Welcome to Sunday Swap. I haven’t “swapped” with anyone for a few weeks, so I am really excited to have Trina, from A love 2 Create
here to show us some cute St. Patty’s day decor. She has so many cute and creative ideas. Make sure you check out her blog. I will be guest posting over there today, sharing some Spring Blocks. So stop by and take a look.
Hello, my name is Trina, and I am so excited to do this swap with Natalie!
I am here from A love 2 create
I am a stay at home mom of four, and I love doing projects! I have really enjoyed blogging about my crafts. It has been so fun hearing positive feedback on things that I have done. I have been doing my craft blog for about 1 month now, and I have had so much fun with it.
The tutorial I am showing today was a lot of fun. I kind of just thought this project up as I went along, so I hope you enjoy it!
This is my “Lucky” decorative board (I don’t know what else to call it)
I started off with some scrapbook paper, paint brush, mod podge and the bottom of an old dresser. It is just some particle board. You could use any wood though.
The first step is to cut your scrapbook paper into squares. It doesn’t matter what size, just as long as they are all the same size.
Now you should have several different colors of squares
I first laid them all out on my board to get an idea of how I wanted it to look
Then I started to glue them on the board.
Make sure you are getting all the bubbles out as you go. Use a finger that doesn’t have any glue on it to spread the paper flat.
Then once you have all your squares glued on I turned my board over and trimmed off most of the over lapping paper, leaving about 1/2 in.
Then I glued what was left to the back of the board, so the sides were covered in paper as well.
This is what you should have so far.
Now start spreading Mod Podge all over the front, I was pretty generous with it too. I wanted it all covered really well.
Then let it dry completely.
I wanted a little bit of a rustic look, so I took some Minwax wood finish to it.
I took an old rag and dipped and spread it all over the board. I wiped most of it off, but I liked the rustic look.
I then took a piece of brown 12×12 card stock and added my the vinyl that I wanted.
I just glued it on and added more mod podge over all of it.
I wanted to give it a more framed look, so I took some brown ribbon and glued it all the way around.
I added a little jewel to the shamrock
I think it turned out pretty cute! I think I am going to keep this up year round!!!
Thanks for letting me stop by! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
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Thanks, Trina. Such a cute project. I love any project that has to do with Mod Podge, so I might have to try this one out. Make sure you stop by her blog to see my guest post making Spring Blocks.
And thank you for reading my blog. Oh, and we may be doing a giveaway this week here on my blog…. So check back in a few days to see what we’ve got for you!