Monday, March 16, 2015

A day to Enjoy GREEN!

Happiest of St. Paddy's Day to YOU!

Yes, I am Irish and proudly share my red hair with Dad, Grandma and Aunts.   Red hair is a funny thing, some people really like it and compliment it while others talk of Gingers in a snippy way.   All I know is that the flowing red hair I had as a kid made me an easy target for the teachers to see "who dunnit".

Here is a little Emerald Isle history and fun facts....

Over 40% of the United States Presidents had Irish ancestors;

The Harp is the official Emblem of Ireland, not the Shamrock. The handheld Harp was played by our Celtic Forefathers;

The shamrock became recognized as it was used for a symbol of the Trinity when St. Patrick taught;

Eamon De Valera was the first President of the Irish Republic. He was born in Manhattan, New York City;

The Potato is not native to Ireland. It was orginally brought to Ireland from the American Continent.

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We continue with our Partner in March, 
Walter Kunze Deco-Accesoires, please visit their site and let them know you have enjoyed our projects!   www.walterkunze.com
 
 
 
 
 
A cute St. Paddy's Merry-Go-Round by Lyneen
 

 
Cover paper mache box with pattern paper using double sided tape and paint with gold acrylic paint add trim around the box.  Adhere KUNZE German Scrap to the top of the box with Tacky Glue. Cut the paper towel roll in half, cover with pattern paper, add German scrap around the top and bottom, attach to the center of the plastic lid.   Cut 4 straws the same length of the paper towel roll,  at the top of the straw wrap tassel German Scrap. Attach straws to the plastic lid.  Once glue dries attach the straws and paper towel roll to the top of the paper mache box.  Cut a circle larger than the plastic lid, cut a slit to the center of the circle, overlap and create a cone for the top and glue trim to the edge.  Fussy cut Altered Pages St. Pat's Day Collage Sheet glue to the straws, add Wink of Stella to highlight the images.

 
Supplies:
KUNZE German Scrap
Paper Mache Box
Paper Towel Roll (Cut in Half)
Plastic lid (cottage cheese)
Straws
Pattern Paper


7 comments:

  1. Outstanding Lyneen!! Truly a beautiful piece! Happy St.Paddy's Day to you lassie! ")

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  2. Wonderful piece and happy St Patrick's day too!

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  3. Fabulous project, Lyneen! Love the design. And Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  4. This project is so wonderful in many ways, the architecture, the fanciful design, the fancy Irish Lads and Lassies, love it Lyneen!

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  5. The Merry-Go-Round is adorable♥ Happy St Patrick's Day!

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  6. I love this merry-go-round! It's really a fun piece!

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  7. Thanks all for your wonderful comments... this was something I have wanted to do for a long time!!!! It was fun to make!!!

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