LUCK Bursts

It’s not often that I am speechless. Just absolutely don’t have an answer to a comment, question, or statement. But today when my little 2 year old asked me “What’s ‘luck’?” I really didn’t know how to explain it to a two year old.  Lesson learned, don’t involve the kids in crafts they wont understand!!
(any suggestions on how to explain luck to him?)
I’ve been slowly making these bursts for our St. Patty’s Day decor. And when I say slowly, I mean S-L-O-W-L-Y. I started them about a week ago hoping to have piles of decor to put up the day after V-day. Well, with our family’s habit of getting sick, I have not had any time to finish projects. So I’ve been getting these bursts done with every spare second, here and there, I could find!
They are so simple. I first saw them at Tatertots and Jello when she decorated for V-day.
I took her basic concept and just spelled out “LUCK” for our little display shelf. I had the idea of doing the ombre colors. Fading from white to dark green. The idea was mainly because I didn’t have enough of all one color to do the whole word!! I was originally going to line them up in a straight line to spell the word, but it looked really dumb! I like the bunched idea, not so much how the word looks though. I may be changing the letters to a punch out or just a 4-leaf clover. Not sure yet… I still have a bit to make up my mind, right?
By the way, St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 for those who weren’t sure (like me. I had to look it up!)
I’m not sure what else to put on the shelf with the bursts. Any suggestions? Maybe a rainbow? Some gold? Too cheese?!
PS, can you see the mess up in the letters?
I was originally going to rotate green and white, but The Little Man lost my last green circle and I had already glued all the others…..oh well!

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  1. Love these! So cute.

  2. These are SO cute … You sound like me … others don’t notice our mess ups … but we sure do! Kudos to you for hitting St Pats Day … I’m skipping over it and heading straight to Spring/Easter decor!
    🙂 Christy

    PS … I don’t see your mess up … I think they look darn cute!!
    PPS … Congrats on being featured on TT&J!! Wahoo!!!

  3. They are cute and perfect for some festive fun!

  4. going to do this! thanks for the inspiration!

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

  6. We are making something similar to these today. Glad you posted them.

  7. Very cute!! How about just putting up some shamrocks with it? I might have to make some of these. Thatnks for the inspiration!

    Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

  8. So cute and perfectly seasonal. I’d love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

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