Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lucky Leprechaun shoe: St Patrick's Day DIY


While leprechauns are known for their mischievous antics and perpetual search for that pot of gold, legend has it they also hold down day jobs as shoemakers. Why these legendary pranksters all happen to be cobblers by trade is unknown but it seemed only fitting to add a little festive footwear to my St. Patrick's decor in their honor.
Leprechaun Shoe Planter
I used
a thrifted or old worn shoe in desired style
multi surface paint
glitter and sparkly accents
small faux flowers or plants
printable for buckle
 Using multi surface craft paint, I painted shades of green and gold
I added some quick clovers and swirls for added  interest and brushed entire shoe with a lightly with glitter paint
dimensional gold puffy paint adds some sparkle
I adapted a fun printable from the The Graphics Fairy as a whimsical buckle
I brushed heel with craft glue and sprinkled with black glitter for a magical sparkle an let shoe dry thoroughly.
 Then I popped in some faux greens or flowers
(small live plants in appropriate containers will work but my clover decided droop so I used some faux roses)
Kilmore Abbey, Photo CPaul

Wishing everyone the Luck of the Irish this
 St. Patrick's Day


6 comments:

  1. That St. Pat's shoe is totally adorable, great job on it! And great creativity, thanks for sharing your talents with us.
    Gina

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    1. Thanks so much Gina! I wanted something a little whimsical for St. Patrick's. :)

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  2. My dearest Christina, you've done such a gorgeous work, I'm truly fascinated by this post of yours, thank you for sharing your so beautiful idea and for showing us how to realize it !

    Sending blessings of joy on your weekend, sweet friend,
    with much love and gratitude
    Dany

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet words!
      So glad you enjoyed the post! I wanted something a little different for St. Patrick's.
      This was a lot of fun and so easy to put together :)
      Cheers!

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  3. Your little shoe is so cute!

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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