Friday, February 24, 2012

Can Of Three Shamrocks

Three is Ireland's magic number. Hence the Shamrock. The Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Faith, Hope and Charity. 

Numbers played an important role in Celtic symbolism. 

Three was the most scared and magical number. 

Three may have signified totality: past, present and future or behind, before and here or sky, earth and underworld. 

Everything good in Ireland comes in threes.{source and to learn more}

We present to you our can of three shamrocks. We borrowed this idea from our Can of Hearts using the same idea of recycled bean cans, scrap book paper and embellishments.

Since we wanted a more earthy look to these cans, we choose paper and embellishments that we thought spoke to that. 

Using two different print scrapbook papers, in the same color range we wrapped our cans. 

We added another layer of interest by using the lace and for a little more green, and to cover up the rim of the can, we glued on some ribbon.

To fill in the interior space of the can we used natural paper coffee filters. We like how they added the natural, earthy effect and offered a little ruffle look as well.

We made up paper rosettes to which we applied a toned down glitter shamrock and a free printable Irish blessing sticker. 

We attached the finished rosette to a lollipop stick and secured it into the can with a piece of Styrofoam. Ready to display!

We hope we have inspired you to give it the old 1,2,3..... 3 of something Irish in your St. Patrick's Day decorating! You can see what else is on Our Irish Mantel here. Be inspired, get creative!

The foolishness of a man twists his way,
And his heart frets against the Lord.
Proverbs 19:3

Linking To:

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  1. Very cute! Love the little bit of lace!

  2. These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday!! Have a great week!

  3. These are cute, and I love the idea of using 3 and the Irish symbolism...would never have thought of that!!

  4. I love these. I have an obsession with topiaries. I'm following via LF and GFC. I'd love if you would stop by and join in on a bloglovin blog hop. The instructions on how to add it to your site are posted today so you can just come and mingle tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Totally going to make this! I already have some of those glitter shamrocks! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. You've done it again! Love the inspiration you come up with every week!! I so want to make these shamrock flowers and cans!! I have been working on a felt topiary and didn't know what to put them in...these cans would be so pretty!

    Hope you'll be back over at Teagan's Travels for this week's link up!


  7. What an adorable project! I love the one with the irish's a family favorite. ~Megan

  8. Love the cans. Love the topiary style shamrock flowers. Love how your mantle always looks so perfect! Thanks for linking up to my Springtime Link Party! Always glad to have your amazing ideas!

  9. These are adorable, and love the Irish blessing. What a great way to re-purpose! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!!! PS - now following you on Linky!

  10. I love the Lucky enough quote and the pink inside those two fans.

  11. What nice little touches that you added to the jars:) Very St Patty's Day!!

  12. How inspiring!! Love your mantle too :) Thanks for sharing this week at my linky party!

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

  14. What a perfect St. Patrick's Day project! I love how they look on your mantle. Thanks so much for sharing on Mom On Timeout!