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
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!
- green fabric strip variety (or scrapbook paper)
- shamrock shape (provided)
- 2 shades green craft paint
- Mod Podge
- foam paint brush
- artist paint brush
- painter’s tape
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.
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.
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.)
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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