I've been thinking a lot about how much time I spend crafting. It's probably about time I start making some crafts that are somewhat meaningful. Having a fun hobby and making cute things is great, don't get me wrong, BUT I dedicate a lot of time to making cute things without much purpose other than "cuteness".
In honor of St. Patricks day, I wanted to remind my family how lucky we are. Which we are. We are very lucky. Lucky to have a home, lucky to be together, lucky to be loved...the list is endless. Maybe some of that Irish luck was passed down from earlier generations. Who knows? The point is, we have it good and it never hurts to be reminded just how good that is.
Want to join us? Here's how:
"I"m So Lucky" sign (see below)
8 X10 picture frame
ceramic pot (or anything else you deem suitable)
I picked up a few things at the thrift store last time I was there: a wooden picture frame for $.25 and ceramic pot for $1.
I spray painted both black. The pot took several coats. I recommend following the instructions on the can and doing it on a warm day. I didn't realize it needed to be 50+ degrees to work well. It took FOREVER to dry.
I also embellished the frame with a few rosettes, some beads, and twine. Similar to these.
Then I printed out my signs. You can use one of these or make your own. I made mine using Photoshop but lots of programs can do the same.
**If you click on the one you want to use, it should allow you to print. Let me know if it doesn't work. I've never tried this before.
I pasted my "pot of gold"sign to a piece of card stock and glued it on a wooden dowel.
And stuck it in the pot.
Then I cut out a bunch of gold coins from yellow card stock (big enough to write on) and placed them next to the pot with some pens to write with.
The idea is for anyone passing to write something that makes them feel lucky on the coin and put it in the pot. By St. Patty's day hopefully there will be a pot full of gold. Ours is small but I somehow think it will be hard to fill all the way up. Maybe some of you are more ambitious than us?
Oh...you notice those other gold pieces? Well thats because some of us might need a little encouragement to participate.
Consider it a trade...a note for some delicious gold coins? Yes please.
Throughout the month, or on St. Patrick's Day, take some 'gold' out and find out what makes your family feel lucky. I realize that luck may not be the best word to use here but for holiday purposes I think it works.