DIY Lucky Shamrock Frame for St. Patrick’s Day

This Lucky Shamrock Frame St. Patrick’s Day was a very special, fun, cute, and easy one to make. Using only simple supplies and repurposing an old frame you can definitely create such pretty St. Patrick’s Day decorations.

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and I wanted to create something that would be easy enough, super fun, and that anyone would be able to make it.

To be honest I didn’t spend a dime on this project because I had everything at home. But if happen to not have any of the supplies, I can assure you it’s going to be a very inexpensive project.

You might also love these other St. Patrick’s Day ideas: Hidden Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Shadow Box, Lucky Hat St Patrick’s Day Favor Box (free Printables), and DIY St. Patrick’s Day Twin Hair Bows.

Lucky Shamrock Frame for St. Patrick's Day Post cover

Lucky Shamrock Frame for St. Patrick’s Day Tutorial

This Frame was a Christmas frame from Michael’s. I got like four of these and I knew it would be useful someday. And here it is, coincidentally, it was green and it was perfect for a St.Patrick’s Day craft.

I’m not very into the green color so I didn’t want to buy different green shades of cardstock so I decided to just print each element in the greens I needed including the buffalo check pattern.

The good thing about this project is that if you don’t have any frame like this one, you can use any frame you have around or make a frame with cardstock like my friend Karina over at Living and Crafting did.

Lucky Shamrock Frame for St. Patrick's Day on my desk shelf

As I always say, imagination is the limit

This simple craft is the perfect project for a crafty night with kids, the whole family, or why not? a crafty night by ourselves!

What type of paper do I need to make this Lucky Shamrock Frame?

I used plain white cardstock because I was going to print all the pieces. But If you want to use something different and don’t want to print it, then you could use scrapbook paper, pattern paper, or any type of cardstock you like.

What if I don’t have a frame like this one?

Any frame can be used. The idea is to use what you have. You can use picture frames, old grames, shadow boxes, and even create a frame with cardstock yourself like my friend Karina from Living and Crafting did.

I created the files so you can print and cut the elements yourself and also share the SVG cutting files in case you have a cutting machine to make your life easier. For the sake of this project, I cut everything with scissors and a cutter to show you that it’s totally doable!

Printable Shamrock and buntings to cut

I used a buffalo check background that you can find in the printable files too but you can use as the background pretty much anything you like. You can use a rainbow, maybe a glitter gold cardstock. Imagination is the limit.

Also, you will notice that I don’t damage the frame in any way. I love making crafts that can be reused later on. This frame can go back to being Christmas decor or use it for something else.

I used removable 3M clear tape to stick the buffalo check backing to the frame so it won’t peel off the paint later.

Let’s start.

How to make this cute Lucky Shamrock Frame for St. Patrick’s Day

Supplies:

  • White heavy cardstock
  • 6 gold beads
  • Gold thread, twine or ribbon.
  • Glue
  • Double-sided foam take (like the one used for scrapbook)
  • Clear adhesive tape
  • An old frame. If it’s not green, you can paint it and if you don’t have any frame you can make one yourself with cardstock.
  • Printer
  • Scissors and cutter
general view of Lucky Shamrock Frame supplies

Lucky Shamrock Frame Instructions:

I made this quick video to show you the process to make this cute frame, but if you are more as a photo step-by-step feel free to scroll down and keep reading!

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Prep Work

Firstly Print your files. I recommend printing them at high quality.

Then cut all your pieces, you should have 4 paper shamrock shapes (in 4 different shades of green), 5 buntings (LUCKY) and the buffalo check backing.

cutting printed Shamrocks
cuting printed buntings

The Lucky Shamrock

Once you have all your pieces ready, take the darkest green shamrock. This will be your base. Cut pieces of double-sided foam tape. I wanted a thick separation between shamrocks so I doubled the tape.

Cutting pieces of double-sided foam tape

Place the foam takes in each leaf and a narrower one in the stem.

placing double-sided foam tape on shamrocks

Peel off each tape backing and place the second shamrock on to as aligned as you possibly can.

placing the second shamrock on top of the firts one

Repeat the process with each layer.

