Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lucky Charms Inspired Tree

This past week MnM had a little break from school. I decided to take a break from crafting and do the whole Mommy thing. I'm back though with a super easy idea.

When I put away the Valentine stuff I noticed I have two things for St. Patty's Day. I decided to start with decorating my tree. We must eat too much cereal at our house because the only thing I could think about was Lucky Charms. I thought it would be cute to make the decorations for the tree be the symbols that are in the cereal. 
Don't mind my horrible drawings. I am not blessed in that area. LOL


I figured the best way to make the symbols would be with foam. I went to the Dollar Store and bought a package of foam sheets. I then took regular paper and drew the shapes. Once they were drawn I cut them out and traced them onto the foam sheets.

I ended up doing a blue moon, yellow shooting star, red balloon,
purpley pink horseshoe, rainbow, green leprechaun hat, and a pot of gold. I glued a little piece of ribbon on the backs so they would have something to hang from.

I also wanted to make an easy garland. I went to Wal Mart and bought a 1/4 yard of sage green burlap which came to a whole .74 cents. I also used some leftover white fabric I had. I then cut both fabrics into strips and tied the strips onto the wire.  I don't really love how it turned out so I might do only burlap.

Overall I think it turned out pretty cute! I guess in this case it paid to think "inside" the box. (My two existing lonely decorations were the shamrock garland and leprechaun sign.)

12 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! Found you over at Sundae Scoop!

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  2. Hi! I am a Spring Fling participant! Following you wherever you are, lol. ^^)

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  3. Ohhhhh that's so cute :)
    Of course now I want some sugary cereal....

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  4. Vey cute! Perfect idea for a monthly-tree!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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  5. hi Natalie, your seasonal tree is so cute
    hugs
    janet

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  6. I love your St. Patty's day spirit and love this tree. So awesome!!!
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  7. I love your nifty, thrifty idea. So unique & fun! Thank you for linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S. Hope you will link up again on Sunday.:)

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  8. What a cute and simple craft! Love it!

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  9. What an original and clever idea! I love St Patty's Day too! You'll have to stop by and see my St Pats tablescape!
    Thanks for linking up to HoH - I am glad I found you!

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  10. I love crafty blogs! I can't get enough! This idea is wonderful! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
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