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DIY Shamrock Decor

Updated: Mar 5, 2022

In Part 1 of this project I shared how to create a mixed media shamrock design. I loved my design so much I decided to turn it into a DIY decor item for my home. If you’d like the video tutorial, skip to the bottom.

A few weeks after Thanksgiving, my local Meijer had everything marked down to 90% off! Needless to say I filled my cart to the brim with stuffed pumpkins, woodcut gather signs, and several of these square box frames with cute sayings.

First I cut the shamrock design out of my mixed media pad. Because I plan to cover the edges of the paper, it wasn’t necessary to worry about perfectly straight cuts.

Before sticking the shamrock to the frame, I use some gold craft paint to paint the wood edges.

Next I painted Mod Podge on the square surface. I used glossy Mod Podge because that’s all I had on hand.

I pressed my design down. I would recommend allowing the Mod Podge to dry under the paper before moving to the next step. I painted Mod Podge over the top of the paper to seal the paper. If you don’t like a sticky finish you can use matte instead of glossy.

After sealing the paper I added green glitter ribbon over the edges for a finished look.

The final touch was adding gold ribbon on the edges of the box. You could also use lace.

Here is how it turned out. I thought adding some vintage gold buttons on the corners might be a cute addition, but I didn’t have any.

Here is the video showing every step in the process.

If you end up making your own shamrock shadow box, send me a picture!

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