When you are done you should have something like this:

overview of stacked shamrocks

Now it’s time to stick the shamrock to the buffalo check backing.

I applied a single layer of double-sided tape on the back of the shamrock and placed it as centered as possible over the backing.

placing double-sided foam tape on final shamrocks
placing shamrocks on buffalo check backing

Assembling the Frame

Then using removable 3M clear tape I secured the backing to the inner back of the frame.

showing and placing the clear tape on the backing
general view of the finished Lucky Shamrock Frame

The next step is creating the banner.

Start folding your buntings in half and glue it with the string inside.

folding buntings
gluing the buntings on the thread

Then alternate bunting and beads until you finish it.

view of completed buntings alternated with beads

Here again, I didn’t want to damage the frame with hot glue so I used a super clear tape to secure the string.

Decide where you want the banner to be and apply a small piece of tape over the string and rub it well against the frame so it’s not so visible.

view of completed Lucky Shamrock Frame for St. Patrick's Day

If you don’t care much about the frame or if hot glue won’t damage it you can go for it too.

You are done!!!

closer view a Cute Lucky Shamrock Frame for St. Patrick's Day

Our super cute Lucky Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Frame is ready to rock. Choose a special place to put it and enjoy!

view of Lucky Shamrock Frame f on shelf
close-up of Lucky Shamrock Frame
other view of Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Frame

Hope you like this simple tutorial. I so enjoy easy crafts especially if I repurpose things or used supplies I already have.

DIY Lucky Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Frame cover

DIY Lucky Shamrock Frame for St. Patrick’s Day

Camila Rojas
This project was a very special a fun, cute and easy one to make. Using only simple supplies and repurposing an old frame you can definitely create such a pretty St. Patrick's Day decor.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Printer
  • Scissors and cutter
  • Cutting mat

Ingredients
  

  • White heavy cardstock
  • 6 gold beads
  • Gold thread or twine.
  • Glue
  • Double-sided foam take like the one used for scrapbook
  • Clear adhesive tape
  • An old frame. If it’s not green you can paint it and if you don’t have any frame you can make one yourself with cardstock.

Instructions
 

  • Firstly Print your files. I recommend printing them at high-quality.
  • Then cut all your pieces, you should have 4 shamrocks (in 4 different shades of green), 5 buntings (LUCKY) and the buffalo check backing.
  • Once you have all your pieces ready, take the darkest green shamrock. This will be your base. Cut pieces of double-sided foam tape. I wanted a thick separation between shamrocks so I doubled the tape.
  • Place the foam takes in each leaf and a narrower one in the stem.
  • Peel off each tape backing and place the second shamrock on to as aligned as you possibly can.
  • Repeat the process with each layer.
  • When you are done you should have something like this:
  • Now it’s time to stick the shamrock to the buffalo check backing.
  • I applied a single layer of double-sided tape on the back of the shamrock and placed it as centered as possible over the backing.
  • Then using removable 3M clear tape I secured the backing to the inner back of the frame.
  • The next step is creating the banner.
  • Start folding your buntings in half and glue it with the string inside.
  • Then alternate bunting and beads until you finish it.
  • Here again I didn’t want to damage the frame so I used a super clear tape to secure the string.
  • Decide where you want the banner to be and apply a small piece of tape over the string and rub it well against the frame so it’s not so visible.
  • If you don’t care much about the frame or if hot glue won’t damage it you can go for it too.
  • You are done!!!
  • Our super cute Lucky Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Frame ready to rock. Choose a special place to put it and enjoy!
    Lucky Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Frame Easy
Keyword St. Patrick’s Day Craft, St. Patrick’s Day Frame

Some other St.Patrick’s Day Projects from my favorite Bloggers

If you found this tutorial fun and useful, don’t forget to PIN and share it with friends!

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Head over to Karina’s Blog and learn how to make this super cute St. Patrick’s Day pot of gold paper frame:

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