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If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

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Day 77 - Lucky Day.

Day 77 - Lucky Day.

Day 77 - Hey there leprechauns! Happy St. Patrick's Day. May the day be filled with pots-of-gold, rainbows and green beer. I'll make today's post short and sweet so we can all get back to scouting out and pinching people not wearing green. 

Today let's make someone's St. Patrick's Day super lucky. Let's metaphorically drive the snakes right out of their life and brighten up their day with a beautiful DIY shamrock tea towel bouquet.

Items Needed:

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  • shamrock template (printable here)
  • 1 - tea towel {affiliate}
  • fabric or acrylic paint
  • 2 - 5" x 5" pieces of freezer paper
  • pencil
  • Exacto knife
  • cutting mat
  • paint brush
  • iron & ironing board
  • cardboard
  • flowers
  • ribbon
  • Lucky Day card (printable here)

Step 1: Print shamrock template. Trace the shamrocks on the freezer paper with the pencil. Using the Exacto blade and cutting mat, cut out the three shamrocks from one of the 5" x 5" pieces of freezer paper, shinny side down. You now have a shamrock template. 

Step 2: Unfold and layout the tea towel. Decide the location for the shamrocks. Place the shamrock template shinny side down in the desired location. Place the other piece of 5" x 5" freezer paper behind the tea towel shinny side up. There are now three layers. The top is the shamrock template. The middle is the tea towel and the bottom is the other piece of freezer paper.  Warm up the iron with the steam turned off. On the ironing board, iron the shamrock, tea towel, freezer paper layers together. The two shinny sides will warm up under the heat of the iron and adhere together so the paint will stay put. 

Step 3: Load up the paint brush with paint and brush over the shamrocks. Let dry. Peel off the freezer paper and shamrock template.

Step 4: Fold the tea towel and place the flowers in the middle. Tuck the towel under a few times. Tie with a ribbon and add the Lucky Day card.

Done. Who wouldn't feel super lucky to receive a beautiful, creative and thoughtful gift? Happy St. Patrick's Day lads & lassies!

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