Happy Women’s Day! To all the badass women in my life, those female readers who I don’t know yet, and all the women who have paved the way for us – you rock! I have yet to take out some preschool appropriate library books for women’s history month, so today we read about leprechauns. Basically the same thing, except everyone knows that leprechauns got the right to vote before women.
Speaking of wee folk, my wee folk are growing up fast. I can’t believe Patricia is going to be four months old this week. Where has the time gone?! The even stranger thing is that at the beginning of the pandemic Julius was a toddler, and now he’s a little boy. Every time I look at him I freak out a little bit. I feel like we imprisoned our toddler for an entire year inside our house away from other little ones and squandered his childhood. So, yeah, I’m pretty much feeling pandemic normal these days!
Oh shoot, did I just get all dark and emo there? Must be all the reading about those leprechauns. Some of those little guys have a dark streak, let me tell you. If there’s anything I’ve learned today it’s not to take any gold from strangers. Especially if you’re in the backwoods of Ireland.
No gold? No need to find the end of the rainbow, we can get you feeling lucky again! How about this faux gold banner with some four leaf clovers for luck? Every time I look at mine, I’m reminded how lucky I am in thousands of ways. Plus who knows, maybe the shine will attract some good-natured leprechauns next week.
What you’ll need:
- 2 12″x12″ sheets of gold glitter cardstock
- 1 12″x12″ sheet of green glitter cardstock
- 3 yards of 3/8″ rainbow ribbon
- Lucky template here
- Clover template here
- Cricut Die Cut Machine
- Scotch tape
- Set your machine to “custom” setting and then select “glitter cardstock” as your material.
- Mount your gold cardstock on regular or lightweight mats. Cut and release “LUCKY” letters from mats following prompts (I found this easiest to do by gently bending the mats instead of the paper).
- Mount your green cardstock on a regular or lightweight mat. Cut and release first clover from mat, then turn the paper, so the uncut portion is in the top left and cut second clover. Release.
- Take the end of your rainbow ribbon and enclose it in a piece of scotch tape to form a sort of needle.
- Feed scotch tape needle through the first clover from back to front, then through second slit from front to back. I found it easiest to use a thin flat object like a butter knife to push the tape through the slit.
- Repeat for LUCKY and second clover. Hang and bask in your luck!