Valentine’s Day has quickly passed and now it’s time to prepare for one of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day. I mean, c’mon… my name is Erin. It means Ireland.
So back in my early blogging days I created this wreath for my daughter’s bedroom door using some colorful fabric scraps. I still love this wreath. One of my absolute favorites.
Well I decided to recycle an old idea for St. Patrick’s Day but give it a fresh update… a chalkboard countdown wreath.
- St. Patrick’s Day fabrics
- Antibes Green Annie Sloan chalk board paint
- Wire wreath form
- Circle for chalk board
- Hot glue gun
I started with 3 different St. Patrick’s Day fabrics that I cut into 1.5 inch by 6 inch strips.
The metal wreath form had 4 rings but I only tied the fabric around the outer and inner rings.
I purchased a little cheap chalkboard circle from Michael’s for $1. I covered it in Antibes Green Annie Sloan chalk paint. Did you know that all of the chalk paint can actually be used as a chalk board as long as you leave it unwaxed? Pretty cool stuff.
Once the paint dried I hot glued the painted green chalk board sign to the inner ring of the wreath… and that’s it!
It’s a fun and festive little wreath. I think we’re going to keep on the kitchen door leading to the mud room so we can countdown the days each morning as we’re walking out the door.
OK, I know we still have a month to go, but I couldn’t help myself to get started on some crafts for St. Patrick’s Day. And I’ll have more coming all week! Stay tuned…
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