Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Luck Clover wood Plaque {tutorial}

Hello everyone!  Today I woke up to a teensy bit of snow, then it cleared up and was sunny and cold the rest of the day.  Gotta Love the Northwest:)

Today I was doing some Chemistry home work in my kitchen, but kept looking over at my craft counter.  I REALLY wanted to make something today.  So after an hour or so of homework, I broke out the CRAFTS!  

Here is what I made:

Wanna know how I made it?  Here is a little tutorial:

First, here are the supplies I used:

-Wood plaque I got at goodwill for .50 cents
-Wood LUCK sign {I got at Pick your Plum}
-little wooden shamrock {Pick your Plum}
-Green Apple Americana paint
-scrapbook paper {a 8 1/2 x 11 will be plenty}
-Mod Podge
-washi tape {I got this at Pick your Plum}
-small piece of fabric

Here we go!

1. Paint around the edges of your wood with the Green Apple paint.  No need to be super neat here, your just going to cover up the top and sand it like crazy when you are done!  Let dry.

2.  Give your "Luck" sign a little coat of the Green Apple paint.  I used the paint very sparingly on the "luck" sign.  Let dry.

3.  umm, that picture should not be there, just use it to look at the paint bottle if ya want!

4.  Cut your Scrapbook paper to fit the top of your piece of wood.  I cut mine too big, but it doesn't matter, cause you are just going to sand the edges of the paper off anyway:) Cover the top of the wood with a light coat of Mod Podge.  

5.  Apply the paper and use a pampered chef scraper or a credit card to smooth down the paper from the center out.  Let dry completely.

6.  I put a small piece of green with white polka dots washi tape on the letter L, C, and K.  You can't see it very well in the pictures.  I like it, but you could cut out the washi tape if you don't have any.

7.  Sand your wood around the edges where the scrapbook paper hangs off.  Its easier if you use a palm sander, but you can use a piece of sand paper as well.  Just make sure you sand DOWN towards the floor away from the paper, so you don't lift up the paper off the wood. 

8.  Wrap your piece of fabric around the small shamrock and glue it on your plaque.  Glue the "luck" sign on.  Let dry.

9.  Done!  I totally rushed through this project, because I had to leave to take my MIL to the airport, but I LOVE the way it turned out.  I think I am going give it to my neighbor for a gift:)  

Hope you liked this tutorial.  I enjoyed making this cute craft and I love all the goodies I got from Pick Your Plum!  They have the best stuff!!

Have a great day!


  1. Karen! I just love this! Would you link it up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html
    By the way...did you know I'm in the PNW too--outside of Seattle? Crazy snow and then sun today! Gotta love March?! --Michelle

  2. Very cute! Great colors and I love the polkadots!

  3. That's so cool! I love it! Thanks for sharing the directions :)

  4. Another great project that I hope you will share on St. Patty's Day Project Parade.


  5. This turned out really cute! I was just eyeing those wood plaques at Hobby Lobby and now I wish I had snagged one. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  6. adorable!! girl..I would much rather be crafting than doing chemistry homework!! Thank you for linking up to Uncommon! Bonnie ;)

  7. Wow, so cute and looks super simple. I am a new follower on Linky and GFC. Thank you for the beautiful idea! I am stopping by for inspire me Monday. What a great way to start the week with such positive inspirations. Please visit me at http://kelleysnutrition.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-inspires-you.html


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