Tuesday, March 1, 2011

St. Patty's Day Subway Art

I started decorating my St. Patrick's Day shelves...(also, the first time I have ever  decorated for St. Patty's!) The shelves are just such a good excuse for me to decorate for any holiday, I can't resist! And the subway art is probably going to be a ritual for each holiday to come. I'm sort of addicted, if you can't tell :) So far canvas has been my number one choice for this little project. I purchased a 2 pack of 11x14" canvases from Craft Warehouse for $6.94. That's only $3.50 each roughly and I even have one left over for Easter! (Which by the way I can't wait to decorate for. Have you seen Pier 1's amazing items this year? Go take a peek...I NEED that yellow tree :)

So, on to the good stuff. This is how we do it: (This is how we do it....does this remind anyone else of Ms. Doubtfire? I just picture Robin Williams dancing on the table to this song...)
I also snagged some green craft paint from C.W for only $.88! I used a sponge brush and applied one light coat to the canvas.
Then I used my Cricut and cut out some words (and not gonna lie, I had to do some re-arranging because some of the words were too long to go where i originally wanted them...which made it tedious...I never was a math major! lol)
Then added some easy little flowers made of lace and burlap and voilah! (The flowers are super easy...literally just tie a knot and then twist and turn it around until it's as big as you like. Oh and hot glue as you go. If anyone is interested in a picture-tutorial of it let me know, I'd be happy to give you one)

p.s. the only thing my shelves are missing are the wooden shamrock's that my good friend Tara @ fabuLESSly crafty so kindly cut out for me :) hint, hint TARA :)
Happy Saint Patricks Day!

15 comments:

  1. Very cute! I'm definitely read for St. Patty's Day and SPRING!

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  2. this is very cute! thanks for linking up to our first blog party.

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  3. ADORABLE!! I love your shelves!!

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  4. christine! I love your subway art!!! and thank you for the sweet comment! love you! And I dont know if i've figured out how to link up...??? if you have time I would l-o-v-e your help ;)!! And I would be honored to do a guest post for you !!!! YAY! I am working on a spring craft now so I will let you know asap! LOVE!

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  5. very cute! I love subway art too. Following you back! :)

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  6. Hey I awarded you the stylish blogger award on my blog :)
    lyndseyscraftspot.blogspot.com

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  7. I like the touch of the little rosettes. I think that made it look a little different. Good job!

    Yanet of 3 SKBs

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  8. Very cute ideas! I am giving away some free St. Patty's printables on my blog right now if you are interested!

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  9. Love the display!

    http://lanis-hammertime.blogspot.com/

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  10. looks great!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  11. Love this :) come on over and link up to MMM!

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  12. hiya i came to your blog via home maker on a dime and omg i am hooked with all your tuts ! thanks for that x your patricks day canvas is soooo inspiring and will be def trying this and can i just add your shelves are adorable and like you say just begging to be decorated x
    maybe you will visit my cafty place , now you will have to be kind cause its only new and i an only getting the hang of it x
    http://emilysnan.blogspot.com/
    xmaggiex

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