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Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Lucky Branch-Tutorial

Here's a quick St. Patrick's Day decoration!
The finished product.

What I needed to get there:  a drill with a small bit, a pack of gold coins, Shamrocks I cut from my Silhouette in a varitey of sizes and colors, a small hole punch, a needle, thread, a vase, a branch, something in the vase to hold the branch in place, and ribbon.

I drilled a hole in the top of gold coins.  (I ended up using 14)

I put thread through the hole and hung them on the branch.

I punched holes through the Shamrocks and threaded them to hang them on the tree too.

I added the ribbon and I was done!

I used the same branch/vase combination that I used for my Valentine's Day tree: http://www.oursevendwarfs.com/2011/01/i-bought-greatest-felt-hearts-and-i.html.

Here's the branch I made for a fall tree that I put in the same vase: http://www.oursevendwarfs.com/2010/11/easy-and-cheap-decorating-with-branches.html
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  1. I absolutely love your tree. So cute. I just walked with my boys and put up branches. Going to Michael's tomorrow and "borrowing" your idea...


  2. Very cute!! I love how simple and fun this is!

  3. love it!

  4. Looks great and what a fun idea for St. Patrick's Day decor!

  5. Thank you guys. Nicolette, I can't wait to see your version. Please share a picture with us.

  6. I love this : )

  7. This is a really cute idea! I am definitely putting one up. Thanks!

  8. Love the coins hanging from the tree! Wish there really were money trees! Great job!

  9. Swinging by from the blog hop at The Girl Creative. I love all your St. Patty's day crafts. Holy cow girl...you are in the mood! :) Don't think I have a single decoration!


  10. This is so cute! I love it!

  11. How very elegant and sweet! Lovely St. Pat's day decor!

  12. Finishing my version of this up in the morning! Yay! :)

  13. I love this. I guess money really does grow from trees....LOL!

  14. Adorable! Love the idea!
    I am going to feature this in a Special St. Patrick's Day Features this week!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  15. I love this idea! So will my Irish husband :-) I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)


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