So anyway I'm back to share a fun St. Patrick's Day decoration I made for my front door. I was trying to think of something I could make other than the usual wreath and a little light bulb went on in my head....a lucky horseshoe! Once I figured out how to go about making the actual horseshoe shape it all came together quite easily. Ta-dah......
Here is how I made it:
Start with a foam wreath form ~
Using a steak knife, cut off the top 1/4 of the wreath ~
Use the piece you cut off for the top portion of the shoe...cut to size ~
I bought some wood letters to spell 'lucky' from Hobby Lobby ~
I gave the horseshoe a coat of gold paint and the word a coat of green just in case the glitter didn't give me full coverage ~
I attached the little bits at the top of the horseshoe with toothpicks and glue ~
Then, just go to town with some Mod Podge and glitter ~
After I covered the horseshoe and letters with glitter I gave them both a coat of clear acrylic to help keep the glitter in place ~
Then just hot glue your letters to some ribbon and attach to your form. I made some felt flower rosettes to add some color. You can see how I make them here. Finally, just attach some ribbon to the back of the horseshoe, hang, and enjoy!
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