Make a St. Patrick’s Day Door Plaque
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner so I thought I would create a super simple tutorial on how to Make a St. Patrick’s Day Door Plaque that requires very little work to put together. With the exception of the shamrock all of the pieces in this project are pre-made from wood. I purchased the plaque and the letters from my local Joann’s store but I am sure that these items can be found at other craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. In addition to the main pieces, all you need is paint, mod podge, foam or cardboard and hot glue to make this terrific home decor item. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
What you will Need:
- 1 wooden Plaque
- 3 wooden letters H, M, and E
- Small Piece of craft foam
- Clipart of a shamrock in the same size as your letters
- Green, cream, and gold acrylic paint
- Hot Glue
- Mod Podge
- Spray Acrylic (Optional)
- Screw driver
- Twine or ribbon
Step 1: Make a St. Patrick’s Day Door Plaque
Paint the outer frame of the plaque and the three wooden letters Green. I wanted a rustic look so I only painted one coat but if you want your door plaque to have a more finished look I would recommend multiple coats.
Step 2: Make a St. Patrick’s Day Door Plaque
Mask and paint the center of the plaque cream color.
Step 3: Make a St. Patrick’s Day Door Plaque
Create the shamrock. I was unable to find a wooden shamrock so I printed out a plain white clipart shamrock from the internet. I pasted the shamrock onto a piece of craft foam and cut around the foam so that it would be the same thickness as the letters. Once the shamrock was the shape that I wanted I painted it gold. When the paint dried I placed a coat of mod podge over the paper to seal in the paint and further adhere it to the foam.
Step 4: Make a St. Patrick’s Day Door Plaque
Place the letters in a row so that they spell HOME with the shamrock acting as the O. Hot glue the letters to the plaque.
Step 5: Make a St. Patrick’s Day Door Plaque
Spray the entire plaque with a spray Acrylic finish. This step is optional. I thought that since this plaque would be hanging outside it could use the extra protection.
Step 6: Make a St. Patrick’s Day Door Plaque
My plaque was made to hang vertically so I removed the hangers with a screw driver and placed them so that the plaque would hang horizontally. Once this was done I attached some ribbon and hung it on my door.