Flip It: Home Décor for Two Holidays


We’ll all celebrate two holidays this March and we are sharing a home décor project that takes center
stage for both holidays.

Sue Neal with My Mind’s Eye Q shares the perfect paper-craft that takes you from St. Patrick’s Day to Easter!


I don’t transform my house with every holiday (except Christmas of course!), but I do like to have a few tokens in key areas of my house (foyer or tablescape).

Even better is when one holiday is over, I can just flip it over for the next one. In this case, St. Patrick’s Day…then on March 18, I flip it to those pretty spring colors for Easter.
I’ve used a 12″ canvas block, but anything will work; wood, cardboard, core board.

I used paper by My Mind’s Eye (list below), but you could use any coordinating paper.

Templates and printables make this a quick & easy project! You can download them here: http://myeyeqdownloads.shutterfly.com/

**I realized after designing the Easter plaque that it would make a cute card, so I’ve included those templates as well.

Irish Blessing Plaque

Instructions:

**I distressed all edges with Distress Ink Pad (Frayed Burlap)

· Cut a 12″ square piece of pattern paper to 11 1/2″ square. Adhere to canvas.
· Cut a 11 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of coordinating cardstock. Cut a wave edge along top of piece. Adhere to bottom of large piece.
· Cut a 11 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ piece of coordinating cardstock. Cut a wave edge along top of piece. Adhere to bottom of large piece.
· Cut a 11 1/2″ x 4″ piece of coordinating cardstock. Cut a wave edge along top of piece. Adhere to bottom of large piece.

· Print out “Irish Blessing” sentiment/template on a light patterned paper (or light cardstock).
· Print out “Irish Blessing house” and cut to create template. You’ll need to add 4″ to bottom of house as the entire house didn’t fit on a 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper.
· Center house template on printed sentiment, mark with pencil and trim.

· Cut 2 strips of dark ‘wood’ paper for the roof. Miter top by laying both pieces along roof edge, overlapping at the top. Hold in place in your hand and cut from bottom of angle to top of angle. Adhere in place on house.

· Foam square house to center of canvas.

· cut out a green shamrock.
· cut out one heart/leaf from #1 and 3 heart/leaf from #2.
· Layer and adhere each leaf on base shamrock. Adhere to center of house.
· Cut a sliver of brown cardstock for the stem. Adhere to bottom of shamrock.
· Print out Irish Blessing Banner on Natural cardstock, trim and adhere to top of shamrock. Use Glue Dot to adhere one small button to bottom of shamrock.
· Use glue dots to adhere a variety of buttons to top edge of ‘hills’.

Easter is Hope Plaque

Instructions:

**I distressed all edges with Distress Ink Pad (Frayed Burlap)

· Cut a 12″ square piece of pattern paper to 11 1/2″ square. Adhere to canvas.
· Cut a 11 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of coordinating cardstock and adhere to bottom of large piece.
· Cut a 11 1/2″ x 1″ strip of contrasting cardstock and adhere to top of bottom piece.
· Adhere rickrack along edges of contrasting strip.

· Print out “Easter is Hope” sentiment/template on Natural cardstock. Trim.
· Print out Basket template on brown patterned paper. Trim.
· Layer and adhere sentiment and basket in center of canvas. Layer and adhere lip of basket with foam squares.

· Print & cut 7 eggs with different coordinating pattern paper. If you have a punch or a die-cutting machine you could use that instead. Layer them in the basket, alternating some with flat adhesive and some with foam square. Adhere two eggs to bottom right-hand corner of basket.

· Adhere a piece of jute along outside edge of sentiment. If your jute is too thin, braid it.
· Punch out a variety of sized flowers from coordinating cardstock. Use buttons, brads and/or beads for the centers of the flowers. Adhere to plaque with mini glue dots.

To create the ‘card’ version of this Easter sentiment, follow the same basic instructions for the plaque, but use the Card templates instead.

Card measures 4″ x 5 1/2″.

Paper List – by My Mind’s Eye

Easter BlueBell “bright” Blossom #ST1070
Lavender “about me” blooms #ST1100
Lavendar “Reason Why” Swatch #ST1116
Unforgettable “Happiness” Delight #CTB212

Irish Notable “Love this” Devoted #CTB112
On the bright side “Stripe #OBS125
Honey “Love” Bouquet #ST1057
Rosy “Ordinary” Dream #LF2069

Punches by EK Success


Add comment