Looking for a simple project to spruce up your space for St. Patrick’s Day? This fun Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Shadow Box filled with green clovers is great on a mantel, an end table or even as party decor.
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After an incredibly mild winter, the snow has finally showed up. It finally showed up the last week of February, when green stems and little buds were starting to make their appearance. On one hand I am grateful that we’re getting the water we desperately need, on the other I REALLY JUST WANT SPRING TO ARRIVE!
I’m not able to do anything about the weather outside, but I am trying to cheer things up in the house by adding touches of green here and there. It’s the perfect color for celebrating both warmer weather and for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I haven’t wanted to leave the house so I nabbed a few fun pieces from the comfort of my couch and I’ve also made a few projects from items I had on hand, like this St. Patrick’s Day throw pillow and the shadow box I am sharing today.
You guys, let me be honest. I am not sure that this little St. Patrick’s Day shadow box requires a full “tutorial,” because it’s so easy to make. I think this lucky little project took about 15 minutes to make…However, so many of you asked about it on my Instagram stories the other day, I am going to break it down for you quickly!
Lucky Clover St. Patrick’s Day Shadow Box
To recreate this St. Patrick’s Day shadow box art you will need:
Shadow Box (I used a 10×10 Ribba frame from Ikea, similar to this one on Amazon)
Green Cardstock in Two Shades
Gold Glitter Cardstock
Lucky Cut File PNG or SVG
Electronic Cutting Machine (I use this one.)
Optional: White Framing Mat or White Cardstock
How to make a St. Patrick’s Day shadow box:
- Cut the lightest shade of green cardstock down to the size of your shadow box (mine was 10×10).
- Cut the word “lucky” out of gold glitter cardstock and mount diagonally across the green cardstock and white mat (if you have one), using foam tabs. This provides a bit of dimension to the project.
- Cut 1.5″ shamrocks out of a darker shade of green cardstock. I used 25 shamrocks, you may choose to use more or less depending on the size of your shadow box.
- Give the shamrocks some dimension by folding them in half lightly both horizontally and vertically.
- Mount three to four of your shamrocks to the white mat so they fall at different heights.
- Fill the shadow box with shamrocks and place the mat and background into the frame. Secure and turn frame upright.
Why I love this lucky clover St. Patrick’s Day shadow box:
- this project took less than 15 minutes
- this project cost less than $10
- the different textures and depth add dimension to my mantel decor
I love how this simple, inexpensive St. Patrick’s day project turned out. It’s the perfect addition to my mantel decor.
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