Lucky Wooden Shamrocks

Lucky Wooden Shamrocks

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 8th 2016

Capture a lucky set of accents for St. Patrick's Day with Americana® Acrylics.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • pencil
    • #3 round brush
    • 1" flat brush
    • toothpicks
    • fan brush
    • vinyl
    • cardstock
    • Silhouette electronic cutting machine
    • 1/2" stencil brush
    • twine
    • wood boards
    • scroll saw



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Cut out shamrock stencils on cardstock using the Studio file on a Silhouette electronic cutter. Cut out the "lucky" lettering on vinyl.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Trace the shamrock onto the scrap wood pieces using a pencil. Remove stencil.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Cut out the shapes using a scroll saw.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Sand the wooden shamrocks.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Sand all pieces. Concentrate on sanding the angled edges onto the shapes.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint the two larger shamrocks Celery Green with a 1" flat brush. Paint the smallest shamrock in Glorious Gold. (Use a toothpick with paint on it to get into tight corners.) Let dry.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Place the "lucky" stencil on the largest shamrock at an angle. Paint using a stencil brush in Glorious Gold.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Carefully remove the vinyl while the paint is still wet and let dry.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Sand the edges of the shamrocks to distress. Wipe away any dust using a damp paper towel.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Paint over the smallest shamrock using Gold Craft Twinkles, using a fan brush to help move the glitter around so the glitter is spread evenly.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Using a small brush, dab Gold Craft Twinkles over the word "Lucky". Let dry.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Embellish with twine.


    Shamrock Cut File