Irish Blessing Sign

Hi guys!  I’m back with another quick and easy project, that can be tailored to just about anything you want.  For me, I wanted to keep it in my St. Paddy’s Day theme.

I chose the following Irish Blessing.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

I picked it because it was the song that the choir sang at graduation and it stuck with me all these years.  When I went to Milwaukee for college, my friends stopped by the night before and gave me a balloon with it on it.  I still have that deflated balloon somewhere in one of my “Lonie’s tubs of Memories”.  Back in 2008, my mom and went out east to visit her sister Debbie and then the three of us made our way up to Pennsylvania to visit their other sister Ellen. On our trip we found an Irish cross with the Irish Blessing on it. I changed God to Lord, because that’s how I remember it was sung

I started by making shamrock ribbons. I first looped the ribbon around and glued it was some Tacky glue. Then I took the long end and brought it up towards the top and looped it around, securing with tacky glue. Finally I looped the ribbon around to the right and brought it back to the middle and glued.  To finish the ribbon off I put a rhinestone in the middle.  I wasn’t paying attention to the way the ribbon was laying on the first one.  The second one turned out better.

After I made the two ribbons I hot glued them to a frame that I already had on hand.  I was going to paint it white and distress it a bit, but I decided against it. Where I was hanging the finished project, it was going to be next to two pictures that were in black frames. I wanted it to match what I have hanging up in my kitchen.

I then hot glued four leaf clover embellishments I found at Hobby Lobby for $.99 (they were on sale for 50% off).  I didn’t want them to look too uniform so I haphazardly glued them to the corners.

Next, I had some vellum and some green paper from Michael’s.  I downloaded a Celtic style font from www.dafont.  The one I selected the Stonehenge font and downloaded it to my computer. You can get the PDF I created here. I did one in black and one in green.
To secure the paper together I used white brads instead of glue.

Once everything was to my liking I put it in the frame and hung it up.

The finished product up on my kitchen wall.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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