Monday, March 17, 2014

Wee Lil' Leprechaun Trap...

Top O' The Morning To Ya!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!  I'm so happy to be back - blogging full time again!  Yay!  My laptop to replace the replacement laptop arrived Friday and I'm so excited because... it means I can share a super fun, easy St. Patty's Day project with you!  Lil' A and my nephew, Lil' AY put these fun guys together and are super excited to see if they work - I kinda am too!

Would you or your Little like to make one?  Here's what you'll need!
-  Noteable Paper by WeR 
- Sheer Metallic Vellum Pad by WeR
- Evolution Die Cutting Tool
- Lifestyle Crafts Dies by WeR:
Hearts Punch Die
Grass Border
Lemon Drop Font
Berry Container
Arrow (2x2)
- Wet Glue (I used Scrappy Glue but it's your choice)
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner
- Glue Dots
- Sticks
- Cardstock
- Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Buttons, Pen

Go ahead and die cut all of the piece for your trap.  Trust me, if you're doing this for Little people, make sure they're all cut because while you say, "Just one more second! I just have to cut (blank)!" they'll sigh and start turning dies into pretend guns/weapons and pretty soon you're in the middle of a war zone between your flowers die dand the hearts punch die!

They sure do look sweet while they're assembling their traps!

Bam!  Those are some talented Little's, I tell ya!

Now, let me walk you through the part that actually turns just two super cute die cut shapes into a true Leprechaun Trap!

Cut a 4"x4" square from cardstock and score the sides.  Cut of the corners using the score lines as your guide.

Turn over your cardstock and place your house in the middle.  Mark your corners.

Cut a rectangle out of the cardstock, this is going to be the hole that the leprechaun falls into!

Put a line of glue all around the edge of the rectangle. 

Place your house on the glue and press gently.

To finish off your lid, we need to seal the lip.

Glue your grass border to the edge of the lip.  Don't cut off excess!  Instead, fold at corner and continue onto the next edge.

Continue all the way around - you'll need to piece it a little bit so you'll actually need 1.25 sections of grass.

Now it's done!  But, you can always add more... my Little's were done by this point but I sure wasn't!  I felt like maybe the Leprechaun needed a little more pizazz to entice him to our trap!

So I made a Shamrock with my punched out hearts and a button.  So easy!  I could have sworn I had a 2"x2" shamrock die but I couldn't find it and I'm kind of glad I didn't because this turned out so cute and it was so easy!

I also thought that I'd rather over-do-it than have the Leprechaun pass the trap by so I made a sign to go over the trap (GOLD was die cut from the WeR gold cardstock)...

And just to be clear, I cut an arrow from the WeR gold cardstock (Sheer Metallic Paper Pack) and pointed it towards the house so there was NO confusion!

I was pretty proud of the trap!  Cute.  Too the point.  Effective.  Until Little AY said, "Auntie?  How's the Little Leprechaun going to get up to the door so he can fall in?"

UGGHHHH.  Why did I make such a big deal about how small Leprechauns are?  Because it was pointed out by my observant Little's that the door was tiny.  Itsy bitsy.  So I really drove home the point that Leprechauns are teeny tiny.  Yep.  I am my own worst enemy.  And yep.  My Littles are very quick on the uptake.

But, it's okay.  I sent the Little's out to collect sticks (a boys dream) and with a little Scrappy Glue and some strong cutters, we were able to make a wooden ladder.

Which turned out super cute!  And totally made the trap.

So, to sum it up-

Put fake gold in your basket.  We used Rolos.  They're like gold to me...

Put your lid/house on the basket.

Don't forget your ladder!  Imagine the wee leprechaun climbing in and stepping through the door into the wee house, looking for his gold when..

He falls through our hole (which is more a lack of floor!) into our basket and can't get out!  Bam!  The Little's release the wee man and in return for his freedom, they get his crock of gold.  And they get to by every. single. Lego. that. ever. existed.  EVER.

I'd you'd like to grab the supplies to make a Leprechaun trap, visit the WeR Online Shop, and don't forget to use the code: KUTZPAPER to receive 20% off!  Look at that, it IS your lucky day!

Thank you so much for visiting!  We hope you have a super lucky, happy St. Patty's Day!  
Andrea (and the Little's)


  1. are ya kidding me?! This is adorable!

    1. Thanks, Ali! Someday you'll be making one for your little man!