just cut away.

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Make little slits to create four “leaves” and snip a little to round the edges.

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Put a dab of hot glue in the center and pinch it all together to create little folds in each “leaf”.

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Slip a (very) small circle of felt into the end of the bobby pin.

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Put a dab of glue on the felt and stick on your clover.

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Done! I did 7 of each color. Seven is Lucky.

This particular hairstyle is inspired by Moira’s favorite movie, Rapunzel, in which the princess with the long, flowing, blonde hair has her locks braided and decked with little flowers.

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Enjoy!

Anne

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Shamrock Bouquet

G’mornin.

Here’s a fun little project for ye.

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Sorry I don’t have the tutorial on how to make fancy shamrock sticks…but I can give you the quick rundown:

Skewers, green paint, glittery foam shamrock stickers.  Phew!

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Have a Lovely Weekend,

Anne

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Lucky, Magic Seeds

Just in case you needed a little Luck o’ the Irish lately…

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Now, It does say “Enjoy for Good Luck” on this package of magical, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds.  I do warn you however, the immediate magic you will feel will be the overwhelming desire to keep eating said “magical, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds” until you get a stomach ache.  Resist the urge!  I speak from experience.

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Magic Seeds Printable

* I used 3×4.75″ bags for this festive little package.

Enjoy (But not too much at once…remember…stomach ache!)

Anne

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