Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
This is what I made for the boys today. I found this leprechaun idea from Becky Roberts and combined it with the idea I saw at leadership to create these guys for my boys.
I used a regular Hershey bar and cut the card stock (Kiwi Kiss) at 5-1/2″ (one way) and then either use 5-1/2 or 6-1/2 depending on if you want it to completely cover the candy bar or not – see the one in the center has the ends of the wrapper sticking out.
For my candy bars I scored at 2-1/4″, 2-1/2″, 4-3/4″, and 5″. Wrapped it around the bar and attached the flap in the back with sticky strip. The candy bar can just be pulled out. The leprechaun is a Tangerine Tango Scallop circle, Pink Pirouette 1-3/8″ circle, eyes are 1/4″ black circles, nose is 1/2″ pink pirouette circle. Ears and mustache are the 5 petal flower punch – two petals cut off. The hat is Key tag punch in Kiwi kiss cut in half and then a word window – these were sponged. A 1/4″ strip of black across the hat. I used a GOLD painty pen to add the buckle on the hat. The stamp set is the hostess set from the last catalog with all the occasions in it. I hope you like them!
And I found a new visitor in the back yard yesterday – actually they are setting up residence for awhile. It is a Robin building a nest on the gutter right by my kitchen window. I have been hearing alot of noise and he/she keeps flying into the windows. They have been working on the nest for the last two days. It looks like I also have a pair of blue birds building a nest in the bluebird house. But the Black-capped Chick-a-dee wants the same house. We had this problem last year too. I have seen both birds going in the house today. I checked the nest and it appears the Chickadees started a nest and the bluebirds are building on top of it. I’ll some pictures of them maybe tomorrow.
Have a nice rest of the day!