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Monday, February 23, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger - Wall Plaque

I picked up this cardboard Celtic Cross at the Dollar Tree Store. I thought it was very pretty but not hefty enough for the front door.

Since it's cardboard recycle and re-purposing month over at Creative Craft Challenge, I decided to use these Valentine hearts to create a large clover to add to the cross.

To cover the Valentines and make them green, I considered painting, or gluing some paper, or fabrics, ribbons; anything as long as it was green.  I remembered having some greenery stashed from Christmas decorating, so I grabbed them. Having the idea to cut the leaves and decoupage them onto the hearts, aha! Clovers are leaves and so are these! Perfect color and texture. Green floral tape was another idea, but I didn't have enough to cover all three hearts.

I found it was best to apply the glue right on the back of the leaves to adhere well.

To start the project, I cut the leaves into individual pieces and glued them onto the edge of the hearts. Overlapping to fold over the sides for good coverage. 

Once I covered the hearts with leaves, I painted on Mod Podge over the entire surface and the overlapped sides.

Once the leaves were dried on, I used the green floral tape to cover the sides of the hearts. It was best to start it with a staple to hold it in place.

Using glue and wrapping on the green tape,

it covered nicely.

Then I covered the tape wrapping with Mod Podge. 

After it dried, I super glued the points of the hearts together.

Then super glued the cross centered over the glued hearts.

My cordless drill was the perfect size and weight to hold the work together while it dried.

Then, I stapled on the ribbon, that was originally on the cross, to the top of the newly created clover.

The bottom of the cross is now the stem. A Shamrock is born!

A nice large Trinity decoration is made and it's as solid as a Blarney stone!

And, it fits the door window perfectly!

Between the one dollar for the cross and the items on hand, this door hanger cost was ...

only $1.00...!

 Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Proudly sharing as Guest Post for Kenarry: Ideas for the Home.



  1. Jen @ The Evolution of MomFebruary 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    This is a a great re-use of the Valentines Day candy boxes. Smart thinking! Thanks for sharing at the Momma Told Me Link Party. We hope you'll share more!


  2. You are so creative! What a great idea. It's just lovely. Thanks for sharing this on the Spring Craft Blog Hop!

  3. Beautiful and very frugal, too! Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays :)

  4. What a clever idea! It looks so nice on your front door, too :)

  5. That is adorable!! What a great way to reuse those old containers - I love it!!

  6. What a cool project! I love how simple and cute this is. A fun St. Patrick's Day Decor. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  7. Great idea! Thanks for the detailed tutorial and thank you for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things. Hope to see you again!

  8. Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love.March 3, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    This is such a clever idea! I love that you repurposed everything you already had on hand to make this :) Thanks for sharing on Talented Tuesdays we hope to see you again this week!

  9. Thank you for the visit and invite! :)

  10. Thank you for having me! So glad you visited :)

  11. So glad you like it and stopped to view it! Thank you!

  12. Thank you for visiting and hosting! Happy you visited!! :)

  13. I will! Thanks for being a kind hostess!

  14. Gotta love almost free!
    Thank you so much for the visit and invite! I look forward to seeing you again :)

  15. LOVE this! We featured you at The Project Stash! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

  16. So glad you like it!! Thanks so much for the feature! I'll be right over for the button! :)

  17. Very clever! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup as always. Pinned to our linkup board and hope you join us this weekend cause our party has grown to 8 host blogs!

  18. Thank you for the invite! I'd be happy to stop in! :)

  19. Bonnie @ The Pin JunkieMarch 9, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Love this!
    Just stopping by to let you know your project is featured in a St.
    Patrick's Day roundup over at The Pin Junkie.

  20. Oh my!!! Thank you so much, Bonnie!!

  21. Emily @ TwoPurpleCouchesMarch 11, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    How clever! Very smart idea to repurpose those heart-shaped boxes!! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark. Hope you'll link up with us again today!

  22. Thank you so much for stopping and the kind invite! I look forward to seeing you there!

  23. Clever recycle! I would not have thought of gluing the leaves on. They make a nice texture. Thank you for sharing it and your clover placemats at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Blessings, Deborah

  24. I originally thought of crepe paper, but like you said, the leaf texture was much better. Thank you so much for liking it and stopping in!!!