Published on March 17th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain3
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Decor
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today is the day of green bagels and beer, of pinches if you are not wearing green. Luck o’ the Irish and Erin Go Bragh! I decided that I NEEDED a little green inspiration to celebrate the weekend and day today, so I came up with a super fast and pretty darn cute frame idea to share with you today. I often display holiday items in with my regular decor, just moving some items around in the house to fit where needed, I love just adding a few touches to celebrate a little holiday or even a big one.
This frame took me about 30 minutes, and most of that was spent peeling the backing from the foam tape!
I already had the frame created, but I will go over the very simple steps for you. Paint the frame black if it’s not already. I love the $.99 cans of black gloss spray paint, works great! I also had this mat I’d bought at Walmart, and just used black acrylic to paint the mat. What a great idea to add color to your photo frames. Acrylic paint is less than a dollar for a bottle. I then hot glued the frame glass BEHIND the mat. doing this, and leaving the back open was my intent, then I could switch photos out easily.
I used total scraps too. I just pulled out papers that were nice together and added in cardstock and got variety without any cost. After cutting out the clovers, I added foam tape to the backs and stuck them on the glass.
After all the clover were on the glass, I planned on adding a banner, and I had just enough room under the clover to add it. I used Bella Blvd (Stephanie Hunt) stickers for the letters, just cutting out matching triangles for the banner (I could have used my Cricut) and added the letters and a hand-cut heart to the banner. I used foam tape on the banner backs as well.
Then I added these mini clothes pins to the mat with glue dots, and strung jute across to hang my banner on. After putting the banner pieces on the jute, really they are just glued to the mat, I added some gems to a couple of the clovers for a little sparkle.
I hope you like my frame today!