Hello Readers. St. Patrick's Day is coming this weekend. I'm not sure if you celebrate or are into this holiday but I am. I am mostly of Irish decent. ( Like you couldn't tell from the pale skin and freckles right?) Anyway, I made a shirt to wear for the special day.
I didn't have a spare t-shirt to use so I decided to use this dress. It fit fine but it was too clingy and heavy. The dress was full cut but somehow thin and heavy at the same time. I didn't like to wear it, even over leggings or tights. This dress would be better as a shirt.
I got out my handy dandy stencils. I should have checked to see if I had green paint. I didn't. I decided to mix some yellow and blue and make my own. I put some cardboard inside the dress so the paint wouldn't bleed through to the back.
I was also missing the letter L. I used a 1 and a letter E to make the L I needed. Was I getting annoyed that I didn't have the things I needed to make this shirt? Yes, and it made me more determined to make the shirt than ever! I would not be stopped!
I did not have a shamrock shaped stencil either. I used this little foam shamrock. I painted it and used it as a stamp to get the shape. I filled in the paint where it needed it and I was done. It just needed to dry.
I cut the bottom of the dress off. I used a shirt I liked as a guide for length. I didn't hem it because I planned to tuck it in anyway.
I let it dry overnight and it was ready to go. Everyone has heard of the luck of the Irish, may you have a lucky and happy St. Patrick's Day too.
*** PART 2 - ENTERTAINMENT FOR MY CHILD ***
My daughter was going to get rid of this jewelry tree. It was supposed to hold necklaces and bracelets.
For some reason my 3 year old decided to hang some little Christmas ornaments on it at Christmas. And he loved it! We kept it up for the holiday season.
Later at Valentine's Day my daughter gave him this colorful heart garland to hang on it. She cut the hearts out of felt and strung them on thread. And he loved that too.
Now it has become a tradition. For St. Patrick's Day I bought these little shamrocks for a dollar.
I used a hole punch to make a hole in each one.
It sits on the coffee table and every holiday we decorate this little tree. He takes them all off and puts them all back on. It is loads of fun for him. I don't know why he likes it so much, but he just does.
Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.
*Year end update-I wore this shirt all summer. It was great with olive green shorts.