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“I am the Luckiest” Board

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be here today and thank you to the CSI girls for inviting me.  I am Crystal from Crystal’s Craft Spot. Its my little spot to share my current craft projects, tutorials, recipes, and feature ideas I want to use in the future.   I’m a stay at home mommy of two adorable little girls and crafting is my way of relaxing after a busy day.  I love trying new things so you’ll always find something new and fun each day.

One of my favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day is Luck.  I reminds me how lucky I am to have so much love around me.  I wanted to create something special to remind me of that love so I used a line from one of my favorite songs and pictures of my little ones that make me feel so lucky to be a mom.  Today  I’ll be sharing with you how to make a beautiful sign, perfect for St. Patricks Day and its so cute you just may want to keep it up all year.  I’ll also be showing you two easy ways to paint your board instead of using vinyl; of course vinyl would also work :) 

You’ll need: 1 board, 3 frames (5×7), paint and brush, Paint Pen (optional), 3 hooks, Ribbon, Contact paper(optional), scrapbook paper, pictures

First Paint your board (a light color works best)

For the letters:  I typed up my quote and printed.  I’m sure there are a lot of ways to do this but I used Microsoft Word.  Inserted a text box and sized based on the size of my board and picked the font and size I needed.  My board required two sheets of paper so I typed up the first half, printed, then deleted the text.  Type the second half of your quote and print.  It will keep the sizing and spacing the same.

To transfer it onto your board scribble on the back with a pencil.  Tape right side up to your board.
Trace around the edge of each letter.

Pull of and it should look like this. 

I used a paint pen and went over the lines and filled in the letters.  (you can also paint them free hand but a paint pen is so much easier).

For the branches I used this file and my cricut to cut out the branch design on contact paper. 

I used this as a stencil.  (or you can use the technique above)

Once I cut apart the stencil and placed where I wanted I added extra contact paper around the edges just to make sure I didn’t get paint any where I didn’t want. 
I painted inside my stencil with green paint. 
Once its dry peel off the contact paper.

Once everything is dry add your hooks.

Cut scrapbook paper out to fit your frames (5×7).  Mine has green polka dots to tie it in with the green branches.  Glue your pictures (4×6) to the center of the paper (I turned mine black and white)
Measure and cut your ribbon.  Hot glue on the back to make a loop.  Add pictures to the frame and hang on the hooks.  The black, white, and green I used match my bathroom perfectly and that’s where it will stay.  I love seeing everyday and being reminded how lucky I am.
Thank you so much for letting me be here today.  Stop by Crystal’s Craft Spot anytime.

10 Comments

  1. valerie says:

    this is so super cute… i can’t wait to make one and put all my lucky little blessings on there!

  2. Cara says:

    That is one of my favorite songs too (and it was almost our wedding song). I love how you’ve incorporated the lyrics into this project, along with some photos. What a great idea!

  3. Steph says:

    This is just lovely…I like that you can keep it up all year.

  4. Natalie says:

    I am a follower of your blog…I stopped over here to check out your project! I love it! I may just attempt to recreate one myself! Keep on crafting! 🙂

  5. L2L says:

    How “lucky” we are that you shared this with us!!!!! I’ve got a lamp that I need to decorate for my daughter’s room….I’m going to try the pencil trick first and if that doesn’t work, then I’m going to do the contact paper!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

  6. Jen says:

    Very cute! I love that you can keep it up all year too!!

    xox
    Jen

  7. Luck is a good thing to remember for St. Patrick’s day! And it makes a fun wall display! Thanks for the fun tutorial Crystal!

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