Monday, March 10, 2014

A Shamrock for St. Patrick's Day!

Would you like a Shamrock for your front door?  Well, here's how to make one.
Draw a shamrock pattern onto burlap.  I like to use the purple pens you get at JoAnn's that disappear after about a day.  Now, the only downside to that is that you can't put this off for a day because when you go back, your pattern will have disappeared.
Using Wonder Under fuse another piece of burlap to the first for added stability.
These are the colors of paint I used:  white, an olive green, burnt umber and the MS glitter green.  (I ended up not using the dark green on the end, but I had already done the photos).
Adhere round stickers to the various areas of the shamrock.  The ones I used were 1 1/4".
With a sponge, fill in the shamrock pattern sponging over the paper sticky dots.
Remove the paper dots immediately.
Shade around the edges of the shamrock with the burnt umber.  Then using the glitter green, fill in almost all of the circles.
Then, you are going to go around the green glitter circles with white paint and a small brush.  Add a hanger on the back and you are done.  These would really be cute on a wreath.  Mine was about 10" x 10" and I just traced around a cardboard shamrock that I had.  You could make them any size.  Just remember to adjust the sizes of your circles!



  1. Judy, That is so cute !! I think that would look great on the front door. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. Judy, that is adorable! Thank you for sharing!

  3. That's a lovely tutorial, very nice result Judy, thankyou for sharing.

  4. Love your shamrock, Judy! You are such a creative lady!
    Happy week.
    Helen xox

  5. Cute, cute, cute! I would say be sure and put this in your book but you continue to ignore me and refuse to write a bestseller with all your projects....I love you anyway though! You are so talented! XO



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