Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Yesterday I was in a crafting mood!
I love to browse Pinterest, and I get really inspired by the crafts I see there.
Someone had designed an Altoid tin box, so I used what I had on hand and copied it.
I found the images on Pinterest and printed them on paper.
I used dimensional sticky tape underneath them.
I used fabric and lace and ribbon and shamrock embellishments I already had on hand.
I think it turned out cute!
My box is a vintage Sucrets cough candy box made in the USA from my parent's collection.

The other week I created shamrock "candy" using the shamrock bead embellishments.
I cut lollipop sticks in half, and lined them up under the shamrock, layered on top of packing tape. Then I carefully placed another layer of tape on top, and I used a bit of the cardboard stapled to the end, which had been on the bead bag. Cool, eh?

Here is a closeup of the candy. I saw an idea online using heart beads for Valentine's so I decided to try it with the shamrock beads, which I found at Dollarama.

I put these photos on my doll blog too, but thought I'd also add them here.

By Loretta Houben


Betty said...

I don't blog much, but thought I'd take some time today to see what's going on in blogland these days. Your St. Pat's craft turned out so cute. I see you're still playing with your dolls. Me too! I mostly fool with my Ginny dolls, but just this week I changed some outfits on my Chatty Cathy dolls. I believe one is now wearing an outfit you made.

Loretta said...

Hi Betty! I'm so happy you dropped by and left a comment. I still love to blog. I have a Williams/Palmer blog which I try to keep updated as my favourite hobby is that of genealogy. I'll come and pay you a visit now.