Am I the only one who buys these unfinished crafts only to store them in my craft room for a year or more? Well, this year I’m on a mission to make more crafts from my stash. It gives me such joy to use these things, and once they are done they are so fun to hang up or give away as gifts. This dollar store shamrock decor craft is no different. Plus, you’ll find some free St. Patrick’s Day SVGs.
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This is a simple decor item and would be fun to make with kids too! If you don’t have a Dollar Store in your town, or if yours doesn’t have these cute wooden Shamrocks you can cut one out on your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine. Use paper, faux leather (they even make a wood grain one), burlap paper, or balsa wood on your Cricut Maker.
If you are cutting a shamrock, grab my free shamrock SVG!
I know the Dollar Stores are here are hit and miss for getting the decor they stock. Especially the cute ones.
Another way is to grab the blanks at Hobby Lobby or any craft store when they are on clearance. This means your inspiration will be ready next year when the season hits.
Let’s jump in and start creating. Be sure to look for the St. Patrick’s Day SVGs shared throughout. And at the end there’s a few other crafting sites that will help you feel lucky this St. Patrick’s day season with more Free SVGs.
St. Patrick’s Day Sign Supplies
There are just a few items you might need/want. We found this Shamrock at our local Dollar Tree Store.
Steps to Make A Dollar Store Shamrock Decor Craft
Start by painting the shamrock green. (You could leave it as unfinished wood and add green around the edges too). I chose to paint it all green so it would pop as St. Paddy’s Day decor on my kitchen wall.
(*Don’t forget if you need a shamrock and don’t have a wooden one. You can make one out of cardstock or chipboard and paint it green too. Grab a shamrock below.)
After the paint dries, I took some sanding paper and lightly sanded the green to give it a distressed look. Focus on the edges if you want it to look like this shamrock is made from pallets. When you’re done sanding, take a slightly damp paper towel and wipe away the dust from sanding. This help your vinyl stick to the paint better.
Cut the “Lucky” word from this SVG file. It was hard to decide between black or white adhesive vinyl. I thought white made the pom poms stand out a bit more.
Next, let’s get the pom poms on before adding the Lucky word. I have a quick video witha few more tips for making this St. Paddy’s Day sign.
This dollar store shamrock decor craft is so easy to make and would make a fun wreath accent too. Here is a Facebook live where we put one together.
For the pom pom strings…
Grab a needle and some bakers twine in the color of your choice – I went with black and white bakers twine. It’s pretty simple, simply string them through using a needle and adjust them to space evenly across the shamrock. You can add a dot of hot glue to make them stay if you want. I didn’t on mine and they are holding up great.
Decide where the Lucky word will be and where the pom poms will hang. Then glue the string to the back. I added the Lucky vinyl word after the pom-poms.
Did you see my new Lynn Lilly glue gun? It’s so cute and cordless…. hello! Game changer. It’s made by this creative genius here…
Ok. back to our Shamrock DIY… let’s add the bows.
For a whimsical look to the bows, I took 3 strings and tied a little bow. Nothing fancy, just tie it like you tie your shoes.
Pretty sure, I mostly added bows just so I could use my super cute glue gun to attach them. ha. But really, I do think the bows are a cute addition. These are also cute accents on cards too!
This is where I would add the polka dots I cut in the vinyl but it felt like they were clashing with the pom-poms so I left them off. Totally up to you though. Add them if you like them. I was going for a simple look to add to my kitchen. (speaking of kitchen, did you see my navy and white cabinets I used when remodeling my kitchen?)
Ways to Use Your Shamrock DIY
You can add this Shamrock to a wreath, or simply hang it up in your home or office. I usually change out the decor in my kitchen (see our remodel here) to add some seasonal decor on this nail each month.
Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day FREE SVGs?
Check out this blog post with lots of other free St. Patrick’s Day SVGs. Buffalo plaid design, vintage and a monogram design to name a few.