I've already gone over my feelings about St. Patrick's Day, so I will just summarize: I was anti, but then I remembered gold, and I flip-flopped. I had all these gilded visions and just couldn't help myself.
It was about time to change up the Valentine's Day "mantel," so I decided to add in a few subtle St. Patrick's Day touches for March. This little Lucky Me Gilded Art was super easy to put together.
Want to make your own? It's super easy. Here's how:
Gilded St. Patrick's Day Art Tutorial
- paper (I used watercolor paper because I had it on hand and it's nice and thick)
- metal leaf adhesive
- metal leaf (Gold!)
Start by sketching out your words or design with your pencil. I liked "Lucky Me" for St. Patrick's Day. Plus - bonus! - you can sing "Lucky" by Britney Spears the whole time you work on this little project.
After the adhesive has dried for about 30 minutes and is super tacky, carefully lay the metal leaf over the top.
Then brush the excess metal leaf off using a clean brush. This part is so fun. (Then why-y do these te-ars come at night?)
Boom! That's it. It's the most obviously St. Patrick's Day element in my new little mantel. I had to leave the black heart garland from Valentine's Day in cuz I love it.
Whaddaya think? Anyone else doing any St. Patrick's Day decorating?
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