Quick Shamrock Button Art

Last week, I was going through a crafting panic attack.  I had spent so much time creating the latest Mommy School packet and hadn't created anything new in over a week.  Crazy, I know!

To treat my anxiety, I decided that I needed a simple project.  A project that I could sit down and knock out in under an hour.  It would ease my anxiety to have just one project made.  This shamrock button art was the perfect solution.

Cute, easy, festive.  Hard to mess up.  Perfect for me.


I didn't take step-by-step pictures, but here are a few simple directions:

I purchased this frame at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.  (See, I told you I was on a frame kick!)  I measured to determine how to cut the scrapbook paper background.  Aren't the yellow polk-a-dots cheery?!

Next, I just traced a shamrock pattern onto the paper.  Now for the fun part:  I collected ALL the green buttons I could find, and hot-glued them inside the shamrock shape!  I literally only had 3 buttons left when I was done.

It felt a little bare to me, so I cut the word "Lucky" out of black vinyl, and added that to the final product.  I inserted all of that back inside the frame, leaving out the glass, and I was done!

Phew!  This was the cure I was looking for... I can always use a little crafting therapy!!
Happy Monday!
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  1. Amy Watson says

    Very cute and very cheery!

  2. That is so cute! What a great idea, thanks for the tip!


  3. This is really adorable! I love it!

  4. Valerie@Occasionally Crafty says

    I love it- I just did a similar thing on a T-shirt. Check it out here!


  5. I love it!

  6. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    Such fun therapy! I adore this. The scrapbook paper is just perfect. I'm a button hoarder so I have a hard time parting with them for projects, but I would sooooo use them up for this! ♥

  7. Oh, how wonderful! Love the idea!!

  8. How super cute! I am in love with it!

  9. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says

    This is so cute Alison!! I love the buttons – they are so adorable! What a fun decoration!

  10. LOVE it!!!

  11. I like the yellow polka dot background! Very cute!

  12. Cute! Buttons make everything so much cuter too!

  13. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas says

    that is adorable! I can even see doing this with my girls! love it!


  14. Tammy @ she wears flowers says

    I love it–the yellow polka dots and the simple font for "Lucky" are the perfect contrast to all of the buttons!

  15. UtahMillers says

    Super cute! I love it!

  16. Cute! I saw this out of focus in your Leprechaun Pie post and thought, "When is she going to tell us about that cute shamrock in the frame"!

  17. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny says

    Really adorable project, Alison. It's so nice to do a quick one once in a while:)

  18. Lauren @ YoungNester says

    I love this! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party (it lasts all week)!

  19. I love this Alison! It turned out so cute! We're going on a green scavenger hunt today. Thanks for all of the fun ideas!

  20. You were featured today on Today's Top 20!


  21. Megan @ Cut the Craft! says

    Totally cute! I found your post off the Sew Much Ado linky party today…excited to start following your blog!:)


  22. Ty and Whitty says

    This is so adorable. Visiting from Lil'Luna's link party. Thank you for such a cute idea to do next year.

  23. You are a girl after my own heart. I’ve been brainstorming ideas for my St. Patty’s Day crafts. I love it!

  24. This is really cute, Alison! I’m pinning it for a later project 🙂

  25. Love the buttons!! Such a fun project!

  26. Such a cute and easy project. I’ll probably knock it off 😉

  27. This is super cute!!! I always love an easy project! 🙂

  28. this turned out great

  29. This is such a quick and fun St. Patrick’s Day project. I may just have to do one for my house too!

  30. Lindy@itsybitsypaper says

    I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty’s Day Project Parade.

  31. I haven’t made mine yet, but I just had to include it in my St. Patrick’s Day Round-up today. It is just so cute!
    Hope you have a great weekend.



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