DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decor

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Are you searching for St. Paddy’s Day decorations that you can make yourself? My DIY St. Patrick’s day decor idea is easy and budget-friendly!

You don’t need to be a craft expert to complete this project as all it involves is painting, cutting, and glueing. Kids will enjoy making this crafty shamrock decor, too!

We don’t leave Saint Patrick’s Day decorations out for long, so it’s nice that this craft project is easy and quick to make. You won’t feel like you went through lots of effort for the decor to be displayed only for a few days.

DIY ST. PATRICK’S DAY DECOR

diy st patrick's day decor with shamrock

I’ve joined in with a group of creative bloggers this month for a Craft Room De-stash Challenge. I’ve chosen to use up some fabric scraps, since I have 2 laundry baskets filled with scraps left over from sewing projects. At the end of my post, you’ll find links to click on to view 7 more de-stash projects from my blogging friends. Don’t miss out!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • canvas
  • green fabric strip variety (or scrapbook paper)
  • shamrock shape (provided)
  • 2 shades green craft paint
  • Mod Podge
  • scissors
  • foam paint brush
  • artist paint brush
  • painter’s tape
  • cardstock
pile of green fabric scraps for the diy st patricks day decor project

HOW TO MAKE DIY ST. PATRICK’S DAY DECOR

STEP 1 : PAINTING AND TAPING OFF THE CANVAS

Paint the canvas center a light green using a foam brush. 2 coats will be needed. Let dry completely.

Apply painter’s tape to make a 1-inch border on each side of the canvas. Make sure the tape is pressed down well to prevent paint bleeding.

Begin painting the dark green border. 3 coats will be needed. Let dry completely.

Remove tape. Use an artist brush to touch up any areas that have bleeding under the tape.

STEP 2: PRINTING OUT THE SHAMROCK

I’ve provided the shamrock clipart that I found at best-clipart. Their clipart is free to use with no stipulations.

Click the link below to print. Use a sheet of cardstock.

shamrock outline template

PRINT THE SHAMROCK OUTLINE

STEP 3: CUTTING THE STRIPS

You can also make the striped shamrock using scrapbook paper versus fabric. If using paper, follow the same instructions as they will provide the same results.

Fabric in fat quarters can be purchased at Walmart or JoAnn Fabrics if you want to stick to fabric.

I made a fabric strip “rough draft” of my shamrock to get a general idea of colors and the placement of my strips. See photo below.

planning the fabric strip placement for the diy st patricks day decor

Move each leaf of strips aside once you decide on your final look.

Cut out the shamrock leaves and stem.

Trim each strip of fabric so that is has a clean edge. Don’t trim the ends yet. (My strips haven’t been trimmed yet in the photo below.)

example of shamrock leaf with strips of fabric for the diy st patricks day decor

STEP 4: GLUEING AND CUTTING

Begin glueing the strips to the leaves with Mod Podge. Apply glue with a foam paint brush, press and smooth the fabric. Overlap each strip a teeny bit. Let leaves and stem dry completely.

Trim the fabric following the leaves and stem outlines. Cut from the back side.

Use Mod Podge to glue the shamrock pieces to the canvas. Apply the glue to the back side of each piece using the foam brush. Be sure to glue out to the edges. Press and smooth the pieces down on the canvas.

What do you think? Won’t this DIY decor be easy to make for St. Patrick’s Day?

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pinterest pin with completed diy st patrick's day decor

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CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE MORE PROJECTS FROM MY FELLOW BLOGGERS!

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Gail | Purple Hues and Me
T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet
Marci | Stone Cottage Adventures
Allyson | Southern Sunflowers
Vicky | Vicky Myers Creations
Julie | Sum of Their Stories
Joanne | Slices of Life

Beverly @ Across the Blvd ~ Tray Makeover with Fabric Insert

Gail @ Purple Hues and Me ~ Foamiran Pansies on Wire Frame

T’onna @ Sew Crafty Crochet ~ Knitting Machine Beanies

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures ~ Who’s Holding my Keys?

Vicky @ Vicky Myers Creations ~ DIY Glasses Case

Joanne @ Slices of Life ~ Valentine Cards

Julie @ Sum of Their Stories ~ Embroidered Patchwork Lavender Sachets

Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers (that’s me) ~ DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decor

pinterest graphic with a variety of craft pictures from bloggers of the de-stash group

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16 thoughts on “DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decor”

  1. What a fun and adorable way to use up fabric scraps, Allyson! St. Patrick Day is one of those holidays that don’t get much attention – especially in crafting – at least with me. My son was born on that day and all my attention has always been on him instead of the holiday. But I’ve always enjoyed seeing what others make. There are lots of unique crafting ideas out there and yours is one of them!

  2. This is such a great use of fabric scraps, and the idea is so adaptable for lots of celebrations and occasions.
    Here in the UK we only tend to do anything for St Patrick’s day if our family are Irish (and mine are not!) it’s much more of a widespread celebration in the US isn’t it?

  3. This is definitely one of those projects that I would have done with my boys when they were younger and we had art at least once a week. I love it. Pinned.

  4. Thanks for the compliments, Gail. Yeah, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t super popular. I only saw a small amount of decorations for sale this year.

  5. Yes, Julie, lots of options for doing this craft using other subjects. I might do a heart next year! St. Patrick’s Day for those not Irish in the US is mostly just a “fun” holiday… wearing green so as not to be pinched, drinking green beverages, etc. etc..

  6. You have some lovely green fabrics in your stash, perfect for your project…. I daren’t add up how much fabric I have in my stash!! Lovely St Patricks day decor.

  7. Perfect project for using fabric scraps, and just so CUTE! This would be fun to do with the kiddos! March is just around the corner. I better get busy! pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  8. I love making quick and easy crafts for St. Patrick’s Day. Your shamrock piece is great. I love the use of different fabrics to give it lots more interest than just one pattern.

  9. This is exactly the type of projects I have been doing the last few weeks except I directly sew onto dryer sheets, then sew that onto the card. Thanks so much for the outline I can download!

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