Top ‘o the morning (afternoon, evening, middle of the night . . . whatever) to you!
I did not plan on making any St. Patrick’s Day crafts this year, but then my daughter became obsessed with leprechauns and I had to do something to acknowledge the upcoming holiday. So I whipped up this super easy shamrock craft that uses, well, glass ROCKS, and had to share it with you!
I never really planned on posting this project, so I have to admit that I did not take photos of all of the steps involved. My bad. But for real, you don’t need photos. It is that simple.
- Plain wooden craft frame (mine was $1 at Michaels)
- Paints in colors and styles of your choice for the frame
- Green paint that is suitable for use on glass and fabric
- Cardstock in green
- Burlap fabric or wide ribbon to cover the cardstock
- Spray adhesive
- Large glass gems/rocks from the floral aisle
- Glue that adheres to glass
First, paint your plain craft frame. I painted mine brown and then gave it a top coat of white chalk paint. Next, I stenciled some gold polka dots on there and lightly sanded it for a distressed look.
Next, I painted the backs of three of my glass rocks with the multi-surface green paint.
While those were drying, I cut a piece of green cardstock to fit over the cardboard insert in the frame. I sprayed that with adhesive and stuck it on there. I then did the same with a wide piece of burlap ribbon, and stuck that on top of the green cardstock.
Once the glass rocks were dry, I glued them to the now-covered cardboard frame insert. I painted a shamrock stem and wrote “Slainte” (which means “health” in Gaelic, and which is a common toast over in Ireland), on a leftover piece of cardstock. I glued that to the bottom and was all finished with my festive shamROCK art!
I guess I’m all set for my green beer on March 17th!
Will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?
